Orange Butter Lip Balm
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|To finish up our perfect hand repair kit, I wanted to make an intense cuticle cream. I have noticed that with all of the contact with paper, my cuticles are really hard and dry. I wanted a product the would help soften and protect the skin around the nails. If the cuticles become too dry, they can even crack and bleed. Yikes! I certainly don’t want that! I also wanted a product that could be put into the lip brush pens to make application easier and mess free. Come join me for this great cream!I used Lanolin in this formulation because it is so good as creating a barrier for protecting the skin. The cuticles seem to get the most abuse and the least amount of care. At least for me, this is the case. The lanolin helps keep the skin soft and as a result, looking nice.I also included Liquid Silk in this formulation. While this ingredient is mainly used for advertisement purposes, I personally think it does add a little extra omhp. What do you think of adding specialty ingredients like Liquid Silk. Do you think it makes a difference in your formulation?My other favorite go to ingredient in this cuticle cream in Hydrovance. Hydrovance is a humectant, meaning it helps keep the skin soft and moisturized. I prefer Hydrovance because it isn’t sticky like glycerin. When tested side by side, I think that the glycerin makes a decent cream while Hydrovance goes the extra mile in the world of luxury. What is your humectant of choice?
Weigh all ingredients except the additives (Fragrance, Liquid Silk and Liquid Germall Plus) into a microwave safe container. Heat in the microwave using short time bursts until everything is melted. Blend the ingredients to a smooth, creamy consistency using the immersion blender. Add the additives once the temperature drops to 120° F into the lotion. Stir gently until completely mixed. Dispense into containers. I used the Doe Foot Pens but it was hard getting the cream inside. I would either use a jar next time or alter my formulation for the pens. Enjoy!