Nail biting: 10 natural remedies to stop nail biting

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How to stop biting your nails. Do you bite your nails and would you like to stop? There are a number of natural remedies that can help you. On gnawed nails, for healing purposes, you can apply aloe vera gel, shea butter, hypericum oil, lavender oil or sweet almond oil. Instead, in the presence of cuts, avoid substances that can cause severe burning, such as lemon juice, unless you want to obtain a slight disinfectant effect. If you want to try to stop biting your nails, try one of the following methods.



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You eat the nails and would you like to stop? There are numerous natural remedies who can help you. On the bitten nails, for curative purposes, you can apply aloe vera gel, shea butter, hypericum oil, lavender oil or sweet almond oil.

Instead, in the presence of cuts, avoid substances that can cause severe burning, such as lemon juice, unless you want to achieve a mild disinfectant effect. If you want stop biting your nails, try one of the following methods.

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Olive oil

Dip your fingertips until the nails are well covered in olive oil or another vegetable oil 2 times a day per 20 minutes. It is a real healing remedy for the nails, which helps to soften the nails cuticles. To make it effective so as to remove the temptation to gnaw them, you will need to add an ingredient to the oil that makes them very unpleasant taste such as chilli and onion juice. You can also leave a clove of garlic to marinate in the oil for a few hours.

Spicy sauce

Dip your nails in one for a long time spicy sauce, for example with chilli or al Tabasco, so that the flavor of the condiments stays on them for a long time, even after rinsing them. Do not use this remedy on children, as they may rub their eyes with their fingers and cause burning.

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3) Aloe vera gel

Il aloe vera gel it is a healing remedy for nails that can be modified in an appropriate way, to make the taste unpleasant after application. For example, you could add a drop or two of white wine vinegar or vinegar to your gel Neem oil.


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Tea Tree Essential Oil

THETea Tree essential oil it has a very unpleasant taste and in addition it should never be ingested unless under strict medical supervision, like all very concentrated and powerful essential oils. Apply it on your nails from time to time, preferably diluted in vegetable oil. Its rather annoying smell will prevent you from nibbling them.

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Cayenne pepper and chilli

Cayenne pepper, known as a natural health care remedy due to its capsaicin content, is a useful solution to avoid biting your nails. Rub fresh or powdered cayenne pepper into your nails, if you don't like spicy flavors, as a deterrent solution. You can substitute cayenne pepper for some Chili pepper fresh or powdered.

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White vinegar

Here is another remedy that is easily found in every kitchen and that can help you say goodbye to the bad habit of biting your nails. Soak them once a day for 5 minutes in a small bowl that you will have filled with white or apple vinegar. Balsamic vinegar may stain your nails.


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Garlic

Rub your nails with a whole or chopped clove of garlic. The flavor that will remain on your fingers will not entice you to chew your nails. L'application It will be constant, so that you are encouraged, as the days go by, to forget your bad habit.


8) Onion peels

If you don't have garlic available, you can use an onion. For avoid food waste, you could choose to rub the peel of the onion itself directly on the nails, but its pulp or a chopped slice, as well as the dried onion, are also suitable remedies.

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Lemon juice

Caution. Your fingers may burn if you apply lemon juice to nicks. Dip your nails in lemon juice - preferably when the skin around the nails is not intact - for 5 minutes a day, so that the fingertips take on an unpleasant taste.

Grapefruit juice

If lemon juice doesn't have a repellent effect on you, because you don't dislike it, try a drink or liquid that tastes more bitter. A useful solution can be represented by the grapefruit juice, but also from juice obtained from garlic and onions.

You know other methods or natural remedies what worked on you?

Marta Albè

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