Quick Fix for Fingernails

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 0 mins


  1. Mix together.
  2. Rub on your nails.
  3. Rinse nails.
  4. You should have a nice finish to your nails worthy of any fancy product.


Most Helpful

I couldn't wait to see how this quick fix would help my neglected nails. Obviously, it's not a miracle cure, but my nails did look a lot better, dry skin removed and a good sheen to the nails. I think this recipe will be great for someone with already well manicured hands. It's important to use some good hand lotion after this remedy, since the baking soda is very drying!

Geema February 28, 2003

This fix is easy to fix and did impart a beautiful softness to my nails in addition to a good sheen. However, I do agree with the other reviewer, Geema, that it's important to use a good hand lotion(I used Enchanteur romantic perfumed body lotion) after rinsing off the nails because the baking soda indeed is very drying. I made this as part of the "Pick your chef" coookathan! I know it's already reviewed, but to be honest, I had this in mind for the cookathon, ever since you had posted it.

Charishma_Ramchandani March 21, 2003

I think what this quick fix is doing is offering a buff to the nail, with the inert part of the baking soda. (The lemon acid and baking soda base, of course, react immediately to just form water.) Definitely very drying to the cuticles - it was a little painful to me. I think I would just use a buffing brush, which offers more control to protect the skin.

realbirdlady July 31, 2009

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