Olive Oil for Healthy Looking Nails & Cuticles


Olive Oil for Nails

Olive Oil for Nails (Image via: sxc.hu)

Do you have short, brittle, weak and peeling nails which don’t grow past your fingertips? Are you looking for some natural tips to get your nails healthy and beautiful? There are numerous over the counter natural remedies and ingredients to strengthen and moisturize your weak and damaged nails, however, using olive olive on nails is one of the best remedies for this. On applying olive oil on nails, it penetrates the skin and nails and repair the damage and soften nails and cuticles. Read on to know some simple tips to use olive oil for your nails.


Used globally for its unique flavor and taste, olive oil is appreciated for its myriad health benefits besides a few other interestingly surprising uses at home as well as on the body. Let us check how you can use olive oil to get and maintain healthy beautiful nails.

  • Olive oilRich in polyphenols with anti bacterial and anti fungal properties olive oil is good to moisturize and strengthen the fragile fingernails. Soak your fingernails in olive oil once or twice a week. Warm half a cup of extra virgin olive oil in a bowl and plunge your fingernails for a 10-15 minute soak. Olive oil will be absorbed into the fingernails, cuticle and surrounding skin which will impart the moisture and strength to your damaged, brittle and peeling nails.
  • You can massage your nails and fingers with warm olive oil on daily basis. It helps to retain  the moisture besides boosting the blood circulation and giving your nails a natural shine.
  • Olive oil is also good for your cuticles and so used in many nail salons. After using a nail polish remover, it is a good idea to rub some olive oil over your nails and fingers. It will help to keep the nails and cuticles soft and intact.
  • This great oil also works great for your nail growth. Mix half a cup of tomato juice with 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a shallow bowl and soak your fingers for 10 minutes, before rinsing your hands off. While tomato juice help the growth of nails, olive oil imparts the moisture to nails and cuticles.


Along with pampering and proper nail care, a well-balanced diet and staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water is inevitable to keep your nails strong and healthy.

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