Orange Cuticle Cream Recipe

I am a long time sufferer of extremely dry skin. Since I am hypothyroid it comes with the territory. I decided to give some cuticle cream a try and whipped up this lovely batch of Orange cuticle cream. It's quite simple, requiring only 3 ingredients and smells heavenly!

Orange Cuticle Cream


 5 parts castor oil
 3 parts shea butter
 orange essential oil

Heat the first two ingredients on low heat until melted. You can use a water bath for this if you prefer but I don't.
Remove from heat.
Add essential oil.
Pour into a clean container and let cool.

*if using tablespoons as a measurement I add 25-30 drops of EO. This makes 3 small pots of cream.

This keeps my cuticles soft and supple, No more snagged silk when I am working on my projects! I would advise you to only use this on your cuticles as it is a bit too sticky to be used as a hand cream. I find it soaks in quickly though and is already repairing my rough cuticles.

Don't be afraid to try other oils instead of orange.
Here are a few suggestions:
Myrrh is a wonderful oil for wounds. If you have sore and bleeding cuticles this might be the perfect oil for you
Lavender is a very soothing and healing oil. this could also be a good choice.

Hope you enjoy my first body care recipe. Try it, your hands will thank you!


2 comments on "Orange Cuticle Cream Recipe"
  1. I love this! I make body lotions, sunscreen, bug repellent and deodorant, so this is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!

  2. You are more than welcome! I love making this kind of thing. I find them so much more effective than the things you can buy at the department store and with the added benefit that you know exactly what you are putting on your body. Have fun!