Natural Nail Remedies

Cuticle softener

1 bottle of vitamin E oil

Rub the vitamin E oil on the cuticles of your feet and hands after bath or shower daily and at bedtime.  This is a great natural nail remedy for dry cuticles!

Herbaceous Conditioning Cuticle Oil

  • 2 Tbs. sesame or jojoba oil
  • 8 drops carrot seed essential oil
  • 7 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 3 drops oregano essential oil

This is also great for dry cuticles!  Combine ingredients.  Shake well before each use. Rub into nail and toenail cuticles following a bath or shower; while these oils help prevent fungus, the strong scent makes them best used at night.  Store unused portion in tightly sealed (preferably glass) container in a cool, dark, dry place for  6-12 months.

Hard-as-Nails  Manicure Treat

  • 1 Tbs. purified water, luke – warm, but slightly cooled
  • 1 Tbs. witch hazel (preferably grain-alcohol based)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. natural honey
  • 1/2 tsp. alum powder

Mix the above ingredients in a low-profile bowl. Soak nails for 10-15 minutes, occasionally massaging cuticles gently. Rinse with cool water. Discard unused portion.

Smoothing  Cuticle & Foot Scrub

  • 2 Tbs. fine sea  salt
  • 2 Tbs. castor  oil
  • 1 Tbs. wheat germ,  sesame, or kukui nut oil
  • 2-3 drops of  essential oil (optional)

Combine ingredients  in a bowl until well blended. Rub gently onto damp skin (apply to  dry skin cautiously for an invigorating treatment) in circular motions.  Rinse well or smooth off in bath. Store unused portion in tightly  sealed (preferably glass) container in a cool, dark, dry place for  up to 7 days.

When preparing mixtures and using fresh ingredients.  Always cut in the fresh fruits and vegetables etc last…the enzymes will remain as fresh as possible.

Storage

Try and use dark glass jars and bottles for storage.   You need to avoid too much sunlight and oxygen getting to your mixtures.

Most of these recipes contain natural preservatives.

Keep mixtures in a cool place.  The refrigerator is preferable.  Refrigerate the mixtures containing fruit and or vegetables.

Natural preservatives:

Acids:  Lemon juice and vinegar.

Alcohol: Vodka, witch hazel and brandy.

Essential Oils:  Tea Tree, eucalyptus oil, and thyme.