Homemade Lemon Cuticle Cream

Do your cuticles need a little TLC? Try this homemade lemon cuticle cream. This DIY cuticle cream is made with nourishing creams and essential oils that your cuticles will love.

Homemade lemon cuticle cream sitting next to sliced lemons and lavender plant

Healthy cuticles are so important if you want to have beautiful hands and nails. Dry and splitting cuticles can cause a beautiful manicure to look not so beautiful.

And if unhealthy cuticles are ignored they can actually lead to painful infections.

Cuticles help protect the nail bed from bacteria and infection. If they get too dry and damaged that can cause a lot of problems for your nails.

It is really important to keep your cuticles clean and nourished if you want to have healthy hands and nails.

My favorite way to care for cuticles is with a cuticle cream.

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How Does Cuticle Cream Work

Cuticle cream works by nourishing the cuticle area with powerful essential oils and moisturizing creams.

Cuticle cream helps to prevent dry, splitting cuticles which then prevents nasty, nail bed infections.

Homemade Cuticle Cream Ingredients

I like to make my own homemade cuticle cream because that way I have more control over what ingredients are used.

So many store-bought nail products are filled with nasty, toxic chemicals.

To make your own homemade cuticle cream you’ll need a small container like this one and the following ingredients:

I chose lavender essential oil for this DIY because it is has antimicrobial properties that are great for healing the skin.

And I chose lemon essential oil because it has antibacterial properties that can help keep the nail bed bacteria free.

This homemade cuticle oil is very easy to customize. If you would prefer to use different essential oils feel free to switch them out.

Rose and frankincense essential oil are great alternatives. Sweet orange would also work well in this recipe.

If you’re prone to nail bed infections you can add a few drops of tea tree essential oil to the recipe. Tea tree oil has anti-fungal and antiseptic properties that can help treat and prevent nail fungus.

How to Make Homemade Lemon Cuticle Cream

To make your own DIY cuticle cream follow the step-by-step directions below.

1 | Fill a medium sauce pan 1/2 way with water. Place on stove and bring to boil.

2 | Add 1 tablespoon of beeswax and 2 tablespoons of shea butter to a glass mason jar

3 | Turn off stove and place mason jar into the water

4 | Allow shea butter and beeswax to melt

5 | Carefully remove mason jar from water

6 | Add 8 drops of lemon essential oil to jar

7 | Add 8 drops of lavender essential oil to jar

8 | Add 5 drops of vitamin E to jar

9 | Stir well

10 | Pour mixture into small container

11 | Allow to cool to room temperature and solidify before using

Homemade lemon cuticle cream sitting next to sliced lemons on wooden cutting board

How To Apply Cuticle Cream

To use this cuticle cream simply massage a small amount into the cuticle area of each finger. Allow to fully absorb.

I like to apply cuticle cream to my nails each night before bed.

Cuticle Cream for Lips

This cuticle cream also doubles as a lip balm. Simply apply a small amount to your lips and massage in gently.

I like to use this on my lips at night as well. This cream does contain lemon essential oil which is phototoxic. So you’ll want to avoid direct sun exposure for a few hours if you do decide to use it on your lips.

Homemade lemon cuticle cream sitting next to sliced lemons and lavender plant

Need Essential Oils?

There are many essential oil companies that sell high-quality essential oils. I used to use Young Living oils exclusively but I just couldn’t afford to use them anymore.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover several brands that sell amazing, high-quality essential oils at very affordable prices.

I love Florihana essential oils and I use them quite often. If you’re not familiar with Florihana essential oils you can check out my full Florihana essential oils review.

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This cuticle cream will stay good for about a year. There is no need to refrigerate it. Just be sure to keep it in a tightly sealed container when not in use.

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