Super Simple DIY Nail Strengthener with Essential Oils
Trade in your traditional nail treatment for an easy DIY nail strengthener
Do you struggle with weak and nails that split and peel? Weak nails have been something I have struggled with my entire life! I have tried many different nail strengthener treatments but I have found that they only work over a short period of time. After a while, my nails get used to the treatment and start peeling again. Not only are the results with nail polish strengtheners temporary but once you stop using the treatment your nails will go right back to splitting and peeling. So why not try a DIY nail strengthener with essential oils?
While I have read that consuming foods with omega fatty acids and having plenty of protein can promote strong nails and nail growth I have yet to see results. I do eat have a pretty healthy diet and I definitely get fats from avocados, salmon and nut butter. What is a girl to do?
I decided to see what I could find on the internet about making an all natural nail strengthener. I found that there are several oils and essential oils that can aid in nail strength and growth. Many of the DIY recipes called for a large number of essential oils but I didn’t really want to spend too much money on different types of essential oils. I already had lavender and almond oil, so I just purchased Myrrh essential oil to see if that would help.
Lavender Oil– Disinfects the skin, has moisturizing properties, increases circulation, and has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
Myrrh – Prevents dryness, thinning, and breakage of the nails. It also has antioxidant and antifungal properties.
Almond Oil– Vitamin E, proteins, fatty acids, zinc, potassium and fatty acids. It is also an anti-inflammatory, and high in antioxidants.
All I did was fill this little dropper bottle almost up to the top with sweet almond oil. I added about 10 drops each of Myrrh and Lavender oil. Which seems to be a bit more than the recipes I have come across on the internet but the Myrrh and Lavender oils that I had were already diluted so I wanted to make sure that I added enough to the mixture.
And that’s it! I am going to be using this every night before I go to bed and I will let you know the results in a few months. Keep in mind my goal is not to necessarily get longer nails (they get in the way when I play piano and guitar) but to have healthier looking nails that don’t peel!
There are many other oils that you can use to make a nail strengthener. These just happen to be the ones that are most accessible to me at the time. If they don’t work I will definitely be trying out some different oils but for now, I am going to give this a shot.
Here are a few sites with some more nail strengthener ideas
Do you have any DIY treatments that you use to get healthier nails? Are you going to give this nail treatment a try? Let me know in the comments below. [contextly_sidebar id=”Gt6sOyZNzkFKibSb2KTeOv0gtEAyMlGI”]