Makes 4 ounces
Horsetail can be traced back to prehistoric times. It grew and flourished some 200 million years ago. Today, many people think of horsetail as a pesky weed but it actually is a valuable beauty plant, and can be found growing along roadsides and in wooded areas. The stems have a very high mineral content, and a solution made from them can be used to strengthen nails.
- 1 teaspoon fresh horsetail stems, chopped
- ½ cup boiling water
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Place horsetail stems in a ceramic dish. Pour boiling water over them and let sit for 30 minutes.
- Strain off stems and discard. Add honey and stir well. Let this solution sit for a few days. Pour into a clean bottle with a tight-fitting lid.
- To use: Brush the solution over your nails using a clean cotton swab or small brush, and let dry. Do this every day for 10 to 14 days and you should see an improvement in the condition of your nails.
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