Natural Oils is the best beauty treatment therapy you can give to your nails and in case of cuticles they can do wonders. Often washing of your hands and the daily exposure to all those harsh hand cleansers, nail polishes and acetone based polish removers make the life of your nails difficult, resulting in dry, brittle, peeling or hard nails as well as cuticles.
By using natural oils, you soften, smoothen, deeply moisturize and nourish the area of the nails and around it while you also strengthen, repair and protect them against all harmful factors, offering the ideal base for the nail lacquer that may follow.
In addition, natural oils are rich in antioxidant vitamins that help your nails stay healthy and beautiful.
So, let’s see 10 of the best natural oils for your nails and cuticles.
My favourite jojoba oil is great not only for body or face care but also for nails and hair. It is rich in proteins, minerals, fatty acids and other beneficial elements.
It has rich soothing, softening, moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties which help the nails and the area around them be properly moisturized and healthy looking. It also has a lightweight texture which feels nice once this oil is applied on your nails and it absorbs fast.
Of course, a good idea is not just to use it on your nails but on your hands as well but if you don’t have enough time and you don’t want to feel your hands oily at the least, it is better to enjoy a hand and nail treatment using natural oils at night.
Nevertheless, keep in mind that jojoba oil is one of those natural oils that feel very light on your skin and absorb well.
The only way I have used sesame oil was for oil pulling although I wasn’t patient enough to continue oil pulling for long.
Apart from that, sesame oil is super moisturizing and can offer some nice benefits both to your nails and the area around them where cuticles appear.
Avocado oil is one of the most moisturizing natural oils for skin and is specially recommended for dry and dehydrated skin.
Avocado oil deeply moisturizes nails and strengthens fragile nails while it is also great at dealing with cuticles.
Due to its emollient properties, sunflower oil prevents the nails from losing their natural moisture and smoothens their surface.
It is also rich in omega 3 fatty acids as well as vitamin E which protect and boost the health of your nails and the skin around them.
As a rich source of vitamin E, Olive Oil offers your nails strong antioxidant benefits. Therefore, it is ideal for their everyday protection and care.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree oil holds antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties, which makes it one of the most valuable natural oils for treating nail fungus.
This essential oil can be directly applied to your nail and has a strong essence. If you can’t get acquainted to its smell, you can mix just a couple of drops of it with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or almond oil and then use it on the nails’ area.
If you don’t have a nail fungus problem, by using Tea Tree Oil once in a while, you can prevent getting nail fungus or any other nail or toe infection.
Almond oil is another wonderfully moisturizing and soothing natural oil. It has both softening and smoothening properties while it is great at nourishing nails.
The only downside, though, is that due to its high molecular weight, it sits on the surface and does not penetrate the skin very deeply. Nevertheless, for the surface of the nail, it works great.
Grapeseed oil prevents the loss of the natural moisture of the nails while it also has rich smoothening and emollient properties.
One more advantage is that it is lightweight and absorbs well.
Macadamia Oil is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C as well as E and that is why it is a very moisturizing and nourishing natural oil.
It also has rich antioxidant properties and all this makes it a wonderful natural oil for nails and cuticles.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E Oil offers antioxidant protection and is very good for dry, brittle and damaged nails. It nourishes and moisturizes effectively, repairing nails and helping them be healthy and pretty again.
How to Use Natural Oils on your Nails and Cuticles
First, deep your nails into lukewarm water for a few minutes and then pat them dry softly with a towel.
In a lot of cases, natural oils are sold in bottles that have drop applicators. If that is the case with the natural oil you are going to use, then apply 1-2 drops on each nail.
If the product you are using for your nails comes with a small brush, then apply a small amount of it on the nail and the area around it. Then, massage your nail area softly for about three minutes.
Repeat the process once every three days or even daily if you want to natural oils as a nail treatment for a specific period of time during which your nails appear to be dry and damaged.
In conclusion, these 10 best natural oils are going to work great for your nails and cuticles and some of them are also very beneficial for your skin and hair. You can also use them in DIY home skin care and hair care recipes with some great results.