Looking for an inexpensive way to keep your cuticles healthy, soft and moisturized? Read on for our two ingredient DIY cuticle oil!
What is cuticle oil?
Cuticle oil moisturize and soften both the cuticle, skin and the nail itself. Sometimes cuticle oil is just referred to as “nail oil”. Cuticle oil will help with the overall health and make your cuticles nice again. Ideally you should be applying it consistently throughout the day, but once or twice a day will yield results as well!
If you take a look at the ingredients found in store-bought cuticle oils you’ll see that they mostly consist of a oil (jojoba oil, almond oil or coconut oil, for example), vitamin A, vitamin E and some essential oils for fragrance.
Most cuticle oils on the market cost around $10, which quickly adds up when you’re using it frequently. Taking a page from Simply Nailogical’s book we can instead make our own for a fraction of the cost. You can use other oils instead of the one mentioned, but we trust Cristine so that’s the one we’re using.
Jojoba oil, according to Cristine, is the one who resembles the oil produced by our body the most, and thus is easier absorbed by our nails. Watch her video on how to grow long nails here.
Vitamin E helps with dryness, and mixing in a gel also makes the cuticle oil a bit thicker.
Mix it all together, mostly jojoba oil and some vitamin E for your prefered thickness of the oil and put it in a container. You can either put it in a small travel bottle, empty nail polish bottle or our personal favorite: the pen applicator. You can search for empty nail pen or similar queries at your preferred shopping site. If you want to you can add essential oils for fragrance as well.
And there you have it! Now remember to reapply and watch as those cuticles become as healthy as ever.