Want to have that Lemony Flutter sweetness on your fingertips without worrying about getting sunburned or having to do your gels beneath a UV lamp?
Is it possible that you’re allergic to lanolin? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered — here’s a quick and easy Lemon-Free Flutter recipe that retains the majority of the benefits of Lush’s Lemony Flutter without the troublesome ingredients.
Because when we go past a mirror, we notice our flyaway hair. We notice when one of our enemies has gained half a pound. We can recognize a location from a mile away. Because we pay attention to the tiniest of things. That is why we require this homemade cuticle cream.
When it comes to cuticle care, I only use a few products on a regular basis, one of which is a butter. Actually, there are three of them! Each of the three cuticle butters that I use in my cuticle care routine serves a slightly different purpose. I know it seems absurd to have three virtually identical products for three different purposes, but there are always minor variances in any beauty product that only you notice. Whether it’s shampoo, foundation, or top coat, we’ve got you covered! Burt’s Bees Cuticle Cream, Lush Lemony Flutter, and Nail Butter are the cuticle butters in the running.
- 1 BURT’S BEES LEMON BUTTER CUTICLE CREAM
- 2 LUSH LEMONY FLUTTER
- 3 NAIL BUTTER
- 4 Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter
- 5 7 parts shea butter + 1 part coconut oil + 1 part olive oil + 1 part beeswax
- 6 Frequently Asked Questions
BURT’S BEES LEMON BUTTER CUTICLE CREAM
£5.99 for 15g It’s available at Boots, Feel Unique, and other stores, and I use it on the move. As you can see, my Burt’s Bees tin is well-used! Because it’s such a compact size and the tin is so light-weight, I take it everywhere with me. It has a distinct citrus aroma to it, which I find wonderful, and the consistency is thick but creamy.
In this one, you can definitely smell the oil. I’ve discovered that the surface of the product can harden with time, making it impossible to pick up any of it, so I occasionally have to insert a q-tip in there and manipulate the substance to soften it up. If your cuticles need a boost during the day, this is the remedy for you.
LUSH LEMONY FLUTTER
£6.75 for 50g It’s available online and in stores at Lush, and I use it gently before photographing my nails. I’ve previously evaluated Lemony Flutter and my opinion hasn’t changed – I’m definitely a casual user. I enjoy having it on hand, but I don’t rely on it for cuticle health.
This one is on my desk, which is where I do all of my swatching and photography. It doesn’t leave a shiny finish when applied sparingly, so I can get away with putting it around my nails right before shooting shots to keep my cuticles looking clipped and fresh!
This one has a citrus aroma that is muted with a hint of hospital floors. The consistency is less greasy than Burt’s Bees, but it’s still creamy and delicious. This one, like the Burt’s Bees, can form a hard layer on top, but a nice mix can bring it back to life.
RRP $24.00 (£15.00) for 28.35g/1oz. It’s available from Nail Butter, and I use it a lot right before night. Since my previous post at the end of last year, Nail Butter has undergone a dramatic transformation.
There’s a new formula and packaging, but it’s still better than before, and it’s still my favorite cuticle butter because it’s so hydrating. I keep it next to my bed and use it before going to sleep every night.
I’m usually too exhausted by that point to spend 5 minutes rubbing it in, so I simply spread it all over my nail beds and let it work overnight.
Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter
Don’t forget about your cuticles when you’re focusing on and treating the skin around your nails for a flawless manicure. They can produce a dry, unattractive border around your nails if they’re scraggly or undernourished.
Any nail paint you use will draw attention to your cuticles, which are in desperate need of care. You need to get your hands on a fast-working and powerful cuticle cream because no amount of conventional hand lotion will help to make your cuticles supple or look better. Choose a cuticle butter like Lush’s Lemony Flutter instead.
The natural and nutritious components give it a wonderfully creamy texture.
Shea butter, mango butter, and coconut oil are all hydrating. They fight dryness and leave your cuticles and hands looking lot smoother and more beautiful. Furthermore, the butter has a lemon curd scent, which makes it even more enticing and pleasant to use when giving yourself a manicure at home. After your manicure is done and dusted, you’ll want to rub this Lemony Butter on additional rough spots of skin, such as your elbows and knees. Make sure you buy a lot of it because you’ll run out quickly.
