Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Honey Cuticle Cream


Awhile back I made some lip balm based on this Honey-kissed Lip Balm recipe I found. It made a ton and I still have the Altoids container full of it so I decided to use it as a cuticle cream. It works great!

Here's my recipe (I modified the Honey.com recipe a bit since I didn't have as much beeswax and I had apricot kernel oil instead of sweet almond oil).

1.5 ounces beeswax
3 ounces apricot kernel oil
1 tablespoon honey

Melt the wax and oil in the microwave, stir in the honey, and pour into tins or other containers. When I made it there were some tiny honey globules that didn't mix in, but I made the recipe in a glass measuring cup with a spout, so I just didn't pour that part into the tins.

13 comments:

brandon & brittany said...

that is such a great idea! and great job and reusing the altoid tin! darling darling.

aubrey said...

awesome! and so pretty in the tins.

Thimbleanna said...

Haha. When I started reading your post, I saw the title and then the altoids tin and I briefly thought -- wow -- Altoids is making Honey Cuticle Cream??? This looks like a fun project -- thanks for sharing!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

This is exactly what I needed to read! I'm going to make some up as soon as possible.

megan said...

great idea. I think this a great gift idea. I also saw some little tins at Archivers at the mall.

Amanda Conley said...

Love the balm! I bet it makes great gifts. I'll have to remember that come Christmas!

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

Excellent idea!
Where do you find your ingredients?
Laura

Jessica said...

Hi Laura...I buy the beeswax and apricot kernel oil at a health food store. I'm sure there are lots of places to buy both of them online as well.

SwissDays.com said...

What a great gift idea! Thanks for the recipe!

christi @ burlap and basil said...

this is a fantastic gift idea. thank you!!

the july giftaway is on! hope you'll enter!!

Anonymous said...

This is a salve, not a cream. Salves are better prepared if you double boil them.

Sherry said...

Could I use something like coconut oil instead of the apricot kernal oil do you think?

jess said...

Hi Sherry...you should be able to substitute any kind of oil for the apricot kernel oil. I think the key in the recipe is just the proportion of beeswax to oil.

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