DIY Nail Soak For Longer, Stronger Nails

By Aniela M / February 4, 2017

This DIY nail soak for longer, stronger nails will seriously change your nails! We all love splurging on beauty products, but have you ever thought about what that does to your wallet? Besides, most of that stuff is loaded with chemicals that your skin, hair, and nails resent. So what better way to get better skin, better hair, or in this case, longer, stronger nails than with an awesome, cheap, and effective DIY recipe? This DIY nail soak combines all natural ingredients that are tested and proven to make any nails grow stronger, longer, and overall healthier.

DIY Nail Soak Recipe

You'll Need:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice (preferably freshly squeezed) or lemon juice
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (can be substituted for coconut oil or jojoba oil)
  • essential oil of your choice – optional

Directions:

Source: Nailsmag
Source: Nailsmag
  1. In a bowl, mix orange juice with the garlic and soak your nails for about 15 minutes.
  2. Then, rinse your hands with warm water and soak them for 15 minutes in olive oil.
  3. Do this 2-3 times a week, and within 2 weeks you'll already notice a difference.
  4. Your nails should be much stronger and they'll also start to grow!

Why This Works:

before and after nail growth
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Orange juice is full of antioxidants and vitamins which promote nail growth. Orange juice, since it is acidic, also helps to exfoliate the nail beds and soften cuticles.
Garlic is high in selenium. If your body lacks selenium, you'll know as you'll have weak, brittle nails. Garlic also has tons of antibacterial and anti fungal properties which is beneficial for nail growth.
Olive oil is an amazing moisturizer, able to penetrate deeply into skin. Because of this, it also helps to soften the cuticles and adds strength to the nail to prevent breakage.
The combination of all of these ingredients will strengthen nails and promote quick growth.

Upkeep

It's important to care for your nails on a regular basis, not only to strengthen nails, but also keep them healthy. Here are some things you can do on a regular basis to prevent breakage and keep cuticles and nails in tip top shape:

  • Use a cuticle oil every night before bed. Have some cuticle oil by your nightstand. It will help soften them and encourage quicker nail growth.
  • Moisturize your hands several times a day. Pick up a thick hand lotion and try to moisturize every time after washing your hands.
  • Wear gloves when washing the dishes. Dish liquid can be very abrasiveness to the hands and nails, so don some gloves next time you do the dishes!
  • Give your nails a break. While it's great having your nails done, it's also important to let your nails breathe once in a while. Skip the polish at least once a month for a week!

DIY Nail Soak

This DIY nail soak is quick and effective at strengthening nails and encouraging growth.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Nails
Cuisine: Nail Soak
Keyword: longer nails, nail care, nail soak, nails
Servings: 1
Cost: $2

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange juice OR lemon juice
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, coconut oil, or jojoba oil
  • 2-3 drops essential oil of your choice optional

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix orange juice with the garlic and soak your nails for about 15 minutes.
  • Then, rinse your hands and soak them for 15 minutes in olive oil.
  • Do this 2-3 times a week, and within 2 weeks you'll already notice a difference.
  • Your nails should be much stronger and they'll also start to grow!
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Linda Clough
11 months ago

Can you use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic. I really hate the smell but I so want to try this on my nails!!

Lynn
11 months ago

Thank you for the reply. I did buy fresh garlic at first but even in a blender I couldn’t get it smooth enough to use.
Sorry probably needed longer. Cause if the smell I dumped it pretty fast I’m afraid ?

New Years resolution – I will try again I promise lol.

Happy New Year everyone xxxx

Milissa Burge
5 months ago

Do you know if the garlic or garlic paste is good for hair growth?