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Tea Tree Oil Will Cure What (N)ails You

Earlier this year, nearly 70 percent of you told me that you bite your cuticles. I have a confession. During particularly nervous moments, I sometimes do a little chomping myself. Ack! Recently, a manicurist gave me a little talking to after discovering my dirty little secret. Her solution? Tea tree oil, an antiseptic essential oil with antibacterial benefits.

Not only does this product help heal cuts and tears when rubbed into the delicate nail bed area, it provides hydrating effects, and carries with it a clean, uplifting aroma. Added bonus? Because of its strong, slightly camphor-like smell, it won't taste all that appetizing, and that just might inhibit you from biting. Try Beauty Secrets Tea Tree Oil ($5.99) to get started on your way to obtaining those soon-to-be-gorgeous hands.

Photo by Jon Fravel

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EightOctopi EightOctopi 6 years
Yes, herp_mommy, I was just going to warn everyone to be careful with this stuff-- it isn't good for dogs, either, and I read something on the bottle about it being harmful if you breathe too much of the fumes in (and they are STRONG). It also takes something like 8-10 weeks for the stuff to actually work, so unless you're going to really stick to the regimen, it's not worth it.
tglynn tglynn 6 years
I wouldn't use this, because tea tree oil is toxic to cats. I handle my 5 cats a lot and wouldn't want to risk it
Louie Louie 6 years
Tea-tree oil is absolutely amazing stuff but I never thought to use it for nails!
KimBurnett KimBurnett 6 years
Queenegg, I don't think it's safe for pregnant women to use tea tree oil. Please check first.
KimBurnett KimBurnett 6 years
Queenegg, I don't think it's safe for pregnant women to use tea tree oil. Please check first.
emalove emalove 6 years
I love Burt's Bees lemon cuticle cream, Jjasinsk! Such a great product!
jjasinsk jjasinsk 6 years
I use Burt's Bees lemon butter cuticle cream - it works so well and smells awesome!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 6 years
I so had this in hand at Sally's the other day but put it back b/c I wasn't sure of the benefits. Thanks Bella, I will use my coupon towards this next month
terryt18 terryt18 6 years
Yet another use for the multitasking tea tree oil !
terryt18 terryt18 6 years
Yet another use for the multitasking tea tree oil !
queenegg queenegg 6 years
I'm going to try this as I've tried pretty much everything else.
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