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4 Easy DIY Cuticle Oils to Make at Home

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Whether you are simply bored at home or prefer to make your own beauty products, these are the best DIY cuticle oils to make at home for both the ease in making them and the benefits you’ll reap by using them.

The lovely thing about making things for yourself at home is that you know what is in the product, you can share – if you feel like it – and you are able to make it again whenever you wish without worrying that the store will run out! Therefore, we decided to include some of our favorite homemade cuticle oil recipes, along with extra details, so you know everything about making your own revitalizing cuticle oils at home after finishing this article.

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Why Make Your Own Cuticle Oil?

If you’ve followed our beauty reports for a while, then you know that we don’t often advise people to go off and randomly make (or even purchase) products that we don’t know much about. However, like our article on DIY body butters, cuticle oil has met our DIY stamp of approval! Made with nothing but nourishing oils and helpful essential oils, mixing up your own cuticle serum is relatively simple.

Of course, the essential oils aren’t even that mandatory if all you are seeking is to hydrate your cuticles. Therefore, you can just pop open an empty bottle (roll-ons would be best in this situation) and add in a bit of avocado, olive, almond, or vitamin E oil to take care of your nails.

How Long Does Homemade Cuticle Oil Last?

The lovely thing about oils is that they don’t need preservatives to stay intact for a while, and thus it is rare for them to spoil. However, cuticle oils – particularly ones that you make at home – can go rancid after a while. When this occurs, you’ll notice that the smell of the essential oil will no longer be there, and properties of it will be lost, such as nail growth or strengthening.

Your homemade cuticle oil will normally last around a year; only make sure to store it in a cool, dark, dry place since light can oxidize the essential oils contained. 

Top 4 DIY Cuticle Oils That Work

From the basic moisturizing product to the perfect one for nail growth, find the best DIY cuticle oil recipes below!

Moisturizing Homemade Cuticle Oil

This mixture should last for 2-3 months.


  • 1 tbsp of argan oil
  • 1 tbsp of another oil (we recommend sweet almond, jojoba, coconut, or avocado oil)
  • 4 drops of vitamin E oil
  • 4 drops of an essential oil of your choice (our personal favorites for this recipe are Frankincense, lavender, or lemon) 
  • An empty amber bottle with a dropper or an empty nail polish bottle


  • Add all the ingredients into a small bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Pour into the empty bottle you chose.
  • Massage 2 to 3 drops onto the nails and cuticles as needed. We recommend doing so at least once a day.
How to Make Cuticle Oil?

Homemade Cuticle Oil for Nail Growth

This mixture will have a shelf life of 3-6 months.


  • 4 ounces of jojoba oil
  • 1 ounce of vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of tea tree oil
  • An empty amber bottle with a dropper or an empty nail polish bottle


  • Mix together the jojoba and vitamin E oil in a small bowl until they are completely blended together.
  • Next, add your tea tree oil into the mixture and combine it thoroughly.
  • Finally, you will add it into the bottle you chose and enjoy the benefits of rapid nail growth if you apply it regularly.

Nail-Strengthening Cuticle Oil Recipe

This mixture will last 2-3 months.


  • 3 tsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp of avocado oil
  • 1 tsp of jojoba oil
  • 4 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 4 drops of lemon essential oil
  • Amber bottle or empty nail polish bottle


  • Mix together the avocado oil and jojoba oil until well combined.
  • Slowly add drops of essential oils and mix them together.
  • Pour into your choice of bottle and apply daily for best results.

DIY Scented Cuticle Oil

This DIY oil will last 2-3 months.


  • ½ tbsp of almond oil
  • ½ tbsp of jojoba oil
  • ½ tsp of rice bran oil
  • 2 drops of vitamin E oil
  • 1 drop of lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop of chamomile essential oil
  • Amber bottle or empty nail polish bottle


  • Mix the almond, jojoba, rice bran, and vitamin E oils together in one bowl.
  • Slowly add the drops of essential oils into the bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Pour into the container of your choice.

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