When it comes to nail care, soaks are essential. If you have the time and you love Do-It-Yourself projects, you can concoct your own soaks that will help keep the cuticles moisturized and your nails stronger.
Nail Soak Recipes
Here are a few nail soak recipes that you can easily whip up in your own home.
Moisturizing Nail Soak
For this moisturizing nail soak, you only need a few things. Let us get to the ingredients.
- Argan Oil – You only need 1 tablespoon.
- Lavender Essential Oils – You would need about 3 – 5 drops.
Here’s how to make this moisturizing soak and how to use it on your nails.
- Simply mix the ingredients in a small bowl and voila! You have your very own moisturizing nail soak.
- All you need to do is soak your nails in the bowl for about 15 minutes and then rinse them with water.
Nail Soak for Stronger Nails
If you have a set of nails that is brittle and prone to breakage, chipping and splitting, then you’ll need this strengthening nail soak recipe.
You will need the following ingredients:
- Egg yolks – Beat 2 egg yolks. Protein from eggs will help strengthen your nails.
- Milk – You will need a quarter cup. Milk is rich in calcium which is a key in making nails stronger.
- Honey – A tablespoon is enough. Honey will help keep your cuticles and nails moisturized.
- Argan oil – You will need just 1 tablespoon. The oil is loaded with nutrients having moisturizing properties such as Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and sterols. Keeping the nails moisturized is the key to avoiding breakage and splitting.
Now that you have all the ingredients, simply put everything in a bowl and mix them well. You now have a soak that will help strengthen your nails. Soak your nails in the mixture for about 15 minutes then rinse them with water. Apply a few drops of Argan oil after you have wiped dry your nails to keep them moisturized.
Soak for Healthy Nail Growth
Are your nails taking too long to grow? This soak recipe can help address poor nail growth. Love drinking orange juice? Well, save some for your nails too. Orange juice actually helps promote nail growth (and hair growth too) thanks to its folic acid.
Simply soak your nails in freshly squeezed orange juice for about 10 minutes and then rinse with water. Orange juice may have some drying effect so it would be best to apply a drop of Argan oil or any moisturizing cuticle oil you have on each nail after soaking.
These are just a few nail soaks that you can easily make your own. Try them out and let us know what you think.
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