5 of the Best At-Home Nail Remedies

Do you want to make your nails stronger and healthier? You probably have just the solution in your refridgerator and cabinets, and don’t even know it. Using simple common ingredients, you can create easy home remedies for your nails without going to a spa. That saves some serious money, and with your savings, you can invest in new nail polish for your beautiful, healthy nails!

Brittle Nails

Do your nails crack or break often? Just like our hair, nails need nourishment, or they won’t grow strong. Apple cider vinegar is a common household item that is used for a variety of home remedies, and it can help improve your nails’ health. The vinegar is packed with calcium, iron, malic acid and acetic acid. These ingredients and nutrients help fight infection, and strengthen your nails. Simply mix an equal amount of water and apple cider vinegar, then soak your nails in the mixture for a few minutes. After you remove your nails, push down the cuticles, and repeat the process daily. You’ll soon notice visibly stronger nails.

olive-oil-968657_640Dull, Lifeless Nails

If your nails need a bit of shine, you’re in luck, because there’s a long list of simple remedies using things you probably have around the house. For instance, lemon juice squeezed fresh will help brighten and shine your nails. Here are a few other ways you can make your nails look healthier and brighter.

Petroleum Jelly – Rubbing Vaseline on your nails will give them nourishment. You can do this whether your hands are wet after a bath, or when they’re dry.

Baby Oil – Just rubbing a bit of lukewarm baby oil on your nails for a few days will let you have beautiful, shiny nails. Try it for two weeks and you won’t believe the difference.

Olive Oil – Dip your nails for a soak in a mixture of warm water and a few drops of olive oil, then massage them with warm olive oil. Your nails will be shiny and restored after a few weeks.

Poor Nail Growth

If you want your nails to quickly grow, you can help them along with orange juice. Orange juice is full of vitamin C which helps the collagen growth in your nails. You can soak your nails for 8 to 10 minutes in fresh orange juice, then rinse with warm water. Next gently pat them dry (don’t rub!), and massage in moisturizer. You can repeat this process daily until you see a difference.

tomatoes-320860_640Diet Changes

Your nail health is closely linked to your diet, so if you have unhealthy nails, look at your diet. You can add plenty of fresh nail-enrichening foods to your daily meals to get beautiful nails. Tomatoes, eggs, brazil nuts, brussel sprouts, bananas, sweet potatoes, milk and broccoli are just a few healthy delicious options you can use.

Next time your nails need a little health boost, don’t go to the salon or spend money on pricy creams! Instead just look at what you have around the house and that we’ve highlighted here.

 

5 Comments

  1. Amy says:

    my nails always break so I’m mixing up a solution to soak my nails right now!

  2. Pamela says:

    I’ve got my fingers crossed that this orange juice works, because I really want to try some new fall shades.

  3. Melissa says:

    ooh I’d never heard of using lemon juice. cool!

  4. Sharon says:

    Good tips. :) You can also use denture tablets to whiten your nails

  5. Cassandra Berggren says:

    Is there anything apple cider vinegar can’t do? I clean with it, wash my hair with it, and now I’ll treat my nails with it. I should just buy it by the ton!

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