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Recently I’ve been getting into natural nail soaks. Specifically DIY home remedy/kitchen recipes. I have been testing different ones out and am plesantly surprised that most of them actually work! I gathered my favorite recipes and literally have a nail soak for every type of nail problem. If you have any recipes to add, or stories and photos of your mixtures.. please share. Enjoy!

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1. Yellow, or stained nails?

Stain Remover Soak

  • Hydrogen peroxide 

Directions: Apply Hydrogen peroxide to cotton balls then let sit on the nail beds for 3-5 minutes or until stains are removed. Rinse well, then apply a good cuticle oil. Hydrogen peroxide can be drying so please do not use this method more then once per week!

Nail Whitener Soak

  • 4 tbs lemon juice
  • 3 tbs warm water

Directions: Mix juice and water in a glass or ceramic bowl. Soak nails 10 minutes or until stains are removed. Rinse well, then apply a good cuticle oil. Lemon juice is a great natural bleach for getting yellow stains out!

 


2. Weak, brittle nails?

Milk & Honey Strengthening Soak

  • 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!

Fruity Strengthening Soak

  • 1 packet of gelatin
  • 1 tsp of warm fruit juice

Directions: Mix the packet of gelatin, with the warm fruit juice. Soak 10-15 minutes, once a month. Super strengthening formula!

Egg Soak

  • 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

  • Milk

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

Vinegar Soak

  • apple vinegar 
  • vegetable oil 

Directions: Keep hands in the mixture for 10-15 minutes. Do it 1-2 times a week. 


3. Dry nails?

Moisturizing Nail Soak

  • 1 tablespoon Hemp Seed Oil
  • 3-5 drop Lavender essential oils

Directions: Mix ingredients in a small bowl. Soak nails for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well. 


4. Peeling nails?

Garlic Soak

  • 1/2 cup Garlic Oil

Directions: Soak in garlic oil for 10-15 minutes daily. Garlic hardens and fortifies the nail bed. This will help to strengthen peeling nails. 


5. Nails that just won’t grow?

Citrus Soak 

  • Orange Juice

Directions: Soak the nails for at least 10 minutes, then rinse. Orange juice contains folic acid which is great for hair and nail growth. 

Tomato Juice Soak

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Tomato juice

Directions: Blend ingredients in a bowl. Soak nails for 10 minutes, then rinse. Recommended once a week. 


6. All the above?

Soak in extra virgin olive oil 10-15 minutes a day, for a month. Then twice a week thereafter. This will help to fortify damaged, weak or peeling nails. TRUST ME! I’ve done this and you will notice results instantly.

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