• 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
• 1 tablespoon shea butter
• 1 tablespoon grated beeswax
• 10 drops lavender essential oil
1. Combine jojoba oil, shea butter and beeswax in a small pot. Warm gently over very low heat until shea butter and beeswax melt. Remove the pot from the heat. Stir in lavender essential oil. Pour the mixture into a small, widemouth glass jar and cool completely before covering. Rub a small amount of this protective butter into your cuticles and nails daily.
Laurel Vukovic writes and teaches about herbs and natural healing from her home in southern Oregon. She is the author of 1001 Natural Remedies (DK, 2003) and Herbal Healing Secrets for Women (Prentice Hall, 2000).
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