Body & Soul: Cuticle and Nail Butter

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<p>• 2 tablespoons jojoba oil<br />
• 1 tablespoon shea butter<br />
• 1 tablespoon grated beeswax<br />
• 10 drops lavender essential oil</p>
<p>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.<br />
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<em>Laurel Vukovic writes and teaches about herbs and natural healing from her home in southern Oregon. She is the author of</em> 1001 Natural Remedies <em>(DK, 2003) and</em> Herbal Healing Secrets for Women<em> (Prentice Hall, 2000).</em>
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