Thursday, January 20, 2011

Easy Natural Nail Whitener

You know how your nails get discolored after being painted for a while? That happened to me recently. I wanted to let my nails go au naturale for a little while, but I was embarrassed by the yellowish tint the polish had left behind! If you are like me and hate to use chemicals on your skin (yeah, still looking for the all natural nail polish!), then you'll be happy to hear this. I found a natural whitener, and best of all, it's easy to make at home.
It's simply:
 2 Tablespoons Orange Flower Water
 1 teaspoon fresh Lemon Juice

Orange flower water can be found in some specialty health food stores, or in liquor stores in the mixer section. Just mix these two things together and put in a clean container (glass is best) with a tight fitting lid. To use, apply the nail whitener to clean dry nails with a clean cotton swab. Repeat 2 or 3 times. You can do this two or three times a day every couple of days until your nails are back to their natural color. This also works on discoloration from smoke.
 It's a good idea to moisturize your hands after using this, because lemon juice can be drying. Now you can paint away without worrying about the side effects! :-) Have fun!

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