Mother Earth Living

Body & Soul: Cocoa Butter Cuticle Cream

Seven do-it-yourself treatments to make you say, "Mmm."
By Janice Cox
December/January 2009
Add to My MSN


Content Tools

Related Content

In the News: Contaminated Herbs In Spain?

According to Physorg.com, about 26 percent of herbs and 20 percent of spices sold in Spain are conta...

A Passion for Chocolate

When chocolate embraces herbs and spices, prepare yourself for flavor-filled bliss.

Chocolate-Flavored Sunscreen

According to recent studies, you may be able to protect your skin by adding a serving of dark chocol...

Capsules: Peonies and Dementia

Japanese scientists have linked peonies to treatments for dementia.

Makes 1 ounce 

Cocoa butter is a popular ingredient in creams and lotions because of its smooth texture, chocolaty fragrance and rich emollient properties. Many women use pure cocoa butter to rid their skin of stretch marks and scars. Combined with coconut oil, it is perfect for conditioning your cuticles. Massaging this cream into your cuticles daily will help boost circulation and promote healthy nail growth.

• 1 teaspoon cocoa butter, grated
• 2 tablespoons coconut oil

1. Gently heat cocoa butter and coconut oil in a small pot until melted.

2. Stir well and pour into a clean dish or container. Allow to cool completely. 

3. Massage a small amount into your cuticles.

Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty at Home, Natural Beauty for All Seasons and Natural Beauty from the Garden, all published by Henry Holt and Company (New York). For more recipes and ideas, visit her at www.HerbCompanion.com/Contributors .

For more cocoa-based recipes from Body & Soul: Chocolate Spa Treatments, click here.








Post a comment below.

 


MY COMMUNITY
no image
valerykenery
8/29/2014 12:04:10 AM
no image
HarvestRight
8/21/2014 5:22:39 PM
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 10:03:07 AM
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 9:59:22 AM
no image
NatureHillsNursery
8/20/2014 9:30:07 AM
no image
melisastarr
8/19/2014 12:57:22 PM
no image
Peggy McMahan
8/18/2014 11:29:51 AM






Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.