Soak the nails 5 to 10 minutes in a preparation containing a teaspoon of dried horsetail and 1 teaspoon of comfrey boiled in a cup of water. Repeat this action several times a week. The horsetail is excellent as it is high in silica which gives strength to weak and dull nails.
Another variant of the above remedy is to soak the nails in horsetail tea and then rub with the fingertips, the cuticles with a comfrey paste. This paste is prepared with the comfrey powder in a sufficient amount of water to have consistency.
Extract the juice from an orange or a lemon and add a teaspoon of sugar. Pour into a bowl and then introduce the nails for a few minutes and then remove and rub the nails with a cotton ball previously soaked in the almond oil. Perform this action on a daily basis, preferably before bedtime.
Mix 2 teaspoons of castor oil, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of wheat germ oil and store in a sealed glass container. Apply this preparation with a brush on the nails as if you were painting them every night before sleeping for a month.
Pour 1 teaspoon of chamomile and another of mint leaves into a cup of boiling water. Leave it to stand for 30 minutes and then filter and mix with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of wheat flour. Apply it to your nails and leave for 30 minutes and finally rinse.
Put 20 drops of lavender essential oil and 10 drops of lemon essential oil directly into a dark glass bottle with dropper. Then add 1 tablespoon of almond oil and 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil. Screw the dropper cap, wrap the bottle with the hand and shake the formula with energy for 2 minutes to thoroughly mix all the ingredients and heat gradually to the room temperature.
Put the jar in a dark place at a temperature of between sixteen and twenty-seven degrees Celsius for twenty-four hours, so that the oils can enter into synergy. Apply a drop to each nail at night and massage each nail with a soft flannel fabric or fingers for about one minute.
It is important to note that, in order to take advantage of maximum freshness and effectiveness, it is recommended to use within six months. This remedy is a very penetrating blend that hydrates the nails to retain their strength and flexibility and prevent them from cracking or quenching.