How to Make Cuticle Oil, The Uncomplicated and Natural Way

Dry, chapped, and cracked cuticles. I can feel my fingers hurting just thinking about it. Short, flimsy nails that break and peel on a whim, meanwhile, aren’t very helpful for doing everyday tasks, let alone scheduling that long-awaited manicure.

If this sounds familiar, it’s time to give your nails a hand. Cuticle oil with essential oils helps your nails handle the everyday stresses of cold, sun, soap, and more. This Nails Without Fail recipe uses pure ingredients full of natural growth-encouraging characteristics to create the best cuticle oil for nail growth. 

Nails without Fail Oil, How to Make Cuticle Oil

Katie here, certified aromatherapist and creator of our Essential Oil Recipe Box.

If you’ve seen my nails in videos, you’ll notice pretty quickly that I like to keep my nails short. This blend helps keep my nails strong and healthy despite my persistent clipping. 

Nails without Fail Oil, How to Make Cuticle Oil

Almond Oil

Almond Oil is a carrier oil with so many dependable qualities. Because it’s stuffed with vitamins A, B, and E, Almond Oil nourishes and moisturizes without making skin excessively oily or clogging pores. We use it in this DIY cuticle oil to moisturize cuticles, vamp up nail appearance, and stimulate growth.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Don’t limit rosemary to your kitchen. Rosemary Essential Oil uses its antibacterial and growth-stimulating properties in this nourishing nail oil.

Palmarosa Essential Oil

Palmarosa Essential Oil serves as an all-around skin health booster, so it’s crucial for your homemade cuticle oil. We use it to promote skin healing, kill icky germs, and relieve pain. Oh, and you can’t forget about this oil’s peacefully pleasant aroma! 

This recipe is safe to use on sensitive skin.

This recipe is safe to use with children over the age of 10.

Due to the Rosemary Essential Oil, do not use this recipe if you are pregnant.

You can go ahead and use your natural cuticle oil around cats. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.

This natural nail oil is also safe to use around dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

Never ingest any essential oil, even if it’s generally regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post

Please note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Nails Without Fail Oil


  • 2 tbsp Almond Oil

  • 2 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

  • 1 drop Palmarosa Essential Oil

  • 1 oz container


  • Add all ingredients to 1 oz container, close, and swirl to mix for at least 30 seconds.
  • To use, apply oil to cuticles and nails to moisturize, improve the appearance, and stimulate growth. 

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