Over time, nails tend to become dehydrated and may show a yellowish hue. Nail cuticles can also run with the same fate, which is why it is important to take care of both nails, fingertips and cuticles, in this way you will be able to show off more cared-for hands.

Wearing a perfect manicure and without much financial expense is possible thanks to the use of a homemade cream for the nail cuticles . This way we can soften that part of our nails and improve blood circulation.

What are nail cuticles?

It is the skin that is around our nails and it is not advisable to cut it, since its function is to protect the nail from infections and help keep them healthy and strong .

If we cut the cuticles we can give rise to hangnails, in addition to leaving our nails unprotected.

Next, a homemade nail cuticle cream based on beeswax, castor oil and lavender essential oil is mentioned, which you can apply daily on the cuticles of your nails to provide them with hydration.

Preparation of homemade cream for nail cuticles

Ingredients for homemade nail cuticle cream:

  • 15 g of beeswax.
  • 1 tablespoon of castor oil .
  • 3 drops of lavender essential oil.

How to prepare the homemade cream for nail cuticles:

  1. On a fire, we put a saucepan in the water bath, and add the 15 grams of beeswax and the tablespoon of castor oil.
  2. We stir continuously until the beeswax has completely melted.
  3. We remove the saucepan from the heat, but continue stirring the ingredients until they have cooled.
  4. We add the three drops of lavender essential oil and stir everything again.
  5. We store the resulting cream in a glass jar.

What are the benefits of its ingredients?

You are surely wondering, why are these ingredients chosen for homemade nail cuticle cream? This is the reason:

Beeswax has very beneficial properties for the health of our skin. For example, it is a very nourishing natural moisturizer, it softens the skin and creates a protective layer against external agents.

Castor oil is extracted from the seed of a plant very similar to the fig tree, called Ricinus Communis. Castor oil hydrates, softens and protects the skin.

The lavender essential oil has regenerative capacity so help maintain healthy skin and act against premature aging.

Lavender essential oil is together with chamomile and tea tree one of the few essences that can be applied to the skin without diluting in another substance.

Where can I buy the ingredients for my homemade nail cuticle cream?

You can buy them in many online stores, in large-scale pharmacies and, above all, you will find them in traditional herbalists.

Remember that the important thing is that the oils are 100% natural oils.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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