DIY Manicure Nail Oil
Fingernails, like hair, contain a protein called keratin. They can benefit from the use of aromatherapy oils to keep them healthy, elastic and looking lovely with a low sheen. The appearance and condition of your finger nails is a great health indicator. White moons and a pale pink coloring is a sign of good circulation and metabolism. Ridges, flakiness and spots may indicate a health issue such as a lack of calcium in the diet. *Be sure to see your doctor if you have any health concerns.
Finger nails provide one of the first impressions someone has of you. Broken, chipped, un-filed nails can be common for me at times, especially following a seasonal change in the vegetable garden as this is usually when I am tidying up from the previous season and adding new plants. Gardening can be tough on the hands. A little while ago I created a gardeners hand scrub to help get give gardeners hands a little TLC, this nail oil is also a great way to give your nails and cuticles a little bit of care. I have also been using this lovely rich oil to rub into my hands once a day also.
The skin on my hands is looking more and more aged as my hands work HARD all the time, in the garden, in the kitchen, with the kids. Mine certainly deserve more love and attention on a regular basis. I regularly also make this handcream to combat the dryness.
This nail oil treatment is very quick and simple to prepare so grab a cup of tea, a nail file, scissors and cuticle wand and get started.
Pin this recipe for your mum for Mothers Day – it will be here before you know it.
- 6 ml Almond Oil
- 1 ml Avocado Oil
- 1 ml Evening Primrose Oil
- 1 drop Cedarwood essential oil
- 1 drop Geranium essential oil
- 1 drop Lemon essential oil
- Add the almond, avocado and evening primrose to the jar that you are using
- Add the essential oils
- Store in a cool, dark location
- Gently rub a few drops of the oil into the cuticles and nails of each hand every few days for a couple of weeks, or as needed.
If you have a health condition (including pregnancy) do NOT use essential oils without consulting a qualified therapist.
The ingredients that I have selected for this Nail Treatment Oil are based on their individual properties. You will find a summary below:
|Almond Oil||Suitable for all skin types especially dry skin, after sun care. It is rich in protein|
|Avocado Oil||Very stable oil, high vitamin content, suitable for very dry and mature skin|
|Evening Primrose Oil||High in Linoleic acid (essential fatty acid) – healing, regenerative, moisturising. Dry and mature skin.|
|Cedarwood Essential Oil||Anti inflammatory in small doses, strengthens hair growth, antiseptic|
|Geranium Essential Oil||Skin tonic – inflamed or irritated skin, bruising, wounds|
|Lemon Essential Oil||Antibacterial, anti rheumatic, cuts and abrasions, weak nails, infections, antiseptic|
This recipe includes naturally sourced ingredients, despite this it is still possible for one or more ingredients to be unsuitable for some people. If you experience any reaction or discomfort (as with any product, or food) you should discontinue use immediately. Please ensure that you are using high quality pure essential oils. Fragrance oils (chemical replicas of essential oils) are unsuitable for use.
Good quality essential oils include the botanical name of the plant they have been extracted from and the country of origin. Use organic oils if possible.
If you have a health condition (including pregnancy) do NOT use essential oils without consulting a qualified therapist. Essential oils are highly concentrated, at approximately 70 times stronger than the plant that they came from. They should only be used as directed, or upon the advice of a trained practitioner. Essential oils must be stored out of reach of children. This recipe is provided for educational purposes. It should not be considered as health advice.
- E Keller, Aromatherapy Handbook for beauty hair and skin care, Healing Arts Press, Vermont, 1991
- S Fischer-Rizzi Complete Aromatherapy Handbook, Sterling Publishing, New York, 1990
- D Ryman, Aromatherapy The Encyclopedia of Pants and Oils and How They Help You, Piatkus, London, 1991
- Dr Kurt Schnaubelt, Aromatehrapy and Regenerative Skin Care, Essential Therapeutics, 1991
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