that's awesome! thanks for sharing!
I guess this is a silly question, but does it ever go bad? I have horrible cuticles so I would probably use it up quickly anyway, but it's always good to know :)
I love this idea!!!! Thanks for sharing.My Best-Kristen
I've not had it go bad, but I imagine it could. I keep natural mixes of any kind in the fridge to be safe...
What type of oil coule be used instead of Apricot Kernel oil. I can't see myself buying that just to make a small batch of this. Would something like walnut oil or grape seed oil work?
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I LOVE that you put it in an altoids tin. Such a cute idea!
what about exact measurements? just go with the flow? and how long to melt in microwave?
I love the tin and what's in it.
I just made this, and for the most part, it's great, buuuut...the honey would not integrate with the oil/wax mix, and instead congregated in a big unbreakable mass in the bottom of the bowl. Should I let the wax mix cool longer before stirring it in?
I'm an aromatherapist and work with these oils regularly. Instead of the microwave gently heat them on your stove top in a double boiler; everything will blend much easier that way. You could also add a few drops of essential oil of lavender, or eucalyptus. And this exact recipe would be great for not only your cuticles, but also your lips, the bottom of your feet, or any where that needs a little extra love!
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Recipe to attract bugs too... and sticky hands.... You can replace the apricot kernel oil with shea or mango butter, if you need.
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Just made this with two different types of honey, both seperated! Any advice?
two posters comnented on the honey not blending... but I don't see any reponses regarding this?
I have made some salves, etc. using honey in the past and the key to get the honey to incorporate is to stir it frequently during the hardening/cooling process ;) Good Luck!
The best way to get honey to blend with your oils is to melt this gently over a low heat in a double boiler; on your stove top. I work with carrier oils and essential oils all the time to create salves, lip balms and more and I never microwave with them. It'll take longer but I promise you'll get it right the first time.
Fyi, most oils really only stay good for roughly 6 months. Keep them in a cool dark place. Or keep in a refrigerator and they'll keep for about year. Unless you use jojoba oil which will last for a handful of years; jojoba oil is one of the only oils that is considered to not have an expiration date. However due to freshness I only keep jojoba products for a few years.