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DIY Natural Cuticle Oil: Enhance and Pamper Your Cuticles for Beautiful, Healthy Nails


About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Introducing our guide on creating your very own DIY natural cuticle oil: “Enhance and Pamper Your Cuticles for Beautiful, Healthy Nails.” Your cuticles play a vital role in maintaining the overall health and appearance of your nails. Dry and damaged cuticles can lead to brittle nails and an unpolished look.

Fortunately, with the power of natural ingredients and a little DIY magic, you can give your cuticles the nourishment and care they deserve. In this article, we’ll walk you through a simple yet effective recipe to create your own natural cuticle oil, packed with beneficial properties to enhance the health and beauty of your nails. Get ready to indulge in a pampering self-care routine that will leave your cuticles looking and feeling their best.

Ingredients Needed

  • Sweet almond oil
  • Fractionated coconut oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • 3 Essential oils: mandarin, peach, and magnolia, or you can use any 3 that you like

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products. Also, where an essential oil is included in my recipes, I utilize either of two types of essential oils: pure, if added in drops, or diluted, if mixed in grams.

Tools Needed

  • Graduated measuring cup
  • Small glass beaker
  • Wooden popsicle
  • Small funnel
  • 3 small glass nail oil bottles with brush lid to store the DIY Natural Cuticle Oil

Steps: DIY Natural Cuticle Oil

We will prepare 3 small bottles of the cuticle oil, each with its own essential oil. This way you can apply a cuticle oil with a different scent any time you want.

You will notice that in the images below, I used larger quantities than what is indicated, as at that time I was preparing a batch for a customer.

1- Start by adding 30 milliliters (1 US fl oz) of sweet almond oil into the beaker.

DIY Natural Cuticle Oil. Add sweet almond oil
Add sweet almond oil

2- Add 15 milliliters (0.5 US fl oz) of jojoba oil.

DIY Natural Cuticle Oil. Add jojoba oil
Add jojoba oil

3- Add 15 milliliters (0.5 US fl oz) of fractionated coconut oil.

DIY Natural Cuticle Oil. Add fractionated coconut oil
Add fractionated coconut oil

4- Mix the oils for 2 minutes.

5- Open the 3 glass bottles and have the small funnel ready in preparation for pouring in the cuticle oil.

DIY Natural Cuticle Oil. Prepare the 3 bottles
Prepare the 3 bottles

6- Pour the cuticle oil in the 3 bottles. Don’t fill them to the top; leave some space for the essential oil drops that we will add later. We will only add 1 or 2 drops of essential oil in each bottle.

DIY Natural Cuticle Oil. Pour the cuticle oil in the 3 bottles
Pour the cuticle oil in the 3 bottles

7- Add 1 or 2 drops of essential oil in each bottle. Here, I am using magnolia, peach and mandarin.

8- Seal and shake each bottle a little to mix in the essential oil.

9- Your DIY Natural Cuticle Oil is now ready with 3 different scents!

DIY Natural Cuticle Oil. 3 bottles, each with its own scent
DIY Natural Cuticle Oil. 3 bottles, each with its own scent

How To Use: DIY Natural Cuticle Oil

Using your DIY natural cuticle oil is a breeze, and incorporating it into your nail care routine will help you reap its wonderful benefits. Follow these simple steps to make the most out of your homemade cuticle oil:

  1. Clean and dry your hands: Before applying the cuticle oil, ensure that your hands are clean and dry. This will help the oil penetrate your cuticles effectively.
  2. Apply the cuticle oil: Using the built-in brush or a clean cotton swab, apply a small amount of the cuticle oil onto each nail. Gently massage the oil into your cuticles, focusing on one finger at a time. This will stimulate blood circulation and encourage the absorption of the nourishing oils.
  3. Let it soak in: Allow the cuticle oil to soak in for a few minutes, giving the natural ingredients ample time to work their magic. During this time, you can relax and enjoy a little self-care moment.
  4. Push back and remove excess cuticles: Using a cuticle pusher or a soft towel, gently push back your cuticles. Be careful not to apply excessive pressure to avoid causing any discomfort or damage. If needed, you can also use a cuticle trimmer to remove any excess or overgrown cuticles.
  5. Repeat regularly: To maintain healthy cuticles and nails, it’s essential to make cuticle oil application a regular part of your nail care routine. Aim to apply the oil at least two to three times a week, or as needed, for optimal results.

By incorporating this simple yet effective step into your nail care regimen, you’ll notice your cuticles becoming softer, healthier, and more nourished. Say goodbye to dryness and hello to beautiful, healthy nails with your very own DIY natural cuticle oil.

DIY Natural Cuticle Oil. Make your collection
Make your collection

Benefits: DIY Natural Cuticle Oil

Using DIY natural cuticle oil offers a multitude of benefits for your nails and cuticles. Here are the key advantages you can expect from incorporating this nourishing treatment into your routine:

  1. Hydrates and moisturizes: The blend of almond oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil in the cuticle oil provides deep hydration and moisture to your cuticles. This helps combat dryness, preventing them from becoming brittle and prone to cracking.
  2. Nourishes and strengthens: The natural oils in the cuticle oil are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that nourish and strengthen your cuticles. This promotes healthier nail growth and improves the overall appearance of your nails.
  3. Softens and conditions: Regular application of the cuticle oil softens the cuticles, making them more pliable and easier to manage. It also conditions the surrounding skin, keeping it supple and preventing dryness or roughness.
  4. Promotes nail health: By providing essential nutrients and moisture, the DIY natural cuticle oil supports the overall health of your nails. It helps prevent breakage, splitting, and peeling, allowing your nails to grow stronger and longer.
  5. Enhances nail appearance: Well-nourished and hydrated cuticles contribute to a polished and finished look for your nails. The cuticle oil adds a natural sheen, making your nails appear healthier and more vibrant.
  6. Relaxing and indulgent self-care: Applying cuticle oil is not just about the physical benefits; it also offers a relaxing and indulgent self-care experience. Taking a few moments to massage the oil into your cuticles promotes relaxation, reduces stress, and encourages a sense of well-being.

By regularly using DIY natural cuticle oil, you can enjoy these wonderful benefits, ensuring that your nails and cuticles are well-cared for, healthy, and looking their best.

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The steps to make the DIY Natural Cuticle Oil are demonstrated in this video


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