Wearing nail polish 365 days straight can’t be good for your nail beds, right? Right.
While naked nails can make you feel, well, naked — it’s important to take breaks in between appointments to let them “breathe.”
If you’re noticing excessive peeling, dryness and chipping, it’s time to give your nails some TLC.
Traditional nail polish removers contain acetone — causing serious peeling that can even lead to infections.
So, while your polish isn’t the problem here, per se — taking a break from it will also allow your nails to take a break from the drying effects of acetone.
Go polish free and soak your fingers in warm water, flax seed and essential oils for 10 days (or up to three weeks if possible — depending on damage) for about 10-15 minutes a day to rehydrate your poor nails.
While you may miss your hot pink polish, your nails will thank you!
Essential oils for healthy nails are:
– Idaho Balsam Fir
– Carrot Seed
Nail Strengthening Recipe :
15 drops frankincense essential oil
15 drops lemon essential oil
15 drops Idaho balsam fir essential oil
15 drops carrot seed essential oil
10 ml roll-on bottle
Add the essential oils to the roll-on bottle. These measurements are for a 10 ml bottle and the essential oils will fill up almost half of the bottle.
Fill the bottle with the flax oil
Shake the bottle a few times to combine ingredients.
Roll on your nails several times a week.
Be sure to massage the oils into your nails and cuticles.
Around 2-3 seconds per nail is plenty.
Another great thing to add to your diet is sulfur.
Sulfur is one of the most abundant minerals on the planet, after calcium and phosphorus sulfur comes in third.
It’s found in the soil and is carried into foods that we eat and is an important mineral for healthy tissue development. It’s very important for ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones, skin, hair and NAILS.
You want your body to have adequate sources of sulfur because this mineral helps to repair and rebuild virtually every part of the human body, all tissue specifically.
That is why I like to add Sulfurzyme to my diet.
Now, let’s get to the main part. How to remove nail polish without harmful chemicals.
DIY – Nail Polish Remover 💅
Instead of stripping your nails, pamper yourself with our Essential Oil Nail Polish Remover.
What you need:
Small glass bowl
Grapefruit essential oil
Lemon essential oil
Orange essential oil
Add 2-3 drops of Grapefruit essential oil.
Add 2-3 drops of Orange essential oil.
Add 5-6 drops of Lemon essential oil.
Fill the remaining amount of the glass bowl with rubbing alcohol and vinegar.
Gently swirl bowl to mix.
Soak your nails for 5-10 minutes in bowl.
Add solution to a cotton pad and wipe your nails clean.
I hope that you get a chance to try these recipes and to see and FEEL the difference in your health.
Enjoy your day (or night, as it’s the only time I can work on my blog without my children needing me).