What can be worse then dry and and flaky skin around your nails? I mean, you do your manicure, in salon or at home, doesn’t matter, and then in couple of hours you end up having this not very soft skin on a place of your cuticle, softly speaking.
As a mom myself, I always have to do wet my hands, clean the house, wash kids multiple times a day, and it affects my hands so badly… I placed filters everywhere, I placed my hand butters near every sink, and still cuticles tend to get so dry and flaky. It’s super disturbing. Especially when I have to shake hands with a teacher, or anyone. That’s the first thing people notice after the face.
I used to buy the nail and cuticle oil from salons, pretty costly, but what to do if you want to keep your hands presentable. But I found out that you can actually make it at home, very easy and simple, quality wise for me it’s a winning option as I find it way more nourishing and softening and of course more natural option to take care of my nails.
You will need:
- macadamia nut oil, wheat germ oil (you can substitute them with jojoba, sweet almond, argan, avocado, apricot kernel) these are all great oils with nourishing, softening, moisturizing and healing properties and are excellent for nail and cuticle care,
- essential oil of lavender, copaiba ( or geranium, palmarosa, tea tree, grapefruit, vetiver, orange ) – they are great for supporting a healthy looking skin around the nails and supports a healthy growing nails.
- 15 ml dropper glass bottle or roller ball bottle (very convenient way to apply and carry around)
How to make:
- 2/3 or 10 ml of macadamia nut oil
- 1/3 or 5 ml of wheat germ oil
- 5 drops of copaiba essential oil
- 5 drops of lavender essential oil
- Mix the ingredients together, apply a tiny amount of oil on your cuticle area and massage it into the skin gently
I hope this little recipe will help you to have a soft and beautiful hands as it does to me.