Others ask me what I do to keep my nails looking so nice & neat. I use two ingredients, and most people have them in their home already. Castor oil and baking soda are what I use and men & women can use do this.
When I shower, I use baking soda at least twice a week as a face scrub with some water. While I’m doing that, I rub some baking soda on, around and underneath my nails; that keeps them white looking. I imagine the way I eat helps that too as I predominantly eat very healthy and organically. When using baking soda on your skin always use a little water with it & make a paste with it. After using, make sure to wash it off. You will notice softer skin. It’s great to use on feet or elbows which is where the skin is tougher & thicker.
While I’m prepping to go to bed, I use castor oil. Just a tad of castor oil on each nail and rub it on each nail and cuticle. When I shower, I rub it on my toe nails & push back the cuticles.
Castor oil and baking soda have multiple uses. Don’t count them out for beautifying means. I even use a drop of castor oil (as a replacement for conditioner) in my hair after I shampoo, but that will be a different post.
Don’t use baking soda on skin every day as it can lead to aggravated & even damaged skin. Always do a patch test to skin to see if sensitive to it. Baking Soda is an alkaline substance. It has antibacterial, anti fungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Castor Oil helps with keeping your skin youthful and unlined (meaning helps with wrinkles), and it is claimed to be better than any store bought anti-aging creme. It is rich in ricinoletic acid, which possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties, so it’s good to use on ringworm, skin tags & moles (in conjunction with baking soda to make a paste), diminish stretch marks, callouses, & that’s just to name a few skin conditions it helps. It is thick in consistency, so a little bit goes a long way.
Note: Be sure to use only cold-pressed (or cold-drawn) Castor Oil that is hexane-free and organic. Any other kind could clog your pores. Another good reason to use Cold-Pressed Castor Oil instead of Refined Castor Oil is that cold-pressed oils retain much more of their valuable nutrients. A study by a Turkish university showed that more than 95% of the free fatty acids and carotenoids, and up to 61% of the tocopherols were removed when an edible oil goes through the conventional refining process.