DIY Cuticle Oil for Nail Growth - My Secret Recipe

by ImGirlYouDontKnow
4 Materials
10 Minutes

Follow this tutorial on how to make your own DIY cuticle oil for nail growth. This cuticle oil will help you achieve long, strong nails. All of the ingredients for this DIY nail oil are probably already in your home, so you won’t even have to go shopping!

Tools and materials:

  • Clean empty nail polish bottle
  • Acetone
  • Oils of your choice
  • Vitamin E oil
Clean empty nail polish bottle and brush

1. Clean your empty nail polish bottle and brush

Clean out an empty nail polish bottle with acetone so you can use it to hold your DIY nail cuticle oil.

Dropper with coconut oil inside

2. Add an oil

Fill your clean empty bottle halfway with oil. You can use coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil, even baby oil - most oils work. I use coconut oil. Using a dropper will make this less messy.

Natural vitamin E oil for strong nails

3. Add vitamin E

Add some natural vitamin E oil to your bottle, filling the bottle to about three-quarters full.

Nail polish bottle full of DIY cuticle oil

4. Add a third oil and mix

Now, fill the rest of your bottle with your second oil of choice, whatever you have on hand. You could also just stick with one oil, but I like to mix to get the benefits of different kinds of oils.

I used Manuka oil that my grandma gave to me. You don't need to use a lot of this oil.

Shake the filled nail polish bottle gently to mix the three oils together.

Applying DIY nail cuticle oil to nails

5. Apply nail cuticle oil

To use, remove any nail polish and use a clean nail polish brush to apply your DIY nail cuticle oil to your nails. Massage the cuticle oil into your nails, including your nail beds, and underneath any part of your nails that extend beyond your fingertip.

Leave the nail cuticle oil to soak into your nails for 10 minutes. Then wash your hands. You are now ready to paint your nails.

Applying DIY nail oil on manicured nails

6. Paint your nails and maintain your cuticle oil

After you have painted your nails, apply one more coat of DIY nail cuticle oil and massage it in well. To maintain your beautiful nails, apply cuticle oil every night before you go to bed.

DIY cuticle oil for nail growth on nails

DIY cuticle oil for nail growth tutorial

I hope you enjoyed this guide on how to make your own cuticle oil. One thing to note is that if you use coconut oil, it can harden at cooler temperatures. If that happens, just put the bottle in hot water and the coconut oil will liquify.

If you liked this DIY nail oil tutorial and want to make your own DIY nail cuticle oil, let me know in the comments.

Suggested materials:
  • Clean empty nail polish bottle
  • Acetone
  • Oils of your choice
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