Best home remedies to strengthen your nails

Best home remedies to strengthen your nails

Many women worry about the beauty of their hands and especially their nails.

Did you know strong and healthy nails can be indicators of good health?  But not everyone has got healthy nails and they struggle to get one.

We can quickly get healthy and strong nails at home by using remedies with patience and persistence.

Here we provide you with some of the tips and home remedies to strengthen your nails.

How to strengthen nails home remedy?

The following tips can be used to strengthen and make your nails strong at home.

Use coconut oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is really helpful for strengthening nails and it’s easy plus it is cheap. Not only that but we can get it commonly and can be used safely at home. Applying it at a lukewarm temperature on your nails and nail beds can help you get healthier and more beautiful nails. We can expect the result after a few weeks of usage. Coconut oil helps your nails to keep hydrated and also softens your cuticles. Furthermore, it has antifungal properties which are beneficial for people having nail infections.

How to apply?

  • Warm 1-2tablespoon coconut oil
  • Massage with it for 4-6 minutes thrice a day

Use vitamin E capsule

Vitamin E

You can also use a vitamin E capsule on your nails before getting into bed for strengthening nails. It also helps your nails to look pretty and get strong nails.

How to apply?

  • Make a hole in the capsule.
  • Apply a layer to your nails and massage it.

Apply apple cider vinegar

Alike coconut oil apple cider vinegar too has an antifungal feature. Similarly, it contains iron, calcium, vitamins, and many more required nutrients for your nails. Apple cider vinegar contains acid which counterbalances the alkaline environment that encourages fungal growth. You can soak your nails twice a day on it for good results. Fill a bowl with warm water and cider vinegar equally and can soak your foot on it for 20 minutes and dry it with a clean towel patting it.

How to apple?

  • Dilute apple cider vinegar and water
  • Soak your nails for 20 minutes and gently push back your cuticles.
  • You can try this remedy daily for a week.

Apply Honey


As we all know honey contains several nutrients, and it helps us to fight against bacteria and fungal growth. Not only that but it also helps to nourish your cuticles. You can also use honey with a few drops of lemon juice as a nail mask and applying on your nails for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it properly. After using it a few times you can get brighter nails, soft cuticles, and stronger nails.

Apply mixer lemon juice and olive oil

Application of a mixer of lemon juice and olive oil can help you get shinier and healthier nails. Also, vitamin C promotes the stronger and healthier growth of your nails.

How to apply?

  • Squeeze a tablespoon of lemon and mix it with 3tablespoon of olive oil
  • warm the mixture and by using a cotton ball apply it to your nails and leave it overnight.

Use Garlic Oil

Garlic oil helps you to grow your nails in a healthy way since it contains selenium. You can also use a piece of garlic to rub on your nails or make your own garlic oil for a nail mask. You can make your oil by using garlic and olive oil. Heat the pan and add minced garlic with olive oil to ensure that the oil doesn’t make a bubble or smoke for 10 minutes. Let it cool down and apply it to your nails before going to sleep. You can also massage using it, massaging helps to stimulate blood flow which helps your nails to get nutrients from the bloodstream.

Use orange juice

Orange Juice

Did you know orange juice promotes healthy nail growth? Orange contains folic acid which is very useful for nail health.

How to apply it?

  • Make a juice from fresh lemon
  • Dip your nails on it for 10-15 minutes
  • You can follow this procedure for over 3 weeks to see a satisfactory result

Use sea salt

Sea Salt

Applying sea salt with water is one of the most effective ways which helps you to heal fragile nails. It is an ingredient from your kitchen which helps to strengthen your nails and also helps to get soft cuticles. You can also prefer using lemon juice and wheat germ oil with warm water and soak your nails in it for 15 minutes two times a day for a week.

How to use it?

  • Mix a tablespoon of sea salt with a warm water
  • You can soak your hands on it for 15 to 20 minutes every other day

Use olive oil

Olive Oil

Olive oil is very helpful by itself, it helps to improve bone mineralization and the process of calcification. It also helps to absorb calcium.
How to apply it?

  • Take 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Dip your fingers and massage with it for 10 minutes

How to grow nails faster and stronger in week home remedies?

We often ignore our nails care and do not give proper treatment as we do to our hair and face.

Here are some of the tips to grow faster and stronger nails in a week at home.

  • Massage your nails and cuticles with coconut oil for 5 minutes
  • Let the oil stay on your nails
  •  Continue this 3 to 4 times a day

How to use lemon for nail growth?


Lemons are suggested by dermatologists for several dermatological treatments especially mixing them with olive oil. Generally, olive oil infiltrates cuticles and helps in repairing them on the other hand lemon can help to remove stains and shinier nails.

You can use a mixture of lemon and olive oil after warming it and can apply it to your nails with the help of a cotton ball before going to bed.

How to use Garlic for nail growth?


Garlic contains selenium which promotes the growth of your nails in a healthy way.

You can use garlic in the following ways for nail growth.

  • Rub a piece of garlic on your nails
  • Other than using a piece directly you can also make your own garlic oil by combining olive oil. We have explained the recipe of it above under the topic of garlic oil.
  • You can apply the oil before going to sleep or can massage your nails using it.

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