Some years ago I did a search for a product to use to strengthen nails. Almost all of them contained almond oil. So, with that information in hand, I combined sweet almond oil with bitter almond essential oil 50/50 and used it to make the following nail & cuticle balm: CONTAINER SOY WAX CUTICLE BALM 10.5 oz. makes 52 mini compacts (5 grams) Ingredients: Soy wax, cocoa butter, shea butter, almond oil, almond essential oil, avocado oil, vitamin E, essential oils. 5 oz. Soy Wax (120°) 47.6% 2 oz. Almond Oil (50/50), & Avocado Oil (optional) 19% 1.5 oz. Cocoa Butter 14.3% 1.5 oz. Shea Butter 14.3% 0.5 oz. fragrance (optional) (BB's Almond Biscotti FO) 10.5 oz. TOTAL 100% Melt oils, soy wax, and cocoa butter until completely liquid. Melt in short 45 second bursts in a microwave, stirring between each time. Once fully melted, add the Shea butter in small chunks to allow the heat of liquid wax and oils to melt it. Add fragrance or essential oil and mix well. Pour 5 grams each into mini compacts. Allow to cool to room temp for an hour before capping. TO USE: Use the thumb pad of one hand to swipe enough balm to massage into the cuticles and nails of the other hand. Repeat with the other thumb. I do this while watching TV. I also carry a mini compact in my purse and use it while sitting in the waiting room of the doctor's office or other places while standing in line.