Nail Soaks: Your Guide to Stronger, Healthier Nails and Secret to Stress Relief

Nail Soaks: Your Guide to Stronger, Healthier Nails and Secret to Stress Relief

Are you tired of dealing with dry cuticles and nails that just won't stop splitting? 

No matter what the cause, broken nails can be a real pain, whether it's a result of household chores, the regular use of gel or acrylic nails, or even exposure to dry climates. Fortunately, some great natural remedies are available to tackle brittle nails . 

One option is nail soaks - your secret weapon to keep your nails and the skin around them healthy. There are endless benefits to nail soaks, from hydrating and strengthening nails to promoting stress relief, they deliver essential nutrients directly to your nails and present a moment to relax. For most nail soaks, you can submerge your nails in them anywhere between 10 to 20 minutes. Enhance the relaxation opportunity even further by diffusing complementary essential oils for a holistic aromatherapy experience.

 Let’s explore a few:

Benefits of a Nail Soak

1. Hydrates and Strengthens the Nails

Whenever you think about the benefits of a nail soak, it’s clear that the first thing that comes up is its ability to hydrate and strengthen your nails. Dryness, caused by various factors, is the main reason nails break easily. To keep nails healthy and strong, moisturising them is key.

2. Promotes Better Nail Health

Keeping your nails looking and feeling their best also involves preventing fungal infections that cause inflammation and discolouration. Nail soaks with antifungal and antimicrobial ingredients provide the perfect opportunity to keep your nails in perfect health by fighting and preventing fungal infections that may occur on your nails.

3. Reduces the Risks Associated with Nail-Biting

Nail biting can negatively impact your health in various ways. In addition to damage to the nail bed and inflammation of the skin surrounding the nails, these conditions can also spread germs. By utilising nail soaks you can maintain proper hygiene and keep them moisturised, helping the nails stay flexible but strong. Admit it, when your nails are beautiful and strong, you'll think twice before biting them.

4. Relieves Stress

Similar to using a DIY face mask to unwind after a hectic day, why not treat your nails to a luxurious soak? It’s a few minutes set aside in the day where you get to indulge in some self-care.

Still sceptical about the wonders of nail soaks? Mix these selections in a small bowl for the ultimate nail care routine. Commit to doing it once a week and watch how your nails and overall well-being transform. Check them out below:

With ingredients like argan oil, olive oil, lemon essential oil, flaxseed oil, apple cider vinegar, castor oil, grapeseed oil and our DIY nail serum, you'll find the perfect blend to nourish and strengthen your nails from within.

Argan oil: Packed with fatty acids, vitamins, antioxidants, and linoleic acid, it's a must have for nail health. It moisturises and protects the skin and nails. Combine 1 tablespoon and warm water (enough to soak your nails.) Another option is to mix lemon essential oil mixed with argan oil. With it’s antibacterial properties and a hefty dose of vitamin C, it's a germ-fighting, nutrient-rich concoction. Combine 1 tablespoon of Argan oil and 3-5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil and warm water (enough to soak your nails .)

Apple cider vinegar soak: Loaded with nail-loving nutrients and acids, it prevents infections and promotes healthy growth. Combine using a 1:1 ratio with water.

Turning to plant oils listed below, combine 1 tablespoon and warm water (enough to soak your nails.)

Olive oil: Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamins E & K and antioxidants, is one of the oldest natural remedies for dry skin.

Flaxseed oil: Rich in omega-3, vitamin B, magnesium, and potassium, it strengthens nails from within.

Castor oil: A fungal-fighting hero that strengthens nails and keeps them looking fabulous.

Grapeseed oil: Has natural antifungal properties and includes other nourishing compounds like vitamin E that can moisturise and strengthen brittle nails.

For an extra boost, whip up this DIY Strengthening Nail Serum recipe:

DIY Strengthening Nail Serum

1 Roll-on bottle

1 ¼ tsp Jojoba oil 

½ tsp Vitamin E oil

5 drops Lavender essential oil

5 drops Lemon essential oil 

5 drops Frankincense essential oil

5 drops Myrrh essential oil

Add the oils in the order they occur to the roller bottle. Snap-on the ball and gently shake to combine. Apply to your nails 2 to 3 times a week.

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