You don’t have to spend $15 on one tube of nail buffing cream when you can make your own for a fraction of the cost. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make your own homemade nail buffing cream. Not only will it save you money, but it will allow you to customize the ingredients so that they work best with your skin type and desired level of shine.
Ready? Let’s get started!
What is buffing cream?
Buffing cream is a type of nail polish remover that contains a high amount of acetone. Acetone is the main ingredient in nail polish removers and is responsible for removing the top layer of your nails to reveal shinier nails underneath. Buffing cream often contains other ingredients, such as glycerin, olive oil, coconut oil, lanolin, vitamin E, and aloe vera to protect your skin from harsh chemicals and moisturize your cuticles.
Ingredients for homemade nail buffing cream
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) liquid soap
- 3 tablespoons (45 ml) water
- 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) glycerin
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon (2.5-5 ml) lemon juice
- Food coloring, if desired
?How to make your own buffing cream
There are many ways to make your own buffing cream, but the simplest way is by mixing beeswax, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 tablespoons of beeswax
- 1 tablespoon of shea butter
- 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
To start, heat up 1 inch of water in a pot on the stove. Then, add the beeswax to a small saucepan and place it over the boiling water. Stir until the wax melts completely. Add one tablespoon of shea butter and 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil to the melted wax and stir again until everything is combined. Now it’s time to get creative! You can use any type of container you want (glass jars are popular) as long as it has a lid so that you can store your homemade buffing cream in the refrigerator for later use. Pour your mixture into your chosen container using a paintbrush to spread it along the sides and create an even layer inside. Allow this mixture to cool for about ten minutes before applying with fingers or by dipping in a cotton pad
How to use your homemade nail buffing cream
Once you’ve made your cream, you’ll want to apply it just like polish. Apply two coats and then finish the look with a topcoat.
Now that you know how to make your own buffing cream, go ahead and give it a try!