Taking care of your cuticles is important to good nail and hand health. Cuticles are the small folds of skin at the base of the nails. To prevent them from tearing, you need to keep your cuticles moisturized by using special blends of oils. Tearing might also be the cause of infection. Cuticle oil is so easy to make. You just need to follow these easy steps below. It all starts when you prepare all the necessary things such as 2 oz. empty glass dropper bottle, ½ oz. light olive oil, ½ oz, macadamia nut oil, ½ oz. jojoba oil, ½ oz. apricot kernel oil, lavender, tea tree, rosemary essential oil. From here, you can make cuticle oil with the following steps to consider.
Step #1: Mix the essential oils.
In an empty glass dropper bottle, pour light olive oil, macadamia nut oil, jojoba oil, and apricot kernel oil, and then add a few chosen essential oil. Lavender, rosemary and tea tree oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It also has a soothing effect. Screw the bottle top and shake the container gently.
Step #2: Use it on the base of the fingernails.
Apply one drop of cuticle oil to the base of each fingernails. Massage each cuticle using the other hand. You can also choose 2 to 3 oils, and after choosing mix them together in equal parts. The best oils are jojoba, rice bran, olive oil, lavender, almond, grape seed, and vitamin E oil. You can use lemon, orange, almond oil for scent. Close the jar and shake it thoroughly.
Step #3: Clean your nails.
Clean your nails and groom your cuticles before you massage a small amount of oil onto your cuticles. Store your cuticle oil in sealed jar and in a dark area. You can also make cuticle cream by mixing cuticle oil with your favorite lotion.
Step #4: Create another mixture.
You can make use of almond oil by measuring equal parts of almond, jojoba, and rice bran oil. The amounts you use will depend on the size of your containers. Use cuticle oil every after pedicure. Use oil at least once a week by applying a couple of drops of oil to your fingers and gently massage your cuticles and nails. If your cuticles are very dry, cracked and cause you pain, you can add a few drops of tea tree oil which acts as a natural antiseptic. It is considered as antifungal that is why it works well against fungus. Apply the oil and massage your cuticles and nails at least every two days. Use the oil before going to bed and use cotton gloves so that skin can thoroughly absorb the oil.
Step #5: Protect your cuticle with the cuticle oils.
If your hands are so dry, you can also take a warm bath and apply oil to your hands. Give special attention to your cuticles, nails and the tips of your finger. You can also soak your hands in warm soapy water before you apply oil. These oils are not only for your hands, you can also use this to soften your feet especially on your toes and heels. Wear cotton socks after the application. You can also apply a little bit of oil to your elbows and knees to soften your skin.
Making cuticle oil doesn’t stop when you have mixed all the ingredients together. It also requires knowing how to apply it properly and how to protect your nails after application.
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