Nail Care

My Secret Nails & Cuticles Oil Recipe

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You know how you often daydream about only shortening your nails because you’ve had enough of them being too long and not because they break, split or snap? As a child, I was dreaming of Rapunzel-long hair. As an adult, I dream of long nails!

Eating healthy, taking supplements, nothing really worked! (well, technically, pregnancy hormones did work and I had my longest, healthiest nails ever when I was pregnant. But I can’t be pregnant forever, right?) So when I started Seasonails I thought it was going to be an outlet for my polishing adventures. It turned out to be my nails education as well! I slowly started growing out my nails at such point that today I finally decided to file them down because they were simply too long!

magic cuticles nails oil

How I did that? Read on! It’s a process, don’t expect a phrase, an over-night thing that turns your nail from brittle, frail, to acrylic-like quality! Expect it to be a process instead, a way for your nails and you to get familiar and to understand and respect each-others needs.

I needed my nails to grow long and strong, to stop splitting and breaking. I have had that! And now I can share with you how I achieved that!

They say nails are, like pretty much all other living cells in our bodies, conditioned by genetic inheritance. In plain speaking – if your Mother’s nails were hard as stone, so will yours! I’m living proof that life beats science. Occasionally! I cannot begin to describe you my mom’s nails! They’re like wood! I had really soft, uneven, dry, splitting, breaking nails. Where’s genetic science when you need it, huh?

cleaned nails before nail polish

Starting Seasonails, I realized I had to do something to keep those nails permanently in presentable shape so I went as far as washing the dishes with rubber gloves! It’s terrible. But I did it! Because I wanted long, beautiful nails – Photoshop can fix many flaws but it never mends a broken nail!

See also: The nail care routine from home, step-by-step!

I was afraid I would snap a nail and won’t have a thing to photograph the next day so I became extra careful about my gestures and postures, I developed a new way to handle myself because of my nails! Until I grew tired of it all and really asked myself if it was all worth it! All those fabulous nailistas with long nails! How did they do it? Some swear on a special diet, others on magic pills, some on hydration, others on hand creams. I had my rubber gloves, my seeds and nuts supplements and my OPI cuticles oil – what was I doing wrong?

So I started digging for answers. After hours of reading throughout the Internet, of taking notes and drawing conclusions, I finally fell asleep on my keyboard! Tons of science mumbo-jumbo and a gazillion hoaxes. Sifting through took me a while. And a lot of keyboard – sleeping. But I think I did it!

cuticles oil recipe

I now have my magic potion!
The answer to my Nails Graal!
I found it. I used it. And it worked.
So after you’ve been reading over 500 words so far, here’s my secret to the longest, healthiest nails ever: care. And an all-organic mix of oils into a fabulous, natural cuticles oil!

See also: Long nails nail art!

I care for my nails and I protect them often by any means – I keep my rubber gloves for daily chores around the house (scrubbing, washing) as it’s not the chores damaging the nails but the substances and the frequency we use them with. Apply the hand cream you know is best for you after finishing the chores in question. I use shea butter. Plain, organic shea butter works best for me, my nails, my skin, my hair.

See also: How to find the perfect nails shape&length for you!

We’re all different, so don’t expect that something working best for me will do the same for you! Be open to experimenting but when you found something that works, stick to it faithfully!

I trust you already read my ‘Nails Secrets Nobody Will Tell You About’? if not, then here’s the most important part: paint your nails inside out! I use a white-ish (not solid white, it looks weird) nail polish for my free tips – yes, I paint underneath the nail, all over the free edges of the nail and under the nail. It’s like sealing the nail. And each time I file my nails, I seal back. No, don’t worry, the nail won’t asphyxiate and die. The nail is already dead!

Contrary to the general opinion, the nail doesn’t ‘breathe’ nor does it needs to. Seal it to protect it. Bottom line.
And I really have to repeat myself: the shape of the nail is hugely important! If you want your nails to last longer, keep a rounder shape rather than a square! Less abrupt edges will be easier to keep intact because they won’t oppose any resistance when you handle things, get dressed, get through your hair and so on!

nails cuticles oil recipe free seasonailscom

Oil – this is the final stage of your caring routine! Now grab that wishlist and add: Jojoba oil (4 parts), Avocado oil (3 parts), Grapeseed oil (2 parts), Almond oil or Olive Squalane Oil (2 parts), Vitamin A oil (2 parts), Vitamin E oil (2 parts), Tea Tree Oil(2 parts) and Frankincence Oil (2 parts), Jasmin Wax (1-2 parts) for the pretty smell and a base of Coconut Oil (4 parts). This is the Secret Cuticles Oil recipe in universal measurements: substitute ‘parts’ for oz where used and for ml multiply ‘parts’ with 10ml.

