Coconut Oil for Nail Health

Coconut Oil for Nail Health

If you Google “coconut oil”, you’ll see countless websites with a laundry list of items that benefit the body, but we’re here to narrow down the best ones for your nail heath. If you’re interested in trying out this new fad in health and beauty, we’ve got a few reasons why it’s a good idea.

Treating Nail Fungus

The most important function of coconut oil is that it treats nail fungus, and this is a great way to attempt to get rid of the nail infection fairly easily. Coconut oil contains anti-fungal acids that eliminate nail fungus and moisturized your skin, leaving valuable nutrients behind to equip your nails to fight off future infections. Just mix two tablespoons of melted coconut oil with 10 drops of oregano oil, tea tree oil, garlic oil, peppermint oil and clove oil. Mix well and massage into the infected area.

Nail Growth

Moisturized nails are happy nails, and happy nails want to grow. Coconut oil strengthens and moisturized the nails so it’s at the most optimal point for growth. Melt coconut oil and massage it into your hands and feet. If that’s too greasy for you, check your local health food store; coconut oil moisturizers are available for purchase.

Prevents Hangnails 

Constantly washing your hands or a bad manicure could bring on a very painful hangnail, and that’s going to require relief, fast. All you need to do is take coconut oil and apply directly to your cuticles, and doing that regularly will strengthen the cuticle region, which will prevent hangnails.


Not only does coconut oil moisturize your cuticles, but it also prevents those pesky ridges from forming in your nails. Because coconut oil has microbial properties, coconut is extremely helpful when trying to irradiate those nail ridges. Just massage coconut oil directly onto your nails and do it daily. This routine will give you strong and shiny nails, without the ridges.