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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!
1. Yellow, or stained nails?
Stain Remover Soak
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
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
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
Directions: Mix the packet of gelatin, with the warm fruit juice. Soak 10-15 minutes, once a month. Super strengthening formula!
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!
Directions: Soak nails for 10 minutes. Rinse well. Use this nail recipe 2 times a week for strong nails!
Directions: Keep hands in the mixture for 10-15 minutes. Do it 1-2 times a week.
3. Dry nails?
Moisturizing Nail Soak
Directions: Mix ingredients in a small bowl. Soak nails for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well.
4. Peeling nails?
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?
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
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.