We would all love to have beautiful nails. Our hands are always on show, and we want them to look good. A shiny, smooth nail plate with healthy cuticles is the goal, especially if you find manicures hard to maintain or aren’t a fan of nail varnish. This simple recipe can be made in a single jug, yet it’s a real treat for the hands. You will be amazed at how polished and glossy your nails look after a few applications, so make sure you use the buffer regularly. We have suggested using tin oxide as the scrub ingredient; it can be obtained from pottery suppliers, but finely powdered pumice works equally well and can be sourced from online suppliers of cosmetic ingredients.
Makes approx. 50g (1¾oz)
Store in a cool, dry place away from
sunlight. Keeps for up to 12 months.
Pour the mixture into small sterilized,
airtight pots or tins. Label with the date
and ingredients used. The recipe should
make several small pots – enough for you
and some friends.
HOW TO APPLY
Using a cotton wool ball, massage a pea-sized
amount of product firmly over the
nails and cuticles, working all around the
nail edges. Buff off the excess with clean
cotton wool and repeat until you achieve
the desired shine. Work under the nail and
around the cuticle with an orange stick or
cotton bud to remove any dirt and stains.
Wash your hands to remove excess buffer