How to Make Your Own Nourishing DIY Cuticle Oil at Home

by Laurart
7 Materials
5 Minutes

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make your own DIY cuticle oil. Cuticle oil is used to moisturize and hydrate the area around the nail, and applying it is the first step in any manicure.

This DIY is super easy and straightforward; let’s jump on in.

Tools and materials:

  • Mixing dish
  • Jojoba oil
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Vitamin E oil
  • D-Panthenol
  • Syringe
  • Empty lip gloss tubes
  • Empty oil pen (optional)
Adding jojoba oil to the DIY cuticle oil

1. Pour jojoba oil in a mixing dish

Start off by filling up your basting tube with jojoba oil and squirting it into your mixing dish. The jojoba oil is the carrier oil in this DIY, so it depends on how big your lip gloss tube is as to how much you add in.

Jojoba oil is able to repair damaged collagen matrix inside nail beds, improving strength and promoting healthy nail growth. 

DIY cuticle oil recipe

2. Add evening primrose oil

Proceed to add one capsule of evening primrose oil. The Omega 6 fatty acids present in this oil help nourish the nails and prevent them from cracking.

Adding vitamin E oil

3. Add vitamin E oil

Next, add one capsule of Vitamin E oil. As an antioxidant, Vitamin E destroys free radicals that damage hair and nails, which protect your nails from aging.

Vitamin E can help correct certain nail-growth disorders and problems, including yellow nail.

DIY cuticle oil for nail growth

4. Add D-panthenol

For the last ingredient in the mixture, add 10 drops of D-Panthenol. D panthenol quickly penetrates the nail bed and makes your nails more flexible and less rigid. 

How to make cuticle oil

5. Mix

Continue to mix all of the oils together; you can do this with the end of a makeup brush.

Decanting the DIY cuticle oil into tubes

6. Fill up the tubes

The final step is to fill up a syringe with the cuticle oil and then release the syringe into the little empty lip gloss tubes.

You could also fill up an empty cuticle oil pen if you have one. Watch the video from 3:45 to see how to do this step by step.

How to use the DIY cuticle oil

DIY cuticle oil tutorial

That is our DIY cuticle oil complete! I like to apply this around my nails a couple of times a week as well as before I paint my nails. 

As we’ve seen, all of the ingredients used in this oil have many positive benefits for your skin, and the cuticle oil will ensure your skin stays moisturized and nourished

DIY cuticle oil

Suggested materials:
  • Mixing dish
  • Jojoba oil
  • Evening primrose oil
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