Shiny nails: 5 natural ingredients to get them!

5 natural ingredients to get healthy and shiny nails_GrandmaSecrets Blog

Life is not perfect, but your nails can be.


Do you need a break from nail polishes? Are you looking to get healthy and shiny nails without spending a fortune on useless and harsh polish formulas that only provide you with a temporary nail glow?

How about opting for natural alternatives that can give you shiny nails?  Yes, you read it right!  There are many natural ingredients that you can use on your nails to make them healthier, stronger, and shinier in no time!

Shiny nails with Moroccan Argan Oil

My Grandma used to have beautiful and healthy skin, hair, and nails, and she always used to tell my mom that the secret was Argan Oil.

Argan oil is called “liquid gold” for a reason. This expensive oil should be your go-to product for full-body care and treatment.

You can use it on your skin to fight signs of aging, or maybe give your damaged hair some deep conditioning or simply use it to give your nails a boost! 

Highly rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids, Argan oil is an amazing treatment for your nails. It can help nourish and add glow to dry brittle nails.  You can use argan oil to massage your nails every night or soak them in for 15 minutes for even better results.

You’ll love how your nails will look after that <3


When your nails get yellowish, rub a lemon!

What? Really!!!

Well, hear me out! If you are constantly using nail polish, chances are: you have yellow nails. Hence cutting off on nail polish won’t be that easy! I know. I have been there and it’s definitely not funny!

It’s so embarrassing to have those yellow nails that make you look dirty and cheap. The solution? Rub a lemon for God’s sake!

Find yourself a comfortable chair or spot around the house, turn on your favorite music, and grab a slice of lemon and start rubbing your nails!

Lemon will help clean your nails and give them a natural shine and glow. Don’t forget to wash your hands and use a  good moisturizer. And ta-daaa… You are ready to go!

Note: Keep in mind that you might need to repeat this process several times in case your nails are too yellow.


The smell of this beauty elixir still reminds me of my beloved grandma <3

Rosewater for shiny nails without any nail polish? Yes, it’s achievable. Rosewater is widely known and used for its amazing health and beauty benefits. But who would have thought that rosewater could be of use when it comes to naturally polishing the nails?

Daily applying rosewater into your nails will make them healthier,  shinier and thus save you many trips to beauty salons!

Have little spots on your nails?

You can add some lemon juice to the rose water and apply it to your nails. You can use this remedy thrice a week to see a difference!

Olive oil for healthy nails

wondering what else you can use to get shiny nails without any nail polish? Olive oil. This is, in fact, another precious oil that you can use to give your nails a boost. 

Olive oil is rich in vitamin E which means it will not only keep your cuticles healthy and your nails shiny, but will also help them grow. The good thing about olive oil is that it’s extremely moisturizing and can get easily absorbed.

To use it the right way, I recommend going for an olive oil soak. Follow these simple steps:

  • Heat up some olive oil and make sure it’s just warm and not hot.
  • Next dip your nails into the olive oil and let them soak for 2 minutes.
  • When the two minutes are over, wrap your hands and nails with a plastic bag, and leave them on for 1 hour.
  • When the wait is over, rinse your hands with water and then moisturize. I promise your nails will be super shiny and healthy!

Apple cider vinegar

Surprised? Don’t be! This versatile product is present in every household and can be used effectively in many different ways. From cleaning to cooking to beauty recipes and the list goes on and…on!  

But wait!!! Did you know that you can use apple cider vinegar to get shiny nails without any nail polish? Well, apple cider vinegar can be very beneficial to your nails, especially if you have brittle ones!  It is highly rich in calcium, iron, and important vitamins.

How can you use apple cider vinegar for nails? Mix some apple cider vinegar with water and soak your nails in it. For quick results, do this 3 times a week!

Do you know any other natural remedy for shiny nails without any nail polish? Spite them off in the comments!


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