DIY Moisturizing Nail Soak Strengthens Winter Nails

 DIY Moisturizing Nail Soak Strengthens Winter Nails
Gently buff your nails first before treating them to this DIY Moisturizing Nail Soak.


Besides all the headaches associated with winter, there is another thing to have against this season.  Not only does it dry out the skin more and add static electricity to our hair, it also does a number on nails as far as brittleness is concerned.  Therefore, it’s important to pay extra attention to lubricating your hands and nails often with hand creams and lotions as well as trying this DIY Moisturizing Nail Soak every chance you get.

There are not many ingredients involved or time wasted to benefit from what this winter nail fix can do.  What’s great about this DIY Moisturizing Nail Soak recipe is that it whitens nails somewhat as it returns ample lubrication to dry nails with its simple mix of lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, vitamin E 400 I.U. capsule, and lavender essential oil.

You don’t want to wear any nail polish before you do this.  Allow your nails to breathe every now and then because never giving them a break from nail enamels further contribute to this problem.

I like to do this DIY Moisturizing Nail Soak when I’m watching some television before bedtime.  Before I pop my nails in this aromatic lavender nail soak, I make it a point to gently exfoliate with my nail buffer to smooth any ridges.  You don’t have to use a file like this, but I found it helps the soak penetrate better.

By the time you wake up in the morning, your nails will appear healthier and a bit stronger than before.  For more nail tips that you can’t afford to miss, I hope you read my earlier post.


DIY Moisturizing Nail Soak

1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 vitamin E 400 I.U. capsule, pierced
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
3 drops of lavender essential oil

Mix all the ingredients in a small container that you can soak your nails in comfortably.

Keep your nails in this soak for at least 7-10 minutes.  You won’t be rinsing this mixture off.  Instead, you will be slipping your hands into a pair of cotton gloves for continuing the treatment while you sleep.

Try my recipe and your nails will be grateful!



  1. gloria patterson
    March 28, 2019 / 1:48 pm

    My nails are so sad they crack, peel and just look really bad. Going to make this up and hopefully by Easter my nails will be looking good

  2. Lisa G
    November 3, 2019 / 3:12 pm

    Must try it. I never did add any lavendar to anything.

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