Thursday, March 7, 2013

Healthy Nails and Cuticles

HEALTHY NAILS AND CUTICLES


Do you have problems with nails that split and curl. I do and I have found a few recipes that might help with this problem. I always new that Lemon essential oil was great for nails but these recipes are even better. I have always had problems with my nails splitting and curling as soon as they grow long enough to look nice. Then they break again and again. I tried the professional nails and that made things worse. They became so paper thin I was pretty worried about them for awhile. I started using Lemon Essential oil on them and that helped some. But they still split as soon as they grew out. So I was looking for something that will help better. And I think I found it.

Strengthening Nail Oils Recipe

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Vitamin E Oil 

10 drops Frankincense

10 drops Myrrh

10 drops Lemon

Directions:

Mix the ingredients together and store in a dark colored 

bottle. To use, Rub on nails twice a week.


Weak Nail Cuticle Oil Recipe

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Apricot Oil

2 drops Wheat Germ Oil

2 drops Frankincense

2 drops Myrrh

Directions:

Rub on nails twice a week.


Rose Cuticle Oil Recipe

1/4  almond oil   

2 tsp.apricot kernel oil

5 drops geranium essential oil 

2 drops rose  essential oil

Mix the ingredients together and store in a dark colored 

bottle. To use, massage into nails every day to encourage 

healthy growth. Also, add a few drops to a dish with warm 

water and soak nails for 10 minutes.


Jojoba Nail Growth Oil Recipe

Ingredients:

2 Tbs Jojoba oil

10 drops Frankincense essential oil

10 drops Lemon essential oil

10 drops Myrrh essential oil

Directions:

Mix the ingredients together and store in a dark colored 

bottle. To use, Rub on nails twice a week.





Almond Oil Nail Growth Oil Recipe

Ingredients:

20 drops lavender essential oil

10 drops lemon essential oil

2 tablespoon almond oil

Directions:

Add the essential oils into a bottle. Next, add the almond oil. 

Tighten the top and shake the bottle vigorously for 1 minute 

to blend. To use, massage the nail bed once a day to 

encourage healthy growth. 


Stimulating Nail Growth Rub Recipe

Ingredients:

1 drop peppermint oil

1 drop myrrh essential oil

2 drops lavender oil essential oil

1 1/2 tablespoon Almond carrier oil.

Directions:

Mix ingredients. Rub into cuticles and onto nails once a day, 

at bedtime.




Peppermint Massage Oil Recipe

Ingredients:

10 tsp. grapeseed oil 

3 drops eucalyptus oil 

4 drops rosemary oil 

2 drops peppermint oil 

these oils can be bought at any 

natural store or even some 

craft stores.

Directions:

Combine oils. Store in a small jar. Warm up oil before doing 

any massage. Your toes will love the minty, refreshing 

feeling!


Moisturizing nail Soak Recipe

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon Hemp Seed Oil

3-5 drop Lavender essential oils

Directions:


Mix ingredients in a small bowl. Soak nails for 10-15 

minutes. Rinse well. 


Anti-Aging Hand treatment (essential oil method) Recipe

Ingredients:

6 tbs. Jojoba Oil

2 tbs. Flax seed oil

3 drops Carrot seed essential oil

3 drops pomegranate extract

Directions:

Mix ingredients in a bowl. Apply to hands and cover with zip

 lock bags. Allow to set for 20 minutes. Remove and wash

 hands.

Mix ingredients in a small bowl. Soak nails for 10-15 

minutes. Rinse well. 


Nail Growth Soak Recipe

Ingredients:

1 tsp Flax seed oil

5 drops Myrrh Essential Oil

5 drops Sandalwood EO

enough water to fill small soaking bowl for hands

Directions:

Add ingredients to warm water. Soak hands 10 minutes. 

Rinse after.


Lemon Honey Hand Cream Recipe

Ingredients:

3 tbsp beeswax

1 tbsp liquid lanolin

1/2 cup light sesame oil

1 tbsp. coconut oil

1 teaspoon honey

15 drops lemon essential oil

Directions:

Melt together all ingredients except for essential oils, on low 

heat double boiler.  Mix completely until smooth. Add EOs.

 Pour into jar. Let harden



Jojoba Oil Hand Cream Recipe

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup hot water

1/4 cup emulsifying wax

1/4 cup jojoba oil 

15 drops Patchouli Essential Oil

15 drops Frankincense essential oil

Directions:

Combine jojoba oil and emulsifying wax in a glass 

measuring cup and microwave for 1 minute until melted. Add

 the essential oil into the melted wax/jojoba oil mixture. 

Microwave 1 1/4 cup of water for 1 minute. Pour the heated 

water over the wax/oil mixture and stir. Pour into pint size 

jars  and allow to cool overnight. Patchouli Essential Oil is 

great for dry,cracked skin.



Problematic, Dry Hand Cream Recipe

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup hot water

1/4 cup emulsifying wax

1/4 cup Organic Rosehip Seed Oil

25 drops Lavender essential oil

Directions:

Combine Rosehip Seed Oil and emulsifying wax in a glass 

measuring cup and microwave for 1 minute until melted. Add 

the essential oil into the melted wax/Rosehip Seed Oil 

mixture. Microwave 1 1/4 cup of water for 1 minute. Pour the 

heated water over the wax/oil mixture and stir. Pour into pint 

size jars  and allow to cool overnight. Rosehip seed oil is 

considered a “dry” oil, meaning that it soaks into the skin 

easily, and does not leave a greasy residue.  It is a 

wonderful hydrator, and penetrates dry or damaged skin 

immediately,


Herbs for strong nails: alfalfa, black cohosh, burdock root,

 horsetail, oatstraw, dandelion, Gotu kola and yellow dock, 

royal jelly, spirulina, kelpall rich in minerals and silica.


Essential oils for strong nailslemongrass, frankincense, 

lemon and myrrh



I hope you have some success with one or more of these 

blends. I am striving for better looking nails and softer 

hands. Good luck in your endeavors to stronger nails. 

To order the Essential oils listed please order at my online 

store at www.mydoterra.com/176014 or email me at 

bgsissel@gmail.com for more 

information on how to get the oils at a reduced price.


WARNING: NOT ALL ESSENTIAL OILS ARE THE SAME. 

DOTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS ARE CERTIFIED PURE

THERAPEUTIC GRADE OILS AND ARE GUARANTEED TO 

HAVE NO CHEMICALS OR SYNTHETICS IN THEM. I 

RECOMMEND DOTERRA FOR SAFETY AND PURITY.

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