Nourishing Nail Oil Recipe

  • Difficulty:Beginner
  • Time:10 minutes
  • Yields:7 bottles

Give your cuticles a little winter lovin’ with this nourishing combination of oils. Chia, Argan and Jojoba are packed with vitamins and skin-loving fatty acids, and the additional Vitamin E oil provides a boost of anti-oxidants. This simple oil takes about 10 minutes to create and doubles as a small, thoughtful gift or, economical version of something you spend 10X more for in the salon.

What You’ll Need:

15 mL (.5 oz) Chia Oil
15 mL (.5 oz.) Argan oil
5 mL (.1 oz) Jojoba oil
5 mL (.1 oz) Vitamin E
1 mL Almond Cybilla Fragrance Oil (optional)
7 Small (8 mL) Nail Polish Bottles & Nail Polish Mixing Balls

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ONE: Portion out the Chia Oil into a clean small glass container.

TWO: Add the Argan Oil.

THREE: Add the Jojoba Oil. Because it’s such a small amount, we used a dropper to add it to the mixture.

FOUR: Add the Vitamin E. Vitamin E oil is very thick, so you may prefer to pour it directly into the mixture as opposed to using a dropper to add it.

FIVE: Give the mixture a good stir, and then fill your bottles! Be sure you’ve added a nail polish mixing ball to each bottle. We found that using a tiny funnel and a dropper was the easiest way to fill the bottles.

Your nail oil is ready to use or give away!

22 Responses to “Nourishing Nail Oil Recipe”

  1. Sabrina Garza says:

    These look awesome. I really need to stop visiting this site. I want to make EVERYTHING!!!!
    :) :) :)

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Sabrina!

      I put some of this on my nails today, and my cuticles could not be happier! :) I’m glad we can be a source of inspiration for you!

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  2. sabrina garza says:

    I visit this site and daily. I stumbled across this site last September and I have not stopped since. With A.M. Soap Queen Tv I now make CP soap and love creating M&P project. So many things you can do with it. Its such a fun hobby!!!! I so wish I lived in Bellingham so I could work at BrambleBerry! LOL!!!

    Im hoping to hit my local farmers market this season.

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Sabrina!

      I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying soaping, and have found this site and SoapQueen Tv helpful! If you get photos of your soap, we would love to see them on our Facebook page :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berrry

  3. Ginger says:

    Since these are oils do we need a preservative and what is the shelf life.

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Ginger!

      Because this recipe does not contain water, and is simply a mixture of oils, you do not need to use a preservative :). I would recommend storing these in a cool dark place to extend the shelf life. With proper storage, this oil should last about 12 months :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  4. Ginger says:

    Shredded glitter is on this link as an ingredient to out in nail polishes, but the description says do not use with nail polish.

  5. linda Hancock says:

    Could you tell me if this will make your nails harder & stronger ? Which is what I am looking for ‘ I have very thin & weak nails ? Thank you I do love your site z

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Linda!

      While I haven’t been using this nail oil long term yet, my nails certainly look and feel much healthier after a week of using it before bed every night! I would definitely give this a try. On a personal note, I have been taking Biotin, and I think that has definitely made my nails and hair a little stronger :)

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  6. Kira says:

    I know that Vitamin added 1-5%
    I’m sure Vitamin E should be used 1-5%

    • Amanda says:

      Hi Kira!

      We found these combination of ingredients to work really well for our nails :) I hope you give it a try!

      -Amanda with Bramble Berry

  7. Paula says:

    If I wanted to make the nail oil colored to match scents, what kind of colorants would you recommend? Also if I added some glitter to them would the glitter suspend in the oil or sink?
    Thanks for the tutorial!! I am new to the site and have never made a single beauty product or even a soap but I am excited to start trying and my first project may very well be this nail oil. :)

  8. Ana says:

    Hi, what is the purpose of the mixing ball? Is it really needed?

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Ana!

      The mixing ball will help your oil mix before each use. We would recommend adding it. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  9. Michelle says:

    Is there an alternative to the Chia oil?

  10. camie says:

    Hi,is this finished pdt considered organic? how do we classify all Natural or Organic?

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