Let’s start with the top ten ingredients in Lemony Flutter:
– Fresh Organic Lemon Infusion
– Shea Butter
– Soya Oil
– Organic Cold Pressed Avocado Oil
– Organic Cold Pressed Flaxseed Oil
– Mango Butter
– Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
– Castor Oil
The primary (and most abundant) ingredient is lemon infusion, which is created by boiling lemons in water and then filtering. Lemon juice has some unsettling side effects, but since cuticle cream is typically applied at night and on thick, tough skin, this isn’t a major concern. It can, however, enhance sun sensitivity, which could be an issue for persons with sensitive skin, those who spend a lot of time in the sun, or those who use UV lights for gels and acrylics. As a result, we’ll eliminate it from our formula.
Lanolin is another possible hazardous component. Lanolin is “a soft, yellow, waxy material secreted by the sebaceous glands of sheep,” according to the Lushopaedia, but let’s not mince matters. It’s made of sheep fat. Which is a little revolting. However, because it’s so similar to human sebum, it’s a fantastic moisturizer. Unfortunately, it’s also a common allergen; for example, my sister is sensitive to lanolin. We’ll use a formula that isn’t based on sheep.
That leaves us with a variety of plant butters and oils (shea butter, mango butter, coconut oil) (soya, avocado, flaxseed, castor). Shea butter is a big deal because it’s the second most important ingredient, and based on how Lemony Flutter crystallizes, it’s a significant portion of the composition.
Beeswax is added to the mixture to make it tougher and more balm-like. We’ll need to reduce the beeswax to keep the formula supple now that we’ve removed the watery lemon and squishy lanolin.
To keep the formula simple, I simply used two other oils: olive oil and coconut oil, which I chose because they’re both readily available. You might be able to get away with just one more liquid oil. I chose olive oil since it has a similar character to avocado oil, but it won’t matter too much in this recipe because shea butter will be doing the majority of the hard work. The liquid oils are mostly used to soften the recipe.
7 parts shea butter + 1 part coconut oil + 1 part olive oil + 1 part beeswax
I used a 1/4 teaspoon as my “part,” resulting in a total volume of 12.5 mL (10 x 1/4 teaspoons). I used a tub with a diameter of 3.5 cm and a height of 2.5 cm (left over from 2012’s body butter!) and filled it about 2/3 of the way, leaving enough room for stirring.
The method is a straightforward melt-and-mix – I followed the same steps I used to re-melt Lemony Flutter, which is basically “zap in the microwave until liquid, stir until thick, let cool.”
Step 1, combine all of your ingredients in a microwave-safe tub. I’m using the container that will be used to store the balm so that I don’t have to clean up as much.
Step 2: Microwave the tub in 15-30 second increments until everything is melted. To ensure that everything melts, stir often. The beeswax will be the last thing to melt. When everything is clear and liquidy, it’s finished. (Other heat sources, such as a hairdryer or a double boiler, can be used.)
Step 3: Stir it while it’s setting to keep it from becoming gritty. It’s also better if it cools down quickly, so don’t be afraid to use some ice to speed up the process. Stir until the sauce thickens.
Step 4: Allow it to dry. It’s supposed to be silky smooth!
It has a slightly firmer texture than Lemony Flutter, but it’s still squishy. Unfortunately, as I discovered when I opened the jar after a hot afternoon, it shares other traits with Lemony Flutter:
GRAINS. GRAINS EVERYWHERE
To solve this problem, I changed the recipe slightly: adding more beeswax and less shea butter makes the formula melt more slowly, because beeswax has a higher melting point (62-64 oC vs 31-45 oC for shea butter). It’s a little tougher and less squishy than Lemony Flutter, but it still melts quickly enough for immediate use.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you use Lemony Flutter lush?
Rub all over the abrasive areas, such as elbows, heels, and nails! Treat your cuticles to an organic avocado oil paradise, rich with vitamin-rich mango butter and crisp lemon infusion.
How do you make cuticle butter?
1/4 C. shea butter.
2 Tbsp. coconut oil.
1 Tbsp. jojoba oil.
1 Tbsp. Vitamin E oil.
15 drops Lavender essential oil.
15 drops Geranium essential oil.
15 drops Rosemary essential oil.
Clear Plastic Cosmetic Containers.
Can you make cuticle cream?
Fill about one-third of a small pot with water to produce your own cuticle cream. Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. On a mason jar or heat-safe glass container, combine the shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil, and set it in the pan. Blend these ingredients together with a spoon or whisk as they melt.
What does lemon butter cuticle cream do?
When you reach for this cuticle cream, you’ll be rewarded with restorative nail care and a burst of bright lemon aroma. It’s vital for that freshly-manicured feeling, since it nourishes dry, brittle nails while moisturizing and softening cuticles.