A few months ago, I went to my first Jamberry party – have you seen these? They are these wraps that adhere to your nails that are supposed to last 10-14 days. If you get them on right, they totally last that long!! You end up having to remove them just because your nails grow out!!
To apply the Jamberry nails, you heat them with a blow dryer or small heater, then you press and smooth them firmly onto your nails. There is an adhesive on the backside of the wrap that adheres to the tops of your nails.
How Do I Remove Them?
Of course once these are adhered to your nails, the question becomes how in the world do you get them off?!
Jamberry suggests soaking your nails in nail polish remover to get them off if you have worn them more than 10 days (which I do!).
I don’t know about you, but nail polish remover (even the non-acetone kind) leaves my nails and cuticles so dry and awful-looking. So when I was looking for an alternative, I had read a few different options. One talked about soaking them off with olive oil, another mentioned soaking them off with water and lemon juice… so I thought, “What about olive oil and lemon oil?!”
Young Living Lemon Oil
Young Living’s lemon essential oil is FANTASTIC at dissolving adhesives. It’s awesome at getting stickers and tags off of pretty much anything. I knew it could dissolve the adhesive on these wraps. I combined it with the olive oil so I didn’t have to use my whole bottle of lemon. :)
Recipe and Method
I had a small bowl and poured enough olive oil to soak the tips of our fingers in (both my daughter and I had them on!). I probably used 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil. Then I added 10 drops of lemon oil. From there we simply soaked our nails for about 2-3 minutes!
Once we thought they were sufficiently soaked, we went nail by nail finding the loose edges on our wraps. We continued to rub the oil under the broken seal of the wraps until they came off.
Back to Natural Nails!
The process can be a little messy, so just have a paper towel under your bowl, and remember not to PULL the wraps off, just let oil dissolve the adhesive. After about 5-10 minutes, the wraps were all off, and our nails were undamaged!!
Simply rinse in some soap and water to remove the oils. Our fingers were nice and moisturized when we were finished!!
Remember that lemon oil is part of the starter kit!