How to Make Hand and Nail Care Products

Nail Bleach

Blotchy or mottled fingernails aren't pretty, but they're easily dealt with. Mix this fragrant lotion to correct the problem.


  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup
  • Funnel
  • 8-ounce bottle with cap


  • Glycerin
  • Hydrogen peroxide (3 percent solution)
  • Orange flower water

Note: Buy glycerin and orange flower water at a pharmacy.

Yield: 8 ounces

Measure 2 tablespoons of glycerin and 5 ounces -- 5/8 cup -- of 3 percent solution hydrogen peroxide into an 8-ounce bottle; fill the bottle with orange flower water. Cap the bottle and shake it well.

To use the bleach, soak your nails in this mixture for about 15 minutes. Repeat as needed.