Our nails need pampering every once in a while. We all have busy lives and many of us (me included) don’t have time to regularly look after our nails and cuticles.
Even for those people who have regular manicures, you might not actually be doing your nails a favour. Nail polishes typically contain solvents, film formers, resins, plasticisers, pigments, pearls and thickening agents. Your nails are quite porous so it’s possible that some of these chemicals are absorbed further into your nail bed and beyond. I can guarantee you that most if not all of the ingredients in nail polish will be synthetically manufactured.
Even if you’re not using nail polish, every day your nails and cuticles are being exposed to the elements and they can become brittle and dry. So it is worth taking the time to treat your nails and cuticles, they deserve it. Let’s have a look at a DIY nail and cuticle oil that you can make at home with natural ingredients.
This Lemon Shine Nail Oil will gently nourish your nails. It uses two different essential oils that will help keep your nails healthy through their anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Hi I am newly interested in making my own nail care treatments and this recipe is PRETTY close to what I wanted and have the ingredients to make for my first time…however I do want to know if beeswax can be substituted for the olive oil. Thanks for sharing!
I forgot to add I am wanting to use the beeswax hoping it will make a balm or cream that I can store. Thanks for your time!!