Wheat Germ Oil For Strong Nails

Strong, healthy nails look good on anyone, men and women. But not everyone is blessed with naturally strong nails.

There are plenty of expensive nail products on the market that may or may not aid in protecting brittle nails. However, an easy to make homemade recipe can be created from just 3 basic products – castor oil, wheat germ oil and salt.

Castor oil is used in many beauty products such as lipsticks, hair and nail products. When applied to nails it “forms a tough, shiny film when dried”. As we know already, wheat germ oil works great in hair conditioners and moisturizers and contains high levels of vitamin E.

Here’s the nail strengthening recipe, courtesy of TheDailyGreen.com:

Natural, Homemade Nail Strengthener


2 tsp castor oil

2 tsp salt

1 tsp wheat germ oil


  • Pour all ingredients into a sealable bottle.
  • Before each use shake well.
  • Rub a small amount of the mixture onto your nails.
  • Leave on for 3-5 minutes.
  • Wipe off with a cotton pad.

Makes approximately 20-30 applications

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