Wondering how to strengthen your nails? Wonder no more! This homemade nail soak will leave you with nails that can stand up to anything life throws at you.
How to Strengthen Your Nails with Homemade Nail Soaks
I think our nails were made for a life of leisure. Think about it…just about every daily task is rough on them from doing dishes to swimming to simply typing. That doesn’t even get into poor nutrition, the use of fake nails, and bad habits (such as biting your nails). The end result? Nails that are thin, brittle, and torn. 🙁 So… if you’re wondering how to strengthen your nails, you’re in the right place!
Not only will you learn how to strengthen nails, you’ll learn how to do it with an all natural homemade nail soak. Yep, there are pre-made nail soaks you can buy at the store but why subject your nails to even more harsh ingredients when there’s this super simple natural nail care recipe you can use?
It’ll take you all of 3 minutes to make this natural nail care recipe, and since you can use the same homemade nail soak mixture a couple of times, you really get a lot of bang for your buck (and for your time). Keep in mind that this isn’t “how to strengthen your nails overnight,” your nails will get stronger over time with repeated use of this awesome homemade nail soak. So…here’s how this natural nail care recipe helps strengthen nails.
Your nails have a water content of about 10-30% (depending on a variety of factors such as environment). When the water content decreases, the nail becomes brittle. Basically, your nails get dehydrated. (Your nails can also become brittle and thin due to things other than water loss like infection, illness, etc.) So how to strengthen nails? Add water and/or prevent water loss! That’s where the awesome moisturizers (coconut oil and argan oil) in this natural nail care recipe come in handy. Bonus: The proteins and nutrients in coconut oil can actually stimulate hair growth so I would think they could help with nail growth and repair as well! 🙂
Easy enough, right?
I bet there are other people in your life who are wondering how to strengthen nails. Since this natural nail care recipe is so darn simple, consider making a double (or triple!) batch and sharing. You could even pair this with some homemade cuticle oil and a mani-pedi in a jar!
So, if you want stronger and healthier nails, try this homemade nail soak today!
Homemade Nail Soaks
1. Place coconut oil in a microwave safe dish and microwave until melted (approximately 10-20 seconds).
2. Carefully, pour coconut oil into a shallow dish that is large enough to accommodate both of your hands (or at least all of your fingertips).
3. Stir in argan oil, honey, bergamot essential oil, and orange essential oil.
1. Wash your hands before using this natural nail care recipe.
2. Place your hands (or fingertips) in the homemade nail soak.
3. Soak for 10-15 minutes.
4. Rinse hands with lukewarm water.
5. Pat hands and nails dry.
If you want to know how to strengthen your nails, repeat this 2-3 times a week.
Tip: you can use the same homemade nail soak mixture a few times before replacing it. When you’re done soaking and strengthening your nails, simply pour the homemade nail soak into a jar with a secure lid (like a small Mason jar).