Some ingredients are naturally solid at room temperature – you’ll have to liquefy them by placing the original recipients in warm water until the needed quantity is liquid. Use a measured syringe to extract the needed quantity and then place them all in the same bowl (I use a mason jar to prepare the recipe I then pour with a syringe in recipients like the one you see in the picture). Once everything is well blended together, all you need is to fill the recipient of your choice (or refill the recipient of cuticles oil you were using so far). Please remember to store your oils in a cold place and use them in 6 months to 1 year tops!

nails cuticles oil for long nails guaranteed free recipe

I could write 10 more pages about the uses and benefits of each of these oils but I think this is as far as I’ll go for now. You just ask, and I’ll be more than happy to answer each and every question you have!

See also: Really cool nail art for short nails&more!

I use this special blend on my nails each day, several times a day and it serves me well. It actually goes wonderful for my skin and my hair too.. Call it a multipurpose oil, my secret oil for growing out my nails!

how to apply cuticles oil free recipe

I’m Cecilia and I love painting my nails so much that I decided to share my passion and all I’ve learned with you on my website.

4 Comments

  1. Leanie

    November 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Wow, i must confess I envy your long nails. At the moment i’m using cuticle oil and the ingredients on that one are cold pressed Avocado & sunflower oil, beeswax, Raw honey, Pro-polis, Grape-seed oil, Lemon essential oil, Tea tree oil, Carrot plant extract and Calendula plant extract. I’ve only received it about two weeks ago, but didn’t used it every day, according to the experts you must at least use cuticle oil twice a day morning & evenings.

    How long do you’ve got to use cuticle oil to know it works. Now that you’ve mentioned Shea butter, now it feels that i can kick my back that i didn’t bought the hand & nails cream that had the ingredients Shea butter listed. I was standing with the product in my hand, but i thought just leave it for now, since I’ve already have still hand lotions in my cupboard.

    I think i will schedule my alarm clock on my cell to go off twice a day for cuticle oil & to use hand & nails cream more effectively.

    It’s no pain to use gloves when i have to do the dishes, i actually prefer that,but since my nail art challenges that i have to do are not always cool to do on short nails and it won’t look good to have nails that’s uneven!

    Wish that i had my fathers nails his nails are that strong that he can use it as a screwdriver! Mine breaks so easy!

    I guess i will have to do some research on the ingredients on my bottle of cuticle oil, what are the benefits of these oils. The place where i’ve ordered the item from want my to write a review for them. I just think two week to see if a product really works are just too short!

    • Cecilia

      November 10, 2015 at 7:40 am

      (bummer! I just wrote a loooong answer and somehow lost it! It’s ok, I’ll rewrite it ^_^ .. inhaling deeply!)

      Thank you for being so sweet Leanie! But you know, short nails are cool too! Some of my favorite nailistas out there only wears their nails short, short (nailasaurus, one nail to rule them only, wondrously polished, pshiit – to name just a few)! Short nails only become a problem when you’re not happy with the length and you wish you could grow them out and they keep breaking! Completely understand your frustration! But!

      Your new oil sounds great! All the right ingredients: the beeswax is even better than the Jasmine wax I used because it also has antiseptic properties! And the Tea Tree oil and the Frankincense I used are similar to the Propolis and Raw Honey’s effects! Again, don’t worry about the shea butter – it’s a personal preference based on how my skin (and hair) reacted. I have a very close friend who doesn’t get along well with shea butter but only swears on coconut oil. It’s something you have to try and compare on your personal skin/hair/nails, we’re all different <3

      While hand cream is essential for me as well, it wouldn’t be enough even if my cuticles are in good shape. I keep a cuticle oil recipient in my purse, on my desk so that if I can, I apply it immediately (even when I go the movies or when I’m stuck in traffic lol!). And if you don’t have enough time to let the oil penetrate the skin on its own, apply the oil and rub it in! It’s like an espresso shot for your cuticles as it also activates the blood circulation in the area and the cells work faster. If you start noticing results, you’ll also start to remember applying it more often! and I know everyone keeps on telling that – but always remember to hydrate yourself. Tea or water, whatever you like, but as natural as possible! (I drink a loooot of tea during the cold seasons, it’s better than plain water, I think!)

      Honestly, even if you use your cuticles oil daily, I think it takes a full growth cycle to see the difference in your nails… My nails are really slow (like my hair) and grow about 2mm/week I think… But what saved my nails, besides using this cuticles oil, is the oval/round shape and painting underneath and constantly sealing all around the edges – I do that daily sometimes, if I do a lot of work around the house. nekkid tips or square tips means fraying and splitting for sure! So I’m always rounding my nails and sealing my free edges and my tips!

      Really hope any of this helps! Don’t give up, Leanie! It’s a looong process, but it’ll take you there, I’m sure! Like working out – it takes at least 4 months of sustained training to start losing weight!

  2. Macar'Ongle

    November 11, 2015 at 2:43 am

    Now I know what goes on my next shopping list ! And my current cutticle oil is nearly finished so timing is perfect :) Thanks a lot for the recipe and I’ll keep you posted on my results soon (or in four months ;) )

    • Cecilia

      November 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you so much for trusting in me! I really hope it helps! Keep me posted! <3

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