Home Remedies for Yellow Nails

Yellow nails are a vital problem that occurs in both male and female and can bring a lot of embarrassment. They are mainly caused due to nail paint whose pigments can stain the nails over repeated use. There are some homes remedies that will help you treat this yellow stain and get rid of it.

Nail Care

Home Remedy 1


Lemon is known for its bleaching properties that help to fade away the yellow stains and work as an astringent. First of all you have to take bowl with water and squeeze two lemons in to it. Dip your nails in this solution for about 15-20 minutes and then take a soft toothbrush and scrub your nails gently with it. Rinse off your and hands with some lukewarm water and repeat the remedy twice daily till you get rid of the stains.


Home Remedy 2

• Hydrogen Peroxide-

Take 3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide in 1.5 cup of lukewarm water and mix it carefully. Then dip your yellow nails in it and scrub it with a soft toothbrush. Wash your nails and hands after 15-20 minutes. Repeat this treatment for a month. Hydrogen peroxide has whitening properties that works well to clean off the yellow stains.

Home Remedy 3

•Baking powder-

Take 1 tablespoon of baking powder in a bowl and add 1.5 tablespoon of lemon juice to mixture to make a thick paste.  Rub this solution on your nails with the help of a toothbrush and leave it for 5 minutes and rinse away. Repeat this remedy for a month in alternate weeks.

Baking Powder

Home Remedy 4


 Toothpaste whitens your teeth and works equally well to whiten yellow nails. Take a small coating of toothpaste on your nails and leave that on for 10 minutes. Scrub the nails with a toothbrush and then rinse it away. Repeat this process 2-3 times every week for one month.


Home Remedy 5

•Tea Tree Oil-

Tea tree oil helps to whiten nails that develop yellow stains due to fungal infections. It combats the infection and replenishes the natural colour effectively and then takes 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of tea tree oil in a bowl. Apply this mixture on your nails using a cotton ball. Do it daily twice for one month and you can see visible improvement. It is very helpful. 

Tea Tree Oil

Home Remedy 6

•Apply Cider Vinegar

Take 1 and 0.5 cup of apple cider vinegar in one cup of lukewarm water. Dip your nails in this solution for 20 minutes. Pat them dry with a clean and soft towel. Repeat this treatment thrice daily for one month. It also invigorates nail growth.

Apply Cider Vinegar

Home Remedy 7


Take 3 tablespoons of undiluted Listerine in a bowl and soak your nails in it for 30 minutes. Repeat this remedy for one week. The skin may turn green all around your nail but it disappears on its own. You can also soak your yellow nails in a mixture made by mixing 2 tablespoons of Listerine and 2 tablespoons of vinegar for 30 minutes. Rinse it away and repeat it every day for 15 days to get positive results.


Home Remedy 8

•Orange Peel-

Take 2 tablespoons of dried orange peel powder and add 1 tablespoon of water to it to make a thick paste. Apply this orange peel paste on your nails and let it stay 10 minutes. Take a toothbrush and remove the stains and then away with slightly warm water. Repeat this for 1-2 weeks daily twice.

Orange Peel

Home Remedy 9

•Denture Cleaning Tablets-

Soak 2-3 denture cleaning tablets in 1 cup of lukewarm water. Dip your nails in it and clean them with a toothbrush. Rinse it off and repeat this method thrice every for 1-2 months.


Denture Cleaning Tablets

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