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Cuticle Cream with Wheat Protein

I am back in an extremely dry climate and my cuticles can prove it! Scary! Now is not the time for me to apply to be a hand model. I am also too embarrassed to get a manicure. (Yes, they really are that bad!) Today I wanted to make a cuticle cream that would soothe and hydrate the cuticles. Shall we head to the test kitchen?

I added wheat protein to this recipe for the amino acids and high glutamine levels. Wheat Protein also adds moisture, perfect for a cuticle cream. This is one ingredient that takes a product out of the ball park in quality. What do you think?

I also added Isopropyl Myristate to this formulation to prevent an oily greasy feeling in this cuticle cream. I hate it when I try to solve one problem but end up creating another. I really don’t want to leave oily prints on everything I touch.

I really was surprised when I first applied this cuticle cream. It was fluid, hydrating and light. I actually went back for more and applied it to my arms. I can tell where I applied the lotion and where I didn’t even five hours after applying. I want to make a huge batch that I can just bathe in. My cuticles will need a daily treatment but I am super pleased with this formulation. Request a sample in your next order and see if you would rate it five stars too!

Wheat Protein
Isopropyl Myristate
Emulsifying Wax
Coconut Oil Fractions
Microwave Safe Container
Dropper Bottle


Recipe in Grams
24 grams Wheat Protein
30 grams Hydrovance
36 grams Isopropyl Myristate
24 grams Squalane
30 grams Emulsifying Wax
60 grams Coconut Oil Fractions
390 grams Water
6 grams Optiphen
Recipe in Ounces
0.85 oz Wheat Protein
1.06 oz Hydrovance
1.27 oz Isopropyl Myristate
0.85 oz Squalane
1.06 oz Emulsifying Wax
2.12 oz Coconut Oil Fractions
13.76 oz Water
Recipe in Percentages
4% Wheat Protein
5% Hydrovance
6% Isopropyl Myristate
4% Squalane
5% Emulsifying Wax
10% Coconut Oil Fractions
65% Water
1% Optiphen

Weigh everything into a microwave safe container except for the Optiphen and Wheat Protein. Heat gently until everything has melted. Stir well. Add the Optiphen and Wheat Protein. Stir well. Pour into jars. Seal, label and enjoy!


Finished Lotion

Finished Lotion

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Heated Ingredients

Mixing Lotion

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Adding Preservative

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