Natural Hand and Nail Care

March 14, 2009

This is a post in a series about natural beauty treatments. So far we’ve we talked about nutrition for healthy skin, as well as other lifestyle factors that contribute to natural beauty. Then we shared ingredients for natural skin care treatments and natural skin care recipes. The next post covered natural body care treatments. Then we talked about having beautiful hair via natural hair care treatments.

Of course, you can use many of the same skin care recipes for your hands that you use on your body. Don’t forget to use the same sunscreen you use on your face on the backs of your hands. And eating well goes a long way towards having healthy nails. there is a solitude&resolution in being alone

Natural Hand and Nail Care

Our hands do so much for us. They’re constantly exposed to drying agents like soap, and since they’re always going in and out of water. They need a little T.L.C. – in the form of intense moisture.

Cocoa Butter Hand and Nail Cream

2 tbsp. beeswax
2 tbsp. cocoa butter
4 tbsp. jojoba oil
1 tbsp. lanolin
20 drops essential oil (such as sandalwood and rosemary)

Combine first four ingredients in a double boiler and melt. Remove from heat and let cool for several minutes. Add oils and stir until thoroughly mixed. Store in a jar for up to 4 months.

The Natural Manicure

To give yourself a manicure, soak your hands in warm water for a few minutes. Then apply the cocoa butter cream to your hands and nails, working it into the bases of nails. Push the cuticles back with a cuticle stick, and trim the nails. Buff nails with a nail file for shine.

If you use polish, use a non-toxic nail polish such as Piggy Paints. A little lemon juice on a cotton ball can help lighten nail staining. If you’re like me and have a habit of picking at your cuticles, making it a habit to rub them regularly with this moisturizer will help prevent damage.

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5 Responses to “Natural Hand and Nail Care”

  1. Christie on March 14th, 2009 10:30 pm

    I love using almond or avocado oil on my cuticles at night time, I have the roughest cuticles in the world if I skip doing it for a few days.

  2. hemarobert on March 17th, 2009 5:05 am

    Good Content.

    Today while I was surfing the Internet, I came across several interesting articles talking about UV nail lamps and how to use
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  3. Lavender on March 17th, 2009 1:24 pm

    Good info – I am looking for more ways to substitute harsh chemicals with natural alternatives – my hands, nails, and health thank you!

  4. Hemarobert on April 2nd, 2009 4:51 am

    Good information.

    I came across many queries in several forums where people have been asking for advice on the best glue that can be used on nails and that is not only strong but also safe on nails. This was the same question I had sometime back when I used to apply nail gel myself. Initially the glue I got would never hold on the way it used to when done in the salon. I then came across the nail glue being sold on gel-nails which lasts very long and is pretty easy to apply. It provides a strong bonding for my nails and also does a great job in repairing the nail tips.

    Most important of all is that this is strong glue I was actually looking out for and this is used by nail salons and nail artists for professional applications. It is available at a cheap price at gel-nails and I remember seeing it at a discount of 74% which is great. Maybe this can help if you also face problems relating to poor glue quality as I did earlier.

  5. Smith on May 6th, 2009 9:44 am

    I work in a chicken shop and because of that i have to wear rubber gloves for the entire day. Rubber gloves make my hands very dry and cracked. I protect my hands with Elizabeth Arden hand cream. This cream provides an intensive layer of moisturizer over my hands to make them soft.

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