How to make softening salt for manicure


How to make softening salt for manicure

Sea salt is commonly considered one of the best means to improve and strengthen the nail plate. And if you increase the rich mineral composition of sea salt by softening and moisturizing properties of lanolin and coconut oil – we’ll get ideal little bath, which simultaneously strengthens nails and prepares them for manicure or pedicure.

You´ll need

  • Sea salt – 10 teaspoons
  • Coconut oil – 1/2 of teaspoon
  • Lanolin – 1/2 of teaspoon
  • Lemon essential oil – 5 drops


  • How to make softening salt for manicure

    Sea salt is such a unique natural gift that so far you can’t make its analogue in artificial conditions. Micro- and macro elements in biologically active form help to strengthen nails and hand skin regeneration. It’s better to choose natural sea salt, without dyes and admixtures.

  • How to make softening salt for manicure

    We melt lanolin and coconut oil on a water bath. Lanolin has long been used for softening of the skin, healing of cracks and damages on it. Coconut oil also possesses the most powerful softening, nourishing and skin regenerating properties.

  • How to make softening salt for manicure

    Pour melted lanolin and coconut oil into sea salt.

  • How to make softening salt for manicure

    We mix everything thoroughly so that oils distributed all over salt volume.

  • How to make softening salt for manicure

    Add lemon essential oil, which also possesses firming of nails properties.

  • How to make softening salt for manicure

    We stir everything once more and place the ready salt for manicure into a clean jar. 1 tablespoon of such salt is enough for 2 pint (1 liter) of warm water and 10-15 minutes are enough to make bath for hands or feet. Sea salt and lemon essential oil strengthen nail plate and improve its state when lanolin and coconut oil take care of hand skin and cuticle, soften it and make the following manicure easier.


  • It’s advisable to apply a special cream for cuticle or nail wax to nail plate after bath with sea salt.

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  1. escudo 03 May 2014 :

    I have heard a lot about sugar scrubs but salt for manicure surprised me a lot. Is it safe to use it? It can damage and irritate skin I guess.

  2. Nicol 25 June 2014 :

    To my mind sea salt is rather mild that is why I think that it will cause no problems at all. I only doubt as for the effectiveness of such manicure.

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