An essential oil is a concentrated, hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. They are also known as volatile or ethereal oils, or simply as the "oil of" the plant material from which they were extracted.
So what does that mean to you for your natural homemade beauty recipes? Basically take the best benefits and attributes from plants, concentrate them and put them in a little bottle for you to add to your natural recipes.
Check out Using EOs in your nail care recipes to understand amounts, cautions and mixing methods when making homemade nail recipes. When using Essential oils, a little truly goes along way! A few drops for one recipe is plenty!
A little bit about Essential Oils or otherwise called EOs.
Are your nails weak and brittle. Do your nails break with the slightest ding. Growing stronger nails doesn't mean you need to load them up with products and polishes that contain harsh chemicals. Natural herbs, essential oils and loads of ingredients found right in your cupboard can turn those fragile nail tips into long, strong beautiful nails. It's simple, very affordable and most of all fun!
Simple, affordable and most important naturally strong fingernails. Homemade natural nail strengthening recipes: nail soaks, cuticle oils. Tips for stronger, harder nails.
How to Grow your nails Stronger, the natural way
Herbs, Essential Oils and foods for healthy, strong nails
Here's a great list of what ingredients you can use to strengthen your nails. Most you have on hand or can find at your local grocer. And any of the oils and herbs can be bought online or found at your local holistic grocer for minimal costs.
  • Flax Seed: Ground or taking internally via cooking with flax seed oil. Besides all the amazing health benefits of flax seed, it seems to have a wonderful effect on nails. After 2-3 weeks of using flax seed on a daily basis, you'll notice not only are you nails harder, but they grow faster too! Flax seed (ground or mealed) can be found in almost every major grocer for under $4.00 a box. Add it to yogurt, cereal or just about anything!
Essential oils for strong nails: lemongrass, frankincense, lemon and myrrh
Oils for Healthy Nails: Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Wheat Germ Oil: All can be used as a carrier oil in your homemade nail recipes. A  carrier oil is used when using essential oils. Cuticle oils contain mostly a carrier oil, then add a few drops os essential oils.
Strengthening EO Rub

Ingredients:
10 drops Wheat Germ Oil
10 drops Frankincense
10drops Myrrh
10 drops Lemon

Directions:
Mix oils in a dark, glass jar. Rub a small amount on nail bed twice a week.
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.
  • Almonds contain fatty acids that are good for your nails
  • Cauliflower- Eat tons of it! It has Biotin that helps strength nails, and thicken them.
Consume foods that are rich in silicon and sulphur, such as fish, broccoli, cauliflower and onions. incorporate food rich in biotin such as brewer's yeast, soy and whole grains.
Egg Soak for Nails

Ingredients:
2 Egg yolks
1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Directions:
Mix Ingredients in a small bowl. Soak nails for 10 minutes. Rinse well. Use this nail recipe 2 times a week for strong nails!
Milk Soak for Nails

Ingredients:
buttermilk

Directions:
Soak nails for 10 minutes. Rinse well. Use this nail recipe 2 times a week for strong nails!
Nail Strengthening Soak

Ingredients:
2 egg yolks, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 tbs honey

Directions:
Mix ingredients in a small bowl. Soak nails for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well. Apply cuticle oil. Protein from the eggs and calcium from the milk will make those nails hard as rocks!
Strengthening Gelatin Nail Soak

Ingredients:
1/2 Packet gelatin
1/2 Cup boiling water

Directions:
Mix packet in a glass bowl with boiling water. Allow to tepid temp.. Soak nails for 10 minutes. Then rinse well. Super strengthening formula!
Weak Nail Treatment

Ingredients:
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. castor oil
1 tsp. wheat germ oil

Directions:
Mix ingredients. Pour into bottle. Shake before using. To use, rub a small amount into your nails. Leave on 3-5 minutes and wipe off. Store in a cool dark place.
Weak Nail Cuticle Oil

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons Apricot Oil
2 drops Wheat Germ Oil
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Myrrh

Directions:
Rub on nails twice a week.
Vinegar Soak

Ingredients:
apple vinegar and vegetable oil

Directions:
Keep hands in the mixture for 10-15 minutes. Do it 1-2 times a week.
  • Rub Castor oil into nails & cuticles every night before bed to reduce cracking & breaking
  • Soak weak nails in Extra Virgin Olive Oil for just a couple of minutes once or twice a week
  • Iodine cures brittle, weak finger nails. It makes the fingernails hard, chip proof and unbreakable. Dip your fingernails in colorless iodine once a day for 1 week; then once a week for 3 to 4 weeks; then once a month. It dries almost instantly. It begins hardening the nails under the cuticle and as the nail grows out it stays hard and unbreakable.
Extra Nail strengthening tips
Natural Homemade Nail Recipes for Stronger Nails
Natural Nail Care Recipes
Natural Homemade Nail Care Recipes
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