DIY Nail Serum Recipes Using Essential Oils

I will be the first to admit I’ve been a bit neglectful of my hands and nails over the last few years.

I used to have time to worry about nail polish, my cuticles, and moisturizing my hands but the more my girls need me the less I have time to put into extra beauty routines.

Can you relate?

Taking care of your nails don't have to be hard. Try these DIY nail serum recipes to help strengthen your nails and soften your cuticle.

What Changed?

It wasn’t until earlier this year when I started using Color Street Nails that I thought the condition of my cuticles.

Thankfully, because I’ve been taking collagen (read over 1,000 reviews here) regularly my nails have stayed strong but my cuticles were dry.

Since I’ve got a drawer full of essential oils I thought I would find some DIY nail serums to try and share with you.

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Top Essential Oils For Your Nails and Cuticles

Top on the list for best oils for your nails is lavender essential oil.

No surprise there since lavender is good for so many things.

Combine it with jojoba oil and you’ve got a simple yet powerful nail strenghtner for weak and brittle nails when you apply it daily.

Other oils with strengthening properties include lemonfrankincense, and myrrh.

Those oils restore moisture to reduce breakage and thinning.

Other plant oils you could try would be almond oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, or coconut oil to help heal dry cracked cuticles and nails.

Massage any one of those oils into your nails and cuticles daily or before bedtime.

Use The Right Type Of Nail Polish Remover

You can moisturize your cuticles daily but if you use the wrong polish remover you’re working against yourself. 

Nail polish removers with acetone and alcohol can dry your nails and cuticles.

My favorite non-toxic brand is  Karma Naturals (read the reviews on Amazon).Nontoxic Nail Polish RemoverNontoxic Nail Polish RemoverNontoxic Nail Polish Remover

It contains organic lavender & soybean oil but if you don’t like the smell of lavender you can try their tea tree and non-scented formulas.

Try these DIY anil serum recipes using essential oils. Grow longer nails and moisturize your cuticles.

DIY Nail Strengthening and Cuticle Serums Using Essential Oils

Here are some recipes you can try to help keep your cuticles moisturized and strengthen your nails.

Wash your hands with a natural soap then apply the serum to your cuticles and nail beds.

Massage into your nails before bed.

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Nail Strengthening Serum #1

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/4 Teaspoon Jojoba Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
5 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
5 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
5 Drops Myrrh Essential Oil

DIRECTIONS:

Put the ingredients into a roller bottle and shake before using.

Try this cuticle oil recipe using essential oils to soften and strengthen your nails.

Nail Strengthening Serum  #2

From Loving Essential Oils

INGREDIENTS:

1 oz Dropper Bottle
15 drops of Lavender Essential oil
15 drops of Myrrh Essential oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil
2 Vitamin E Oil Capsules

DIRECTIONS:

-Add essential oils to 1 oz dropper bottle. Cut vitamin E capsules open and squeeze into the bottle.
-Fill the remaining space of the bottle with fractionated coconut oil (you could use jojoba or avocado oil instead).
-Screw the lid on and shake to combine.

DIY Nail Growing Oil Recipe

Whipped Green Girl has a recipe for helping your nails grow that will also soften your cuticles, too.

Watch her video to learn how she makes it and the specific reasons she uses each ingredient.

INGREDIENTS:

¼ cup Olive Oil
1 tsp Moringa Oil (Flaxseed Oil is another great option too!)
Freshly Squeezed Orange (1)
1 tbsp Dead Sea Salts
2 drops Tea Tree Oil Essential Oil
Several drops of Vitamin-E Oil

DIRECTIONS:

-Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl- essential oils LAST (avoid aluminum or plastic bowl).
-Soak fingers for 15 to 20min in the mixture.
-Rinse-off.
-Follow-up with a good hand moisturizer.

Whip up one of these recipes to help strengthen your nails and soften your cuticles.

If you try any of the DIY Serums let me know how they work for you.

Other Post You Might Enjoy:
100 Easy and Practical Essential Oil Uses and Recipes
What Are Color Street Nails
Is Your Nail Polish Toxic

 


Reader Comments

  1. I’m going to have to try that nail polish remover. I feel like the regular removers dry out my nails and cuticles quite a bit. I’m excited to mix up one of these recipes too! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Stacy Russell says:

      The nail polish remover takes a little getting used to because it doesn’t seem like it will work. It’s rather oily and you don’t have to use as much as the regular polish remover. At first, I used way more than I should have. The secret is to saturate the cotton ball, hold it on the nail polish and let it sit for about 30 seconds, then with gentle pressure rub off. You can use this same cotton ball for several nails without needing more remover.
      It works really great on the Color Street Nail Polish strips.

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