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Nourishing Cuticle Balm

This balm is excellent for very brittle nails, that are easily broken or split and cuticles that are torn and ripped.

PhaseIngredientINCIFunction%WEIGHT FOR 25G
ALANOLINAcetylated LanolinEMOLLIENT26%6.5G
ALECITHINSoybean lecithin EMOLLIENT12%3G
AFRACTIONATED COCONUT OILCaprylic/capric triglycerideEMOLLIENT12%3G
AMANGO BUTTERMANGIFERA INDICA SEED BUTTEREMOLLIENT37%9.25G
ABEESWAXCERA ALBA (Beeswax)EMOLLIENT12%3G
AESSENTIAL OILFRAGRANCE1%0.25G

Weigh all the ingredients, except the fragrance or essential oil, into a heatproof container and place in a double boiler. When melted, remove and add your fragrance or essential oil. Pour into your container.

This balm will have a slightly liquidy consistency – it won’t come out of your container, but it will melt easily when you touch it. The yellow colour comes from the lanolin (yellow-brown) and the lecithin (very brown). It is sticky and greasy feeling, but it really does make your cuticles feel very moisturized!

The reason for my ingredients? We know the lanolin is very moisturizing and offers water-repelling properties. The lecithin offers wonderful phospholipids along with great moisturizing, as does the fractionated coconut oil. And the beeswax was to make it more water repellant and stiffer.

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