Create your own manicure in a bottle…
I like to call nail and cuticle oil a ‘manicure in a bottle’. Regularly using a nail and cuticle oil to meet your specific nail needs or concerns is the best way to achieve healthier-looking, stronger, longer and more beautiful nails. Your nails and cuticles will look as if they are regularly manicured – with a much more affordable, DIY-price for your pocketbook.
This recipe is developed for those with dry, brittle nails that are prone to breakage or chipping. This Lavender Myrrh Nail and Cuticle Oil contains jojoba, avocado, rosehip and carrot tissue carrier oils, to deeply moisturize, nourish and restore nail strength. It contains lavender and myrrh essential oils, which help to effectively strengthen, repair and grow smoother, more beautiful nails.
Ingredients | properties and benefits
To create this Lavender Myrrh Nail and Cuticle Oil, we will need the following ingredients;
Jojoba oil – moisturizes and strengthens weak, brittle nails; quickly absorbed.
Avocado oil – deeply penetrating to moisturize and nourish nails.
Carrot tissue (macerated/infused) oil – moisturizing and heals damaged cuticles.
Rosehip oil – strengthens, moisturizes, prevents splitting and reduces yellowing of nails.
Vitamin E – antioxidant; prolongs shelf life of product.
Myrrh oil – strengthens nails and promotes the growth of smoother, less ridged nails. (Do not use in pregnancy.)
Lavender oil – strengthens and hydrates weak and brittle nails.
57.9% jojoba oil
25% avocado oil
5% carrot tissue oil
10% rosehip oil
0.1% vitamin E
1% myrrh oil
1% lavender oil
Amount for 100g batch
57.9g jojoba oil
25g avocado oil
5g carrot tissue oil
10g rosehip oil
0.1g vitamin E
1g myrrh oil
1g lavender oil
1) Use only clean equipment and tools, and always following good manufacturing practices (GMP) when making any natural product.
2) Measure the plant oils by weight (grams), into a clean glass or stainless steel bowl, according to the measurements provided in the chart above (for a 100g batch).
3) Once all of the oils have been measured and added, gently mix the oils together until well blended.
4) Decant the Lavender Myrrh Nail and Cuticle Oil into 15ml empty glass nail polish bottles, or 15ml glass dropper bottles, and clearly label.
Shelf-life and storage
The Lavender Myrrh Nail and Cuticle Oil will last for 6-12 months, as vitamin E has been included in the formula as an antioxidant to slow the rate of rancidity. This is an anhydrous product which does not contain a preservative, so be careful not to contaminate the product with water or microbes from hand contact. If contamination of the product is suspected, dispose of immediately.
Enjoy making and using your manicure in a bottle!
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