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!