DIY Strengthening Lavender Nail Soak and Cuticle Cream

This strengthening and moisturizing nail soak does double duty as a cuticle cream. Place the jar in hot water, allowing it to melt and it makes a wonderful nail soak once or twice a week. Allow it to chill and firm up and you can easily swipe a little bit out to massage onto your cuticles. Either way it is great for your nails and cuticles, and makes for a nice little spa treatment at home.  Make it in a pretty jar, tie on a pretty ribbon, add a couple nail files and it makes a lovely holiday gift for anyone from family to friends, neighbors to teachers.

DIY Strengthening Lavender Nail Soak Cuticle Cream

Ingredients for DIY Strengthening Lavender Nail Soak and Cuticle Cream:

2 T. coconut oil

2 tsp. jojoba oil

1 tsp. honey

10 drops lavender essential oil

DIY Strengthening Lavender Nail Soak

Melt coconut oil in the microwave in 20 second increments, add to jar.

DIY Strengthening Lavender Nail Soak and Cuticle Cream

Stir in honey until combined.

DIY Strengthening Lavender Nail Soak Instructions

Add lavender essential oil.

Stir well to ensure that all ingredients are well combined. To store your nail soak/cream place in a  container with a tight fitting lid out of direct light.

To use as a nail soak, warm gently in the microwave until it is liquid-30 seconds should about do it. Soak nails for 10 minutes, wash hands as usual to remove excess oil.  Repeat 1 to 2 times per week.

DIY Lavender Nail Soak

To use as a nail and cuticle cream allow your mixture to solidify-I pop mine in the fridge when I want to use it that way.  Rub gently into nails, allow to sit for 10 minutes, wipe away excess. I do this nearly daily to moisturize and strengthen my nails.

DIY Lavender Nail Cuticle Cream

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Be sure to check out other great DIY Handmade Gift ideas in our 12 More Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2016 series; our 12 Days of Homemade Christmas Gifts 2015 series, and our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts 2014 series!

 

Comments {15}

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  • 10.22.17 Rosie

    This sounds so nice, and I have some lavender oil and coconut oil, and honey, too. It sounds like it would be a nice gift to make, too.

  • 10.22.17 Janet Sabatino

    What a great gift idea

  • 10.23.17 Judy Thomas

    I am definitely going to try this, thank you 🙂

  • 10.23.17 Patricia Green

    This is great!! Will try!

  • 10.29.17 ShootingStarsMag

    Hopping over from Inspiration Monday! This is such a fun idea – and a perfect little gift for the holidays. Thanks for sharing. I have it pinned!

    -Lauren

  • 11.03.17 Dorothy Boucher

    OH! I am going to make me some today, I have been looking for something to help me with my nails and cuticles, I also like that this is super easy and I have everything needed to make it, so thanks.
    @tisonlyme143

  • 11.04.17 Kara Marks

    Cool recipe–ty!

  • 11.08.17 Kim Beranek

    Yay! Maybe this will work for my brittle nails.. I have the ingredients to make this too

  • 11.19.17 Karen Jaras

    This would be so great to gift to friends for the holiday!

  • 12.05.17 April Gupton

    Great idea! Thanks!

  • 12.05.17 Christy

    This is right up my alley. Love anything Lavender.

  • 12.15.17 Donna K

    Thank you for this treatment. It sounds wonderful.

  • 01.14.18 Patricia Green

    I was a nail tech for years. I can tell your readers that this is a wonderful way to moisturize those cuticles! Great recipe. I’ll be making this!

  • 01.26.18 Melissa

    Thanks 4 the idea.

  • 03.07.18 Kristen.Eri

    Love this