At Home Nail Soak

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I don’t know about you, but I have the worst cuticles ever. I also get in the habit of picking at them. If I am not constantly keeping my hands moisturized and taking care of my cuticles, they get awful! They’re jagged, picked apart and it gets painful. I recently discovered the amazingness called nail soaks. What’s a nail soak, you ask? You soak your nails in some highly moisturizing oils. They are meant to really strengthen and condition the nails, just like you would with a leave-in or hot oil treatment for your hair.

Every once in a while I concoct my own at home nail soak. ย This is the easiest body care DIY ever!

I reach for jojoba oil because apparently it’s very close to the structure of human sebum, which makes it an effective moisturizer. Adding a few drops of lavender essential oil will soothe any brittleness or aid peeling nails. Not to mention, it smells amazing. I love doing this at night as a way to relax, and the lavender essential oil certainly helps with that.

At Home Nail Soak - easy and great for dry cuticles

All you need is:

At Home Nail Soak

Gently buff your nails and then soak them in the oils for about 10-15 minutes. Massage the oils into the nails while soaking. After soaking, wipe excess away with a damp cloth.

At Home Nail Soak Instructions

Like I said, easiest DIY body care recipe ever. You have to try this at home nail soak and let me know what you think. If you don’t have jojoba oil, you can easily substitute it with melted coconut oil or olive oil. You can also add whatever fancy essential oils you have. I’m no fancy essential oils crunchy person, so I’m probably not a great person to get a recommendation from (although I have about 10 or so and love them). ย I would imagine tea tree oil would be awesome, because it soothes dry skin. In fact, I’m totally trying that next time.

DIY Moisturizing Nail Soak - give your cuticles and broken nails some therapy. Super easy. My nails and cuticles already look better!


  • Reply
    August 5, 2015 at 7:27 am

    I do the same thing. I seriously have to have a mani or I nervously pick my cuticles and I don’t even realize I’m doing it. Need to try this!

    The Cuteness

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      August 7, 2015 at 8:49 am

      I always have my nails polished too for this reason! I try to let them breathe every now and then, though. Moisturizing is key!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    chelsea jacobs
    August 5, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I definitely need to try this!!

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      August 7, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Yes! Let me know what you think!

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    August 6, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    I need this in my lifeโ€ฆI am also a cuticle picker…

    • Reply
      Meg O.
      August 7, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Perfectionists unite!

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    June 1, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Hi Meg. Thank you for the post. It’s amazing and BTW,,, I like what you write when you start to write.
    “I don’t know about you……””

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    June 26, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Have to try this it looks super easy for my nails

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