Best homemade remedies for nail care

All of you will look for face packs, hair packs, and body fitness to look gorgeous. But nails also play an important role in that most of you will neglect. As with your skin and hair, when your nails look their best, you felt more healthy and attractive. It is true both for your hair and skin care, less are best when it comes to your nails. Don’t ever forget to manicure your nails at least one’s in 15 days. But avoid over-manicuring, over polishing, or working with your nails.

Nail care is an important part of our body. Moisturize and protect them, as you make your skin and hair to keep them at their best. There are several people who are having healthy and beautiful nails and they rarely go to spas for manicures. You need to take proper care to have healthy nails and this can be done at home by following few simple home remedies.

Nail care tips


Lemon has a citric property that helps to treat your nails. Immerse your nails in a bowl of lemon juice. Leave it for a few minutes and that can help treat your nails by removing the nail fungus. It helps to remove yellow stains from your nails as well and helps to improve the strength of the nails.

Lemon juice, egg white, and olive oil

Olive oil will moisturize your nails, egg white and lemon juice will nourish your nails. Take equal quantity of lemon juice, olive oil and an egg white in a bowl. Mix them well and soak your nails in this mixture for at least 10 minutes. Repeat it twice a week when you are going to bed.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is one another effective remedy that can help in treating your nails. Apply apple cider vinegar on your nails using a cotton ball. It helps in removing white spots on nails and to get rid of yellow nails.

Sea salt

This makes your nails healthy and strong. Take a bowl of warm water and add 1 tablespoon of sea salt in it. Soak your fingertips in it for about 15 minutes. Then wipe your fingers and apply moisturizer or petroleum jelly. Repeat it for a week in every month.

Essential oil

Essential oils like lavender oil, jojoba oil helps to retain moisture of your hands. Apply any one of the oils on your hands and nails before you are going to sleep. Gently massage your cuticles and hands. It effectively works to get rid of nail discoloration.

Olive oil

Warm the olive oil and apply it on your nails and cuticles. Massage gently for 5 minutes before going to bed. Wear cotton gloves overnight and repeat it once daily.


Choose a good moisturizer which has vitamin K and vitamin E as its key ingredients. Apply it on your hand and nails. Then gently massage your cuticles. It helps to retain the moisture and to get rid of brittle nails.

Coconut oil

Take ¼ cup of organic coconut oil, ¼ cup of honey and 4 drops of rosemary essential oil. Mix them well and warm the solution and soak your nails in it for about 15 minutes. Repeat it 1-2 times a week.


Tomatoes are rich in biotin that aids nail growth as well as makes them thick and shiny. Tomatoes have vitamins A and vitamin C that are essential for healthy nails and as well as skin. Take ½ cup of tomato juice and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl. Soak your nails in that solution for 10 minutes. Repeat this daily until you get your desired results.

Orange juice

Orange juice has vitamin C content that produces collagen and keeps your nails healthy. Blend fresh orange juice and soak your nails in it for 10 minutes. Then after rinsing them off with warm water. Pat them dry and apply moisturizer. Follow this remedy once daily until you are satisfied.

Drink more water

Water is good for your health and for your nails too. Drink more water that can help hydrate dry, damaged nails, just like it does for hair and skin.

Have yogurt

Yogurt has all the essential nutrients like calcium, iron, zinc, vitamins A, B, C, D, K, E, folate and protein too. Eat yogurt daily to give you shiny nails. Yogurt is a probiotic food that helps you to digest food properly and absorb trace minerals into your body.