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Sweet Orange Cuticle Smoothing Oil

This recipe is based on the celebrity nail artist Deborah Lippmann’s cuticle oil ($20). Hers includes 4 main ingredients: Jojoba oil, coconut oil, mineral oil, and vitamin E. Although you can use mineral oil if you want to (most evidence suggests mineral oil is safe), I prefer to use plant-based oils and so have provided a substitute.

Keyword: Smoothing
Type: Nails
Level: Intermediate
Amount: 1 ounce
  1. Measure and mix Jojoba, Coconut and Vitamin E (or Vitamin E Substitute)
  2. Add 4 drops of sweet orange essential oil (optional)
  3. Apply a small drop to each nail bed
  4. Let sit for 30 seconds, then remove with cotton swab
  5. Let nails shine naturally or continue with nail polish
Recipe Notes

If you don't have Vitamin E. you can also substitute Wheat Germ Oil or Sunflower Oil