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Pre-Manicure Magic with Palmolive

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Palmolive dish soap is something my family uses all the time, but usually for boring things, like washing the dishes.  But did you know there are many other interesting uses for Palmolive? One of my favorite is using it for Pre-Manicure Magic.

pre-manicure magic

Using the dish soap in this way is simple and effective. Soaking your nails for a few minutes before applying nail polish has a number of benefits.  First of all, the water and soap helps loosen dirt and dead skin, so that your nails are sparkling clean before the polish is applied.  Secondly it softens your cuticles, which makes them easy to push back before the manicure.


Here are the simple steps:

  1. Get your Palmolive and a small bowl of warm water.