Nail Strengthening Balm Recipe

This nail balm strengthens your nails by nourishing them with beeswax.

Nail Strengthening Balm Recipe

What you need

1 cup of Vaseline or petroleum jelly
2 tbs of Honey
2 tbs of Bees wax
6 tbs of Liquid glycerin (found at pharmacy or health food stores)
10 drops of Lemon essential oil
optional candle dye for tinting


The honey and glycerin leave your cuticles feeling soft and replenished. The lemon oil helps to whiten your nails and acts as a mild antibacterial agent.

Mix all ingredients together.

Melt the mix down over a low heat adding the essential oils just before pouring using a double boiler method.

Once it has melted and blended together pour into a suitable container such as a jar tub.

All done!


  1. How do you store these recipes…refrigerate, cool dark place, etc…?

  2. How long is the shelf life on this?

  3. so you just put this on your nails? sorry, i’m a little ignorant in the “beauty” world :/

  4. i loved it

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  6. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says:

    It is not necessary but it does effect the whitening of your nails. Yes this can be used as a hand cream but it is a little waxy. Try using one of our special hand cream recipes instead.

  7. Is the essential oil necessary?

  8. Please let me know if this can be used as a hand cream.

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