As a Vet Physio your hands are your main tools, they tell us so much about the patient and are also a way to communicate with the animal in a very subtle but powerful way. This is why it is so important to care for hands and nails to ensure they stay soft and supple.
To keep my nails healthy and supple I massage cuticle oil into my nail bed every night. Now I know cuticle oil can be expensive which is why I chose to search Pinterest for a great recipe to make my own. Now I have tried the recipe (which smells amazing) I am going to share it with you so you can keep your nails strong and supple too. Before you start remember that although the ingredients may cost more than buying cuticle oil to start with you will be able to make so much more oil in the long run. You can find the original recipe at ecolivingmama.com
What you will need:
- 3 Tsp olive oil
- 1 Tsp jojoba oil
- 1/2 Tsp rosehip oil
- 12 drops lavender oil
- 12 drops rosemary oil
- 12 drops eucalyptus oil
- An empty glass bottle or container
To make the oil all you need to do is pour the ingredients one by one into a clean glass bottle and mix. You could not get any easier than that!
You can substitute the ingredients for others depending on what you may have available. If you don’t fancy jojoba oil why not try almond, avocado, or peach kernel oil?
You can always switch the essential oils as well depending on what fragrance or properties you prefer. Lavender, rosemary and lemon also work well together.
This makes enough to fit easily into a 13.5 ml bottle. I reused the bottle from my Essie cuticle oil but other nice alternatives are dropper bottles or roller balls (which would be great for keeping some with you when you are out).
If you choose not to make your own cuticle oil which I have used and recommend are Essie Apricot Nail and Cuticle Oil or my personal favourite (but much more expensive) OPI ProSpa Nail and Cuticle Oil.