How to Make Cuticle Oil: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes

Are you tired of spending a small fortune on cuticle oil at the beauty store? Well, have no fear because today we’re going to show you how to make cuticle oil at home.

Not only will you save money, but you can customize the oil to suit your specific needs and preferences.

With homemade cuticle oil, you can ensure that only high-quality, natural ingredients are being used on your nails.

It’s so easy and fun to do. Plus, you’ll impress all your friends with your new DIY beauty skills!

So, grab your favorite carrier oil and some essential oils, and let’s get ready to make our own cuticle oil. 

It’s going to be a blast!

How to make your own cuticle oil at home

diy nail oils recipe

First things first, you’ll need to grab some tools and a few ingredients.

What you’ll need to make cuticle oil:

  • Carrier oil (such as sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, or coconut oil)
  • Vitamin E oil (optional but great for strengthening nails)
  • Essential oils (such as lavender, rose, or tea tree)
  • Small glass bottle or container to store the finished product
  • Measuring spoon or dropper
  • Labels (if you’re planning to sell)
  • Toothpick or small spoon to stir the ingredients
  • Dried flowers or glitter (optional) for decoration

There are many different types of carrier oils that can be used in cuticle oil recipes.

Each one has its own unique properties and benefits, so it’s important to choose the right one for your specific needs.

You can also blend 2 or 3 different oils together to take advantage of their unique benefits.

Avocado, sesame, and grapeseed oils are some other great options to keep in mind.

I always recommend adding a few drops of Vitamin E oil to any cuticle oil recipe as this is extremely nourishing and great for promoting stronger nails.

Essential oils are added to the carrier oils to give the cuticle oil a pleasant scent.

When it comes to essential oils, you can choose whatever scent you like.

But make sure you use them sparingly (no more than 5 drops per teaspoon) because they can be very potent and cause irritation in stronger doses.

I like to use a roller bottle like this to store my cuticle oil. 

It makes for an easy and less messy application.

You could also use a refillable cuticle pen like this one.

These little droppers are super cheap and great for transferring oil from one bottle to another, too.

If you want to sell your oils, you might want to consider printing out some labels for your oils.

A toothpick can be used to stir everything up but I find that just swishing the bottle around usually works just fine.

Dried flowers like these make your cuticle oils look pretty.

Step-by-step instructions on how to make cuticle oil:

  1. Gather all of your ingredients and materials.
  1. Measure out the carrier oil of your choice. We recommend starting with a tablespoon or around 7mls to make a small test batch.
  1. Add 5 drops of Vitamin E oil (if using).
  1. Add the essential oils of your choice. We recommend adding no more than 4-5 drops in total.
  1. Stir well.
  1. If desired, add a pinch of dried flowers or a sprinkle of glitter for decoration.
  1. Carefully pour the mixture or use a dropper to get the oil into the small glass bottle or container.
  1. Label the bottle with the ingredients and date.

And that’s it! Your homemade cuticle oil is now ready to use.

reusable cuticle oil roller bottle

How to store and use the finished product:

Store the cuticle oil in a cool, dark place.

To use, simply massage a small amount of the oil into your cuticles as needed.

You can also use this oil as a hand moisturizer or apply it to your nails and cuticles before going to bed for an extra boost of moisture.

The cuticle oil can be used daily, but it’s best to start with once a day and see how your skin reacts to it.

And there you have it! 

Your very own homemade cuticle oil. 

Not only will it help to keep your cuticles healthy and moisturized, but it will also save you money and the fun of customizing it to your own liking. 

Happy DIY-ing!

How to make cuticle oil for stronger nails:

How to make cuticle oil for stronger nails

The best way to give your nails a strengthening boost is to add a few drops of Vitamin E oil to your cuticle oil recipe. 

Vitamin E oil is known for its ability to nourish the nails and promote healthy growth.

It also has antioxidant properties, which can help to protect the nails from damage.

Vitamin E oil is thick in consistency, so it’s important to mix it well with the carrier oil to ensure even distribution.

