This is perhaps one of the simplest shea butter recipes out there. While great for the cuticles, you can use this salve in many ways from extra thick hand lotion to a replacement for Vicks Vapor Rub, to a scalp treatment for dandruff. My favorite use this time of year is as a cuticle cream. Dry chapped winter hands are no fun, but unruly cuticles and hangnails are the difference between no fun and misery.
I keep a tin of this cream near the kitchen sink for use after washing dishes and I keep a tin in my purse so I can rub my fingers down before I slip on my gloves. Moisturizing beneath gloves is like magic, the heat from the gloves is like a heating cap, promoting deep moisturization resulting in silky skin.
This two ingredient shea butter cuticle cream recipe can be executed in five minutes!
Here's what you'll need:
1 teaspoon shea butter
5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Here's what to do:
Melt your shea butter in a double boiler (or pyrex bowl placed inside a pot of boiling water).
Once a liquid has been formed, add five drops of the eucalyptus oil to your melted shea butter. Stir and pour into a 1/2 oz. metal tin.
You can cool and set your cuticle cream by placing it in the refrigerator for twenty minutes.