Friday, 25 May 2012

Red Rose Cuticle Oil

Maintaining healthy cuticles is key to gorgeous nails; contrary to popular belief cuticles should be pushed back rather than trimmed as they actually serve to keep bacteria from entering the nail bed and causing infections.

In order to prevent against dry, unhealthy looking nails it's important to moisturize your cuticles with a good cuticle oil; I'll show you a quick recipe for a Red Rose Cuticle Oil that I came up with;  you guys are welcomed to try and make for yourself , here's what you'll need:

Ingredients:                                                                      Tools:

Rose Absolute Essential Oil                                               Dropper bottle or cleaned nail polish bottle
Red Rose Fragrance Oil
Jojoba Oil
Olive Oil
Dried rose bud/leaves
Vitamin E Oil

How to:

1. First try to pick out a rose bud or two that's small enough to fit into your dropper bottle. This step is optional so you can skip it if you like.

2. Start adding your chosen carrier oils (Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil) along with your Vitamin E oil making sure to leave a little space for your other ingredients. I made the mistake of adding a little too much of the oils to the bottle in this instance.

 3. Once you have added your oils, the final touch would be to add your Rose Absolute Essential Oil and your Red Rose fragrance oil (which is also an optional ingredient).  If you're having problems pouring out your Rose Absolute Essential Oil then simply remove the stopper like I have done below. Shake vigorously thereafter and voila your done!!

4. Here's the finished product.

How to Use:
  • Add a few drops to a bowl of warm water and soak nails for a few minutes then proceed with your manicure.
  • After coming out of the shower place a few drops directly to the cuticles and gently massage to seal in moisture.


  • Rose Absolute Essential Oil: has mild bactericidal and anti-viral properties that may help to prevent against certain nail infections and fungus.

  • Jojoba Oil: has natural fungicidal properties and is similar to the body's own sebum so it's great for moisturizing and penetrating the nail and nail bed. 

  • Olive Oil: great for moisture and helps to 'carry' the vitamin E oil and rose absolute essential oil into the nail bed and cuticle.

  • Vitamin E Oil: makes nails stronger and less prone to breakage and peeling.
I've been using store bought cuticle oils for several years, but I recently started to make my own when I realized how easy it was to make. If you try this out let us know how it worked out for you.


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