Be aware that vitamin E oil is also yellow in color, so if you’re using clear bottles and you don’t want it to look yellow, you might want to avoid adding in Vitamin E.

How to make your own scented cuticle oil

Any cuticle oil can be made scented by adding a few drops of essential oil into the mix.

Have fun experimenting with different essential oils to create your own unique scent.

Mix and match different oils to find a combination that you love. 

For example, try blending lavender and peppermint for a relaxing and invigorating scent, or lemon and tea tree for a refreshing and uplifting scent.

Be creative with your scent choices, you can also try using citrus fruits like orange, grapefruit or lemongrass for a fresh and uplifting scent or floral scents like rose, jasmine or ylang-ylang.

The possibilities are endless, so don’t be afraid to get creative and try out different combinations.

As always, remember that essential oils are very potent, so be sure to use a low concentration and do a patch test before using any new ingredients on your skin.

Making your own scented cuticle oil allows you to fully customize your cuticle oil to suit you or your clients.

It’s a fun and easy way to add a touch of luxury to your nail care routine. 

With so many different essential oils to choose from, the possibilities are endless. 

So, grab your carrier oil and essential oils, and get ready to create your own signature scent!

How to make cuticle oil to sell

The procedure for selling cuticle oil is basically the same as if you are making it for yourself.

However, here are a few things to keep in mind if you plan to sell your homemade oils.

First and foremost, make sure to use high-quality ingredients and properly label the product with the ingredients and expiration date. 

This will ensure that your customers are getting a safe and effective product.

Consider creating a unique blend of carrier and essential oils that make your cuticle oil stand out from others on the market. 

This could include a special scent or added ingredients such as dried flowers or glitter for decoration.

Look into the regulations and requirements for selling beauty products in your area. 

This may include getting a license, registering your business, and following specific labeling and packaging guidelines.

It’s also essential to be aware of the legal requirements for cosmetics labeling, for example, the list of ingredients and the percentage of each ingredient.

Create great packaging and branding for your oil, as it will help you to stand out from your competitors.

Making your own cuticle oil to sell can be a fun and rewarding way to share your love of DIY beauty with others. 

By using high-quality ingredients and creating a unique product, you’ll be able to offer your customers a truly special and effective nail oil. 

Just make sure to do your research and follow the proper regulations to ensure that you’re selling a safe and legal product.

How to make cuticle oil pens

Making cuticle oil pens couldn’t be easier! 

All you need to do is follow your chosen recipe, then add the oil to an empty (refillable) cuticle pen like these.

Steps for making your own cuticle oil pen

Gather all of your ingredients and materials, including a glass dish or jar for mixing, the empty pen container, carrier oil, and essential oils.

Measure out the carrier oil of your choice and pour it into any empty container.

Measure out the essential oils of your choice and add them to the carrier oil.

It’s recommended to start with 4-5 drops of essential oil per tablespoon (approx 7mls) of carrier oil.

Put 5 drops of Vitamin E oil into the recipe if using.

Mix the ingredients well to ensure that the essential oils are evenly distributed throughout the carrier oil.

Carefully add the mixture to the pen applicator, making sure not to overfill the container.

Make sure to add a label showing the ingredients and the expiration date.

Remember to always use a low concentration of essential oils as they are very potent and can cause skin irritation.

Final thoughts and key takeaways:

Well, there you have it folks! 

We’ve shown you just how easy and fun it is to make your own cuticle oil at home. 

From gathering ingredients and materials, to measuring and mixing, to storing and using the finished product, we’ve covered it all.

We’ve also given you some great tips on how to make oil for stronger nails, create your own scented cuticle oil, make cuticle oil to sell, and make cuticle oil pens. 

The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing your cuticle oil to suit your specific needs and desires.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different carrier oils, essential oils, and other ingredients to create your perfect cuticle oil recipe. 

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  • Phoebe Meadows

    Phoebe Meadows is a self-proclaimed nail addict, always on the lookout for the latest trends and techniques. When she's not creating stunning nail designs, you can find her researching the latest nail care products or experimenting with new techniques.