You guys know by now that I think it’s super important to keep your cuticles healthy. If you are trying to grow your nails out, read that post that I just linked and it’s predecessor and I think it will really help you.
As far as store bought cuticle oils are concerned, I’m pretty partial to OPI avoplex because I have tried a bunch and I actually feel like some of them make my cuticles drier. Isn’t that weird? Have any of you ever experienced that? Please tell me if you have because I feel like a crazy lady. Avoplex actually moisturizes my cuticles, and I stick with it for that reason. But there is a really easy way to keep your cuticles moisturized with a DIY cuticle oil made with things you probably have in your house.
I used about one teaspoon of coconut oil, but you may need more or less depending on your jar. You also may need to warm yours up to make it liquid. I only used 3-4 drops of the jojoba oil. I like to add it for a variety of different oils to penetrate the cuticle, but too much will make this very liquidy and I like it to be more like a balm.
After I add the jojoba in I like to stir it in the jar with something small like a toothpick. You want to evenly distribute the oils but you don’t want it to come spilling out of the jar, so a toothpick or something small and pokey is your best bet.
A Few Pointers:
Happy cuticle rubbing 🙂