Nourish and Shine: The Best Natural Oils for Healthy Nails

Putting cuticle oil on healthy looking nails

We expose our hands to environmental factors that tend to cause damage to our nails. Maintaining healthy and beautiful nails can be done by incorporating natural oils into your nail care routine. Not only do these oils provide essential nutrients, but they can also make the removal of semi-cured gel nail stickers a breeze. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the best natural oils for your nails and how to use them effectively.


Jojoba oil bottle next to jojoba fruit

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a versatile and widely loved oil for nail care. It closely resembles the natural oils produced by our skin. It helps to strengthen nails, prevent breakage, and promote healthy cuticles. Massage a few drops of jojoba oil into your nails and cuticles regularly to keep them hydrated and nourished.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil is a powerhouse for nail health, rich in vitamins E and B and essential minerals like zinc and magnesium. It moisturises dry nails, strengthens weak ones, and promotes healthy nail growth. Soak your nails in a bowl of warm sweet almond oil for 10-15 minutes to enjoy its full benefits.

Argan Oil

Known as "liquid gold," argan oil is famous for its nourishing properties. Packed with antioxidants, vitamin E, and fatty acids, it helps repair damaged nails and cuticles. Apply a drop of argan oil to each nail and massage gently for improved blood circulation for stronger, healthier nails.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a well-known multi-purpose beauty remedy, and it's no exception when it comes to nails. Its moisturising properties prevent dryness and brittleness, while its antifungal properties can help combat nail infections. Gently massage warm coconut oil into your nails and cuticles before bedtime for maximum absorption.

Bottle of oil oil in white background

Olive Oil

A kitchen staple with incredible benefits for nails, olive oil is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants. It moisturises, strengthens, and adds shine to dull nails. Soak your nails in warm olive oil for 15-20 minutes, or apply it with a cotton ball, then wrap your nails in a warm towel for a DIY nail spa experience.

Natural oils, such as coconut, olive, or almond oil, are fantastic for nail health and can also be a secret weapon for stress-free semi-cured gel nail sticker removal. These oils help break down the adhesive, making it easier to lift and remove the gel nail stickers without causing damage to your nails.


MANILABs Step-by-Step Guide for Effortless Semi-Cured Gel Nail Stickers Removal:

  1. Gather Your Supplies:
    • Natural oil of your choice (coconut, olive, or almond oil)
    • Cuticle stick 
    • Warm water
    • Cotton ball or pad
  1. Warm Up the Oil:
    • Place the natural oil in a small bowl and warm it slightly. You can do this by placing the bowl in a large bowl of warm water or microwaving it for a few seconds.
  1. Apply Warm Oil:
    • Use the cuticle stick to apply the warm oil directly onto the gel nail sticker. Ensure that the entire sticker is coated with the oil.
  1. Wait a Moment:
    • Allow the oil to work its magic for a minute or two. The warmth helps to break down the adhesive, making the sticker easier to lift.
  1. Gently Lift the Sticker:
    • Using the cuticle stick, start gently lifting the edges of the gel nail sticker. If you encounter resistance, apply more warm oil. 
  1. Dip and Remove:
    • Dip the cuticle stick into the warm oil as needed to maintain a smooth removal process. Continue lifting and removing the sticker until it comes off completely.
  1. Cleanse Residue:
    • Soak a cotton ball/pad in the warm oil to gently remove any adhesive residue left on your nails.  
  1. Moisturize:
    • Finish by moisturising your nails and cuticles with a small amount of natural oil to nourish your nails.


Hand with baby pink semi-cured gel nail stickers holding a strawberry


Say hello to a fuss-free and nail-friendly gel nail sticker removal method. By harnessing the power of natural oils and a simple, gentle technique, you can enjoy effortless removal while keeping your nails healthy and beautiful. Try this method next time you need to switch up your MANILAB semi-cured gel nail stickers and discover a stress-free way to reveal your natural nails.

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