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DIY cuticle cream

DIY Cuticle Cream Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 40 uses 1x


By using essential oils combined with a few other amazing ingredients, you can make your own DIY cuticle butter that moisturizes and softens the cuticles.


  • 1 tablespoon organic beeswax
  • 1 ½ tablespoons organic raw shea butter
  • ½ teaspoon organic coconut oil
  • 3 drops vitamin E oil
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops of myrrh essential oil
  • 3 drops tea tree essential oil (optional)


  1. Fill about one-third of a small saucepan with water. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Combine the shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil into a mason jar or heat-safe glass container. Place the jar in the pan.
  3. Blend ingredients together with a spoon.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  5. Add the vitamin E, lavender, lemon and myrrh essential oils. Mix well.
  6. Transfer to a small container or jar and let it cool to room temperature.


To use, use a small wooden stick or a spoon and place a small amount on your palm to help soften the balm. Take a finger and massage a small amount of the cream onto and around the cuticle area. Allow it to sit for 10–15 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 5 min

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