DIY 100% Natural Manicure

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They type, they cook, they drive, they create, they massage away the hurt and tend the bruised, they encourage through touch, they comfort and calm, they work hard, and they are an expression of you. It's time to baby your wonderful hands with the most nourishing and healing ingredients our planet provides.

Step 1
Fill a bowl full of warm water and choose from some super-fatted hand soap (our is made with coconut oil and is super hydrating), or you can use some 100% natural conditioner (yep, the same stuff you'd use on your hair). Put a little of your chosen substance into the water and swish around to blend. Let your hands soak in the water for at least 5 minutes, longer if you have time.

Step 2
Use a sugar scrub to scrub away dry and dead skin. Sugar scrubs are gentle and dissolve while you're using them. Salt is more exfoliating and won't dissolve away, for those who want a more intense scrub.

Step 3
Rinse in warm water and pat dry. Use clean tools to trim your nails and gently push back your cuticles (never cut them). If your fingernails are ridged you can buff them until they are nice and shiny. Gently file the edges so there are no sharp corners to catch on things.

Step 4
If your cuticles are dry or you tend to get hangnails, you can really benefit from trying our Cuticle Butter. We've used comfrey and myrrh essential oils as well as vitamin e to help condition and preserve the health and beauty of your nails. We've even had people write in and tell us that this little product has helped their nails grow faster. Simply apply a dab to the base of each nail and massage it in all around the nail bed.

Step 5
If your hands are super dry, you can use our Hand Butter for a rich and very protective coating on your hands. If your hands are less dry you could also choose a scented or unscented Hand Cream. Massage the chosen moisturizer in between all your fingers and up the wrists an backs of the hands. If you have the luxury to put on a pair of moisturizing gloves and do nothing while the nourishment sinks in, your hands will thank you for it.

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