DIY Beauty: oil mix to whiten & strengthen nails

I used the balance of the dōTERRA essential oil samples for this simple DIY formula to strengthen and whiten nails; namely the lavender essential oil and the lemon essential oil. Both oils are good for strengthening the nails and lemon essential oil has the added nail whitening benefit.

Using 4 ingredients
You can use the essential oils neat on your nails via a Q-tip but since I’m using two of them, plus I wanted to condition my cuticles, so I added the essential oil into a mixture of olive and vitamin E oil. What you see in the picture is a 10ml glass dropper and I added one capsule full of vitamin E oil and filled the rest with olive oil before dropping about 30 drops of the essential oils. After that, it’s just giving the bottle a gentle shake and then it’s good to use.

A tad oily but great for conditioning the cuticles
Both the olive and vitamin E oil are great for conditioning the cuticles and hence, this is great as night time treatment for the nails. I should have used a dark glass bottle but because I don’t have one on hand, and so I used this clear bottle instead. Two drops are sufficient to condition all the nails on my fingers; it feels rather oily initially but as you massage longer, the oil gets absorbed eventually.

Try this for healthy looking nails
So if you have some lavender and/or lemon essential oil to spare, do give this a try. You can use either of the essential oils but the smell of the combination is just lovely! And yes, your nails will look healthier too!

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  1. Mai says

    Hi Sesame, any idea where can i buy th0se small glass dr0pper? Been l00king ar0und but can’t seem t0 find any. They will be useful t0 st0re my facial 0ils in my upc0ming trip :) Thanks.

  2. says

    hi, have you come across glass bottle but with spray top? i have been looking for it high and low but just can’t seem to find it anyway :(

    i am now using rose hip oil for face, and for the extra, i either apply to my hair or on my nails 😉
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    • sesame says

      Yes, but I don’t like them much. We have an online store that sells here but not sure if they ship to Malaysia. I know Sasa sells the metal type…but not glass.

  3. says

    I remember my grandma using vitamin E capsules on her nails, but it’s a tip I’ve long forgotten. Thanks for reminding me, Sesame. :)
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  4. says

    The materials I read about essential oils suggest that concentration of essential oil should be kept low like 1% to up to 2.5%. That’s about 4 to 5 drops of essential oil into 10 ml carrier oil. But the instruction above says 30 drops. Isn’t that too many?
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    • sesame says

      Essential oils can be used neat actually so the concentration isn’t high. Plus, this is not used on the face. I was under the same impression that essential oils should be low but after attending one of the workshops, I changed my mind. Also, if it’s so low like 1%, there are little effects.

      But of course, if you’re uncomfortable, don’t use so many drops. You can scale it back.

  5. says

    thanks for this tip! I am gonna DIY it right away. I do not have lemon essential oil and Vit E capsule. In place of which I will use my EPO capsule that also contains Vit E (“,)
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    • sesame says

      Yes, EPO works well too. You’ll love this…the smell is so lovely. If you use lemon EO only, the smell will be very uplifting.

  6. Dora says

    This is awesome! I recently realized that what I love so much about my fav nail polishes is that they make my nails so much brighter.. but couldnt I just use normal lemon (lets say.. mixed with olive oil i.e.) on my nails? Shouldnt this be just as brightening or is there a difference?

    Thank you =)

    • Sesame says

      I think you can and it’s a good idea; the only problem is you can make a big batch as this can’t be kept long without preservative.

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