Taking good care of your nails is important and can be a soothing experience when you do it yourself with homemade products. Try following these 4 steps to great DIY nail care.
1. Nurture with a good soak
It's easier to tend to your nails and cuticles if they're soft and pliable first. The best way to do this is with hot soapy water. But don't just stop there — add 12 drops of essential oil per fluid ounce of soapy water. Aura Cacia Nurture Essential Oil Blend, created specfically for nail care, is great for a hot, nurturing nail soak.
2. Scrub and cleanse
Before reaching for the clippers, file and cuticle cutter, apply a cleansing nail scrub first. This often overlooked treatment is far less invasive and potentially damaging. Plus it will go a long way to lift away any superfluous material gently and safely.
3. Soothe and protect with cuticle oil
A nourishing cuticle oil can help soothe and protect your nails. Onto each nail and surrounding cuticle, massage a drop or two of a skin care oil, such as sweet almond, to which you've added a calming essential oil such as lavender or Aura Cacia Nurture Essential Oil Blend.
4. Protect and purify your nail care tools
Finally, ensure that you're using clean tools. Fill a jar with a mixture of rubbing alcohol to which you add tea tree and lemon essential oils. Store and soak metal clippers, tweezers, cuticle pushers, cuticle trimmers in this solution between uses.
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