Recipe by Shirl

I've been working on my hands and fingernails. I purchased a cuticle oil that said in the ingredient list mineral oil, carafan and frangrance when that ran out I purchased one that said vitamin E oil. Thinking that there are alot of different oils available easily now, ceratainly it should be easy to make your own. I went on a search and these are the ones found. I have not tried them yet, when the current bottle I have of store purchased runs out I will. When that happens I will come back and edit this description to include it. I found the discussion for these at this web site, where they also mention that adding a drop vitamin E anti-oxidant will extend the life. RecipeZaar will not recognize fragrance as an ingredient, so Apricot Oil could have fragrance added if you like.

Ingredients Nutrition


  • 1 teaspoon oil (macadamia nut)
  • 1 teaspoon oil (apricot kernel)
  • 1 teaspoon oil (jojoba)

  • 1 teaspoon oil (jojoba)
  • carrot oil, 5 drops
  • eucalyptus oil, 2 drops or
  • peppermint oil, 2 drops


  1. Stir together.
  2. Apply to cuticles and fingernails, be sure to apply to both sides of nails.
  3. I allow to sit for 5 minutes then massage into cuticles, fingertips and gradually into whole hand.
  4. Note:There was some concern about macadamia nut oil due to allergies, so beware of that if using on someone besides yourself.
  5. Note: For myself I want to try avocado oil because of it's qualities for the skin. I'm also looking into mineral oil as an extender.

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