Basic Hand Cream
These ingredients can be blended to make a basic hand cream. Add 10 drops of essential oil of your choice to it.
What you will need:
15 g /½ oz cocoa butter
40 ml/1⅓ oz almond oil
15 g/½ oz beeswax
5 drops evening primrose oil
5 drops carrot oil
What to do:
Melt the cocoa butter and the beeswax in a bain-marie/double boiler.
Add the almond, evening primrose and carrot oils and mix together well. If you wish to make this cream thinner, add more almond oil or thicker by using less almond oil.
Add the essential oil of your choice when the blend is complete and mix well.
Decant into a dark glass container.
Essentials oils that you could add to this cream:
Geranium, lemon, rose, palmarosa, peppermint and lavender.
For a nail bed treatment you can use vegetable oils such as jojoba, rosehip seed, borage and apricot kernel.
For cuticle softening use avocado, wheatgerm and red carrot root vegetable oils.