Do you find it impossible to grow your nails because they are too weak and end up splitting?
If so, then this DIY nail oil can help by giving you stronger nails, in days.
This homemade cuticle oil is super cheap and easy to make. But best of all, it actually works! I massage it into my nails two or three times a day. If I miss a couple of days I always end up breaking a nail as they get brittle very quickly.
It plays a big role in the reason my nails grow long and strong because it strengthens, nourishes, conditions, and protects.
Why Homemade Is Better Than Store-Bought
Most store-bought nail and cuticle oils that are marketed to help your nails grow can contain synthetic ingredients like bad alcohols and perfume. Short term they will make your nails feel conditioned, but long term they're not going to help them.
Making your own DIY nail oil is much better for your fingernails and health.
But, if you don't have time to DIY then Simon + Tom Nails & Cuticles Oil Saviour has a pretty good ingredient list.
5 INGREDIENT DIY CUTICLE OIL
All of the ingredients used in this DIY nail oil work together synergistically to promote healthy nail growth. And if used religiously —at least twice a day, your nails will stop flaking and breaking.
The organic plant oils are packed full of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and essential fatty acids. While the essential oils are high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and cell regenerating properties.
Also, it only takes three minutes to make!
SWEET ALMOND OIL - high in Oleic Acid (omega-9), vitamins E, A, B1, B2, B6, Potassium, Zinc, and Protein.
GRAPESEED OIL - extremely high omegas, it contains Linoleic Acid (omega-6), Oleic Acid (omega-9), Alpha-Linolenic Acid (omega-3), and vitamin E.
ROSE GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL - stimulates cell growth, has antibacterial + antiseptic properties, and tightens and tones the skin tissue. Also helpful for oily skin types as it can regulate overactive sebum production.
CYPRESS ESSENTIAL OIL - stimulates blood circulation, tightens skin tissue and muscle, heals wounds and infections. Also aids respiratory conditions.
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL - promotes healthy skin with its powerful antioxidant properties that help protect the skin from free radicals. It also has calming and healing capabilities.
Best Cuticle Oil Recipe
Feel free to switch these oils for whatever ones you have. Just make sure they are organic, wildcrafted, or at least 100% pure grade. Just pour all of your ingredients into your glass jar or bottle. And that's it!
15ml Sweet Almond Oil
15 ml Grapeseed Oil
4 drops Cypress
4 Drops Rose Geranium
4 Drops Lavender
*30ml Amber Glass Jar*
Use amber or cobalt blue glass as it protects the essential oils. I recycle everything in my kitchen, my cuticle oil jar was once a vanilla bean paste jar!