Nourishing DIY Cuticle Oil is so simple to make and wonderful to have around. You can store it in a roll on bottle for easy application to the nail bed and it smells wonderful. The oils used to make this cuticle oil recipe are natural, nourishing to brittle nails and will soothe dry cuticle skin. It’s small enough to pop into your purse or bag and is definitely little enough to keep in your pocket if you’d prefer. Use this DIY Cuticle Oil Recipe anytime of the day. For the best results, apply before bedtime and let your cuticles soak in the moisturizing oils over night! This gentle formula is perfect for the kids too.
Homemade Cuticle Oil Recipe:
DIY Cuticle Oil For Nail Growth Supplies Needed:
- 1 1/2 tsp Sweet Almond Oil
- 1 1/2 tsp Vitamin E Oil
- 10-12 drops of Essential Oil (lavender oil or tea tree oil)
- Rollerball Bottle (Amazon affiliate link)
I chose almond oil because it is lightweight, suitable for sensitive skin, and full of great nourishing properties to help restore brittle nails and dry cuticles. However, you could substitute coconut oil in its place for its moisturizing effect and anti-inflammatory properties if you prefer.
I chose vitamin E oil because it works to hydrate and protect nails and dry skin while helping to fight off bacteria and viruses. A good substitute for this is jojoba oil which is rich in Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids. According to Beverly Hills MD, “Jojoba seed oil’s natural anti-fungal properties make it an ideal solution for athlete’s foot and other types of nail fungus. Also deeply nourishing to nails, jojoba oil is able to repair damaged collagen matrix inside nail beds, improving strength and promoting healthy nail growth. Just a few drops every day is known to deliver results.”
I think the best oils for this simple DIY cuticle oil are the ones I mentioned above. However if you are still looking for alternative oil suggestions, I would also say that olive oil will work in place of the almond oil and castor oil will work in place of the vitamin E oil.
How To Make Nail Cuticle Oil:
I use a rollerball bottle because it is so easy to apply and to fit in my purse and carry anywhere. (If you have extras they also great for holding my DIY under eye firming serum.) If you prefer, you could also use an empty nail polish bottle. The brush makes it super easy to apply the natural oils to the nail plate but the tiny neck makes it hard to get the ingredients inside. Finally, you could use a small glass bottle and just apply your own natural cuticle oil with a cotton ball once you have made it.
Pop the rollerball top off of your bottle use a small funnel to pour one and a half teaspoons of Sweet Almond oil in. I like to use organic almond oil when I can. Next pour one and a half teaspoons of Vitamin E oil in.
Finally add 10-12 drops of Lavender essential oil in and pop your roller back on your bottle. Give it a quick shake and you are ready to roll on.
Lavender is one of the best essential oils because it is so versatile. It promotes healthy nails through healing properties and it also protects nails with antibacterial properties. If you don’t have lavender you could always use tea tree oil which has antifungal properties.
How To Use Your DIY Cuticle Oil:
Simply roll over cuticles one at a time. Go back and rub in the nail care oil on and around cuticles. Use daily for healthy cuticles or when needed. This oil is great for men and women alike. The gentle all natural formula is perfect for kids as well. It will soften your cuticles so they don’t split and allow you to push them back so they don’t overgrow your nails. This is the best cuticle oil for pretty your nails in cold weather too! I hope you enjoy you own homemade cuticle oil. It is the best way to make dry nails and weak nails into nourished nails that feel stronger with healthy cuticles.
Have you ever made your own diy cuticle oil with natural ingredients? Try this simple cuticle oil recipe for topical use daily. It takes about 90 seconds and is the perfect recipe to keep cuticles nourished and looking great. Will you try this cuticle oil DIY?
*Where to find the oils mentioned above: You can find Sweet Almond oil on the baking aisle at all major grocery stores. Sweet almond oil an be found at Walmart and Target as well. Vitamin E oil is found on the soap aisle at major grocery stores. Order your YL Lavender essential oil from a Young Living Distributor. Or order it all through amazon with the roller bottles.
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I was just talking to someone about oils this week. I would really like this because I love the smell of lavender oil.
Anne Campbell says
My boys do so much yard work and playing outside that their hands and cuticles are in dire need of some attention. I’m going to whip some of this up and make a vial of their own own natural cuticle oil for each of them.
I really must get some almond oil, it’s good for so many things! My cuticles always get so dry, I’m sure this would help.
I have never tried the making a cuticle oil before but from what I read, it seems that it’s very effective for the skin and nail oil can certainly give you a perfect glow. Thanks for sharing what it is all about and for explaining how it is done.