It’s no question that essential oils work wonders on dry and sensitive skin, and this pampering DIY hot oil hand and cuticle treatment will leave your mitts feeling nourished and rejuvenated.

The combination of three very hydrating essential oils relieves the skin of any dryness, whilst the antimicrobial lavender oil clears the skin and nails of any nasty bacteria that can build up from wearing winter gloves.

Hot oil hand + cuticle treatment DIY recipe

2 cups of olive oil
1 cup almond oil
6 drops of lavender essential oil
6 drops of myrrh essential oil
6 drops of geranium essential oil

In a microwave safe bowl pour in the olive, and almond oil, and heat in the microwave for 15 second increments. The oil needs to be warm enough to benefit the skin, but not hot enough that it’s uncomfortable and painful, and be careful when testing the oil so as not to burn yourself.


When the oil has reached the desired temperature, add the essential oils into the olive and almond oil mix. Before placing your hands in the bowl, make sure your hands are clean of any lotion, and nails are free from lacquer to allow the oil to penetrate the skin. Place hands in the bowl as far as it’ll allow, and gently massage the oil into hands and nails.


Keep hands in the oil until it has cooled completely before rinsing the hands with warm, soapless water. Gently pat dry hands before applying The Goodwash Company lavender, patchouli and rose geranium hand lotion. The pure essential oils combined with the aloe vera and argan oil in the lotion will work with the oil treatment to strengthen nails and hydrate skin, leaving you with the prettiest paws in town. Complete this treatment two times a week for optimum results.


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