Steel Nails (Fingernail Strengthening Serum)

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From washing your face to performing daily chores, your hands are clearly the busiest part of your body. You may have been using hand lotion, but nails are easily neglected. By simply using cleaning agents with harsh chemicals, your nails can easily become weak and brittle. But with just a few ingredients, you can make a natural essential oil nail serum to protect them. Use this 2-3 times a week to nourish and strengthen your fingernails.

Recipe

1 1/4 teaspoon jojoba oil
1/2 teaspoon vitamin e
5 drops Lavender essential oil
5 drops Lemon essential oil
5 drops Frankincense essential oil
5 drops Myrrh essential oil

How to Use?

Add 1 1/4 teaspoon jojoba oil and 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E to a 10ml roller bottle. Then add the essential oils. Gently shake the roller bottle to mix the oils. Apply to nails 2-3 times a week.


Essential Oil Properties In This Recipe

Lavender Essential Oil:

Aroma: Sweet, floral, herbaceous, light fresh and soft aroma

Pairs Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, pine, and nutmeg.

Properties: Calming, sleep-inducing, antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, antifungal, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific and vulnerary.

Lemon Essential Oil:

Aroma: Sharp, fresh smell, clean, sugary citrus and slightly sour.

Pairs Well With: Benzoin, chamomile, cistus, elemi, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, rose, sandalwood and ylang ylang.

Properties: Anti-anemic, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, tonic and vermifuge.

Frankincense Essential Oil:

Aroma: Earthy, a slightly citrus-fruity/sweet, woody, spicy, haunting smell, a small hint camphoric, but very pleasant.

Pairs Well With: Citrus oils like bergamot, grapefruit, lime, lemon, neroli and wild orange. Piney and earthy scents such as cypress, myrrh palmarosa, pine, patchouli, sandalwood, and vetiver. Floral scents such as lavender, geranium, rose, ylang ylang, and clary sage. Spice scents such as black pepper, camphor, and cinnamon.

Properties: Antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine, and vulnerary.

Myrrh Essential Oil:

Aroma: Dry, creamy, resinous, warm and slightly musty smell.

Pairs Well With: Bergamot, benzoin, chamomile, clove, cypress, eucalyptus lemon, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, vetiver and ylang ylang.

Properties: Anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, astringent, balsamic, carminative, cicatrisant, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, immune booster, sedative, stomachic, diaphoretic, digestive and pulmonary stimulant, stomachic, tonic, uterine and vulnerary.

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