nav-left cat-right

Cuticle Repair Recipe

Cuticle Repair Recipe

This fragrant oil works wonders in the winter when the elements take their toll on your hands and nails.

Cuticle Repair Oil (Time: 2 minutes)


  • 2 Tablespoons light to midweight base oil (recommended jojoba, soybean and/or sweet almond)
  • 12 drops lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops orange essential oil
  • 1 oz glass bottle with a dropper top
  • First drip the essential oils into your glass bottle.
  • Then add the base oil (can be a single oil or a combination of the oils listed above)
  • Screw on the dropper top and shake the mixture very well.
  • Store in a cool, dark location such as a medicine cabinet.
Use: Apply one drop at the base of each nail and massage well.  It works best if used on a daily basis.  For extra protection, follow up with a moisturizer on your whole hand.  Best used within one year.
For additional DIY bath and body recipes, please see:
Not sure where to find the oils for this recipe?  See my post for advice on where to find the most common homemade skincare ingredients:
This recipe was inspired by the book, Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles:  It’s a really good book with 175 skin care recipes for your skin, hair and nails.  A very good read!
Photo Credit: Beautiful hands, a photo by tepenrodriguez on Flickr.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>