Whiter & Stronger Nails DIY

17:54:00, by Erika A.


Would you like to have whiter and stronger nails without using any chemicals?

Why buying whitening and strengthening products when you all have the ingredients in your home to make it yourself?
This is something I started making long time ago and I found it the best way to have perfect nails without having to buy any "miraculous" creams and oils on the market that claim to do wonders for your fragile and yellowish nails out there.

This DIY is easy to do and requires few ingredients.
I'll write down the list for you and then I'll explain what each ingredient is for.


YOU WILL NEED:

  1. A small jar, preferably an empty nail polish container - cleaned very well -, but anything will do, as long as it doesn't spill out. I used an old nail polish dryer container with spray lid;
  2. Extra virgin Olive Oil;
  3. Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil or any kind of 100% natural oil. You can put them all in, or few, or just one of these;
  4. Lemon juice, freshly squeezed;
  5. Bicarbonate of soda.
That's it!
The proportions are up to you. I prefer using half olive oil and half lemon juice, then few drops of other oils and a pinch of bicarbonate.

Once you filled up the jar you'll need to shake it and put it on your nails and cuticles, giving them a nice massage. You can spread it on the hands as well.
Leave the solution on at least for 10 minutes, then rinse it off.


It's better to do this treatment once a day for the first week, then two times per week would be fine.
You can do it whenever you like. This will make your nails stronger, whiter and nourished.
You will see the difference almost instantly!

PROPERTIES:

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a lot of good properties: it's rich in Vitamin E (with antioxidant properties), Iron (which contrasts brittle nails) and Omega3 & 6 (well known for nourishing and strengthening the nails). 

Almond Oil, Coconut Oil and Jojoba Oil are very moisturising oils, filled with vitamins and antioxidants. They will keep your nails healthy and you won't need any extra moisturiser for your hands anymore!

Lemon Juice and Bicarbonate of Soda are also used for teeth whitening because of their natural bleaching properties.


What are you waiting for? 
Grab the ingredients and do it yourself. Then, let me know if you liked it!

28 commenti

  1. I love this DIY recipe. I have never seen anything like it before but I think it is awesome! And I have everything to make it in my kitchen!

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  2. This is so interesting! I'll definitely have to try this out!

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  3. My finger nails are ok but my toe nails have ridges and a few of them are discolored from bruising. Could I still use the same techniques like the virgin olive oil.

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    1. Of course you can! This is worth for all nails.

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  4. Wow I didn't know that you could improve your nails with a recipe that is so simple! I must get myself a little bottle like yours so I can try this myself. My nails are always brittle :(

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    1. You can put it anywhere, even in a cleaned jam container... or just for one time use in a bowl and let it sit on your nails!

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  5. I love the idea of making a solution myself. This is such a great idea. I'm so glad you shared this tip!

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    1. Thank you kindly. Please do try it out!

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  6. I love finding out about DIY home tricks! I will have to try this myself.

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    1. Me too! And this one is so easy to do and very effective.

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  7. Ahhh, it's quite hard to keep up with my nails at this moment, but I will keep in this in mind when my lifestyle changes! :-D

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    1. This remedy is quick, you can try it out even if you're busy! I'm sure you have 5 spare minutes :)

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  8. I rarely wear nail polish because I hate how it damages my nails and turns them yellow. This is a great natural tip that may allow me to wear polish more often, since I can repair them with products I usually have on-hand.

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  9. I guess guys need whiter and stronger nails too... Or I could just share this post with my sister, she is having nail problems at the moment ^_^

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    1. Of course guys can use this too! :) Thanks

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  10. I seriously need to give this a try my nails need a little TLC with all the sunless tanner and yard work. Thanks for sharing your secret!

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    1. No problem! ;) I hope your nails will get better.

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  11. Thans so much for sharing! I will keep in mind ;-)

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  12. This is so cool and cost effective. I'm def going to try this. The ingredients are very easy to find too.

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  13. Olive oil is such a great product with a lot of benefits for all parts of the body.

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    1. It is! Thank you for commenting xx

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  14. I like this! I don't have any of those oils but I may seek some out. My nails are soft and my cuticles are terrible. Maybe this would help me out!
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    ~Jess

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    1. Not even olive oil for cooking? Anyways thanks a lot, I hope this will help.

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