Organic apple cider vinegar is a miracle of nature. It has been used as a remedy since 3000 B.C. Combined with honey (honegar), it has been called the “Elixir of Life”. Are you surprised? Well, at least I was when I found out what this salad dressing can do. Now, I always have a bottle of raw (non-pasteurized) organic apple cider vinegar at home as a cure-all including my brittle nails.
Brittle nails cause
Brittle fingernails are usually common in older people, but sometimes younger nails become thin and weak too. Mine get brittle usually during winter or when I am under continuous stress. In most cases this is due to the disturbed biochemical balance of the body and a lack of necessary minerals and vitamins.
Brittle nails strengtheners
It was found that with regular consumption of organic cider vinegar brittle nails become stronger and healthier till the issue completely disappears.
Here are two easy and affordable homemade beauty recipes that I use in combination to fight my brittle nails:
Recipe 1: Regular consumption of apple cider vinegar
Ingredients: 1 glass of water + 1 Tbsp of raw organic apple cider vinegar
Directions: Drink 1 glass of water with apple cider vinegar 1-3 times daily before eating for 6 weeks to recuperate the deficit of missing minerals.
Recipe 2: Mask for hands and nails with apple cider vinegar
Ingredients: 1 Tbsp of honey, 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp of vegetable oil, 1 Tbsp of raw organic apple cider vinegar, 1 tablet of vitamin C
Directions: Mix well all the ingredients and apply the mask on hands and nails for 30 min. Keep doing this on a regular basis (2 – 3 times per week) till your nails return their health.
Note: If you have eczema on your hands, don’t put the mask. It will burn you. My mom has eczema and when she tried the mask, the effect was very painful.