The homemade nail care is just as popular nowadays as the cosmetic one. More and more people seem to find pleasure in searching for organic ingredients in their own kitchen or garden. There’s nothing more soothing and healthy for nails and body in general than a chemical-free spa session. Find out more on how to have a stunning manicure starting at the basics. Apply these homemade nail soak recipes for a deep conditioning effect.
Olive Oil Nail Soak
Olive oil is one of the miraculous potions of nature. Used in all the fields of body and skin care, it has the ability to minimize damages and naturally heal the different severe or less painful nail disorders. For this simple recipe you’ll need a large bowl and a few drops of olive oil.
Heat the oil in a bowl, make it warm and not hot. Make sure it won’t boil to prevent accidents.Then slightly soak your hands into the lotion and leave them there for 4-5 minutes.
When the time is up pull your hands out of the oil and wipe your hands so that you’ll have a slight layer of it. This will offer both a soothing and moisturizing effect to your cuticles and nails.
Finally cover your hands with gloves and keep your hands in it for 1 hour or if you wish overnight.
Chamomile and Lavender Soak
Essential oils can refresh and at the same time soften your nail. This way you’ll be able to shape them more easily.
Prepare a nice soak for your hands to have a healthy-looking and naturally glowing manicure.First of all boil a bowl of water, then add the essential oils to it. Make it 3 tbs of chamomile and 4 of lavender.
Mix these together for a soothing spa. Let the lotion steep for a couple of minutes. Let the oils spread their effect before you soak your hands in them. Place your hands into the bowl and leave it there for 10 minutes.
Enjoy the relaxing experience and finally rinse your hands with tepid water. Now you can begin your actual manicure. Repeat this ritual after each nail shaping session.
Nail Streghtening Soak
Natural agents serve as perfect antioxidants and strengthening agents. All you have to do is raid your kitchen and grab the following ingredients to create a soothing nail soak. Keep in mind these proportions: 1 tbs honey, 2 beaten egg yolks, and finally ¼ cup milk.
Use a medium bowl to mix all these into a paste. Then soak your nails in the mixture for 10-15 minutes. After the time is up wash your hands off with lukewarm water. The different antioxidant agents will heal the damages and provide the nails with the perfect care. The calcium from the milk as well as the protein from the eggs will strengthen the nails making them resistant to any deterioration.