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You can use essential oils for natural nail care to condition or strengthen your nails and to fight fungus. Enjoy these aromatherapy nail care recipes.
Use this soak for dry or torn cuticles.
Blend oils. Soak nails in the mixture for 10 minutes. Optionally, buff your nails after the soak to improve circulation and create a healthy shine.
To make an anti-fungal nail oil, blend the following ingredients in a small, dark bottle:
Apply the oil blend around and under nails 2 or 3 times a day.
Note: As an alternative, you can use 6 drops of tea tree oil in the carrier oil. Most people can also apply undiluted tea tree oil to their skin.
Source: Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art
Combine the following ingredients in a small, dark bottle:
Rub a little of the oil blend into bare nails twice a day.
To use: Using a cotton swab, remove a small amount of nail butter from the jar. Use the swab to apply the butter to your nails, and then use your fingers to massage the butter into the nails.
Source: The Very Essence
To strengthen nails and help prevent splitting or flaking, use this blend:
To use: Massage a few drops into clean nails twice a day. Then to add shine and improve circulation, buff nails.
Source: Massage & Aromatherapy
Also see DIY hand care products.
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