How to Make Your Own Cuticle Oil…
- First you’ll need a large applicator bottle ( I used a 15oz hair color applicator bottle from Sally Beauty Supply. I couldn’t find it on their website but they have them in the store). I use an applicator bottle because:
- You can measure out each oil.
- You can easily pour the oil into a smaller bottle.
- Next you’ll need your oils*. The oils you use are completely up to you and your skin needs, however one oil I HIGHLY recommend you have is at least 4oz of Jojoba Oil. Jojoba oil best matches the molecular structure of the sebum you naturally produce, allowing it to absorb into and effectively hydrate dry skin.
- 4oz of Jojoba Oil
- 4oz of Vitamin E oil (I like Trader Joe’s Vitamin E oil which contains: soybean oil,Vitamin E (DL-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate or D-Alpha Tocopheral), Coconut Oil) *If you can’t find a good vitamin E oil you can substitue with Coconut Oil.
- 3 oz of Avocado oil.
- 2 oz of Grapeseed oil.
- 2oz of Sweet Almond oil. (If you have a nut allergy you can substitute with Apricot oil)
- Replace the cap to the applicator (or cover the hole with your finger) and give a good shake to mix all of the oils together.
- Now pour into an empty polish bottle (or cuticle pen applicator). I like to reuse empty treatment bottles (like the one below), just be sure to rinse them out first. You could use an empty polish bottle but be sure to clean it out with pure acetone, followed by soap and water to remove any traces of polish/acetone.
- Apply to the entire cuticle area and surrounding skin as often as you’d like (the more often the better!).
- After applying to all of your fingers massage it into the skin, doing one finger at a time. Once you’ve done each finger (and thumbs) rub excess oil into your hands as you would with hand lotion.
Store the bottle in a cool, dark place (such as a cabinet).