Nail Pampering DIY

Moms don’t get a lot of pampering time most days, at least I don’t. I generally spend most of my time working or running around taking care of everyone else.  I’ve decided that for my mental health and overall stress level, I need to start setting aside a few minutes each day just for me.  That may mean reading a book or playing a video game. Or, it may mean indulging myself a little bit with this nail pampering DIY.  This post has been sponsored by Netflix as part of their #StreamTeam

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Nail Pampering DIY

Brushing on a few coats of nail polish once or twice a week is nice but sometimes your nails and hands just need a little bit of attention to look their best. This nail pampering DIY is very easy to make and requires only a few simple ingredients. You can use it any time of the day but it’s ideal to use right before bed. Just apply and put on white gloves so you don’t stain the sheets.

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Ingredients

  • 3 drops of lemon or orange essential oil
  • 1 tbsp beeswax pellets
  • 3 tbsp almond or other carrier oil (like olive or jojoba oil)

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Instructions

  • Heat the beeswax pellets in a small bowl over hot water.
  • When it is melted, remove from heat and stir in the essential oil until it is well blended.
  • Add the carrier oil a little at a time, reheating the beeswax if necessary. Stir.
  • Apply the wax to fingers each night, paying particular attention to your cuticles.
  • Be certain to wear cotton gloves to bed. In the morning, wash off any remaining.

While you’re enjoying this pampering treatment, take a few moments to kick back and relax with Netflix:

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About Ellen Christian

Ellen is a busy mom of an 18-year-old son and 23-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn't have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you'd like to work together, email info@confessionsofanover-workedmom.com to chat.

Comments

  1. So that’s what the FB photos were for!! ha/ha  Love this, think I’ll try it! 🙂

  2. I’ve never used Bees wax pellets before. This looks like a great treat for nails, so I’ll give it a try. Thanks!

  3. I love DIY Beauty treatments, I’ve never heard of the beeswax pellets before, so that’s news, loving your essential oils!

  4. I love things like this!  My nails could definitely need a little TLC and this sounds like just what they need!

  5. Bee Pellets are amazing and its so nice to see a DIY where people can learn a little and still pamper themselves. Shared with everyone I know. They are going to love it.

  6. I should really do this and try it out. Great DIY here! 

  7. I love the use of the essential oils! Using a citrus oil like that gives so many wonderful benefits to your skin and helps keep bacteria at bay too. 

  8. Sounds fun, I am always up for a little pampering!

  9. DIY beauty hacks are my favorite! I need to try this for my hang nails! 

  10. I just started the second season of OITNB, I love this show!! I pampered while watching last night with some ice cream. Shhhh, don’t tell the kids! 🙂 

  11. LOVE this. I am all about the nail pampering. 

  12. Looks like a super-easy way to pamper yourself! Add in Netflix and what more could you want?!

  13. Great tips! I have such a hard time keeping my nails looking good.

  14. This sounds nice, I hardly ever do my fingernails because I just do not have the time but you make it look easy. 

  15. I need to try this! My hands and nails are feeling pretty neglected lately.

  16. I love this idea. I am going to try this with my daughter this weekend. It looks easy and very relaxing. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I need to take better care of my nails. I get so busy too and need to add more time to pamper myself as well! 

  18. That sounds like the perfect thing to do while watching a movie. I know my fingers could use the attention too.

  19. I have never heard of beeswax pellets but this looks like it would be very relaxing… may have to see if I can find them. thanks for sharing

  20. Sounds great!! I need to pamper myself more often. 

  21. Great tips! You’re right…mom’s don’t get near enough time to pamper ourselves. This is soo useful. 

  22. Oooh! My cuticles thank you! It’s so important to give yourself some love, but as moms we always forget!

  23. Nicole Dz says:

    This would be awesome for me since my cuticles are always such a mess. I love these simple indulging DIY’s. Great way to pamper yourself at home.

  24. This looks like a wonderful way to pamper the nails! I’ll definitely have to try this =D Thanks for sharing. 
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  25. I’ve never heard of beeswax pellets before… I am going to have to try this out!

  26. I need some tlc on my nails. I love that it’s DIY.

  27. I could see that as a really sun way to spend the day with a friend. Doing our nails and catching up on a series.

  28. I have never heard of these pellets before!  Very cool and looks so refreshing! 

  29. This sounds great, Ellen!  Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us this week! 

  30. great way to pamper yourself. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  31. This very useful post, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop, Pinning it

  32. This is perfect! I am going to host a spa party for some girlfriends, and I am going to try this. TFS!

  33. CONGRATULATIONS Ellen!  Loved seeing you featured on One Project at a Time!!!!!!!  I had just been thinking I hadn’t stopped over here in a couple days AND I had been wondering about the photo you had posted (on Instagram?).  Jill

  34. Petra Jadan says:

    Thanks for the DIY Ideas. I only need the time for myself to do this. Very hard when you have a full schedule and kids. 

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  1. […] Nail Pampering DIY from Confessions of an Overworked Mom […]

  2. […] Confessions of an Overworked Mom showed us a nail-pampering DIY. […]

  3. […] As a busy mom, wife, friend and daughter, I seldom have any time for just me. I rarely do anything nice that’s only for me (if I paint my nails, I end up painting 3 other sets (sometimes 4 if I let my son get his painted). If I take a bath, I usually end up with an audience. One thing I’ve noticed is that my cuticles are always in rough shape. Constant hand washing and house cleaning has certainly taken its toll.  Needless to say, when I saw this link up from Confessions of an Over-worked Mom, I fell in love and realized I really do need to take some time for myself and it really doesn’t have to be ALL that time consuming. To see her simple DIY steps to making your own nail pampering cream, click <HERE> […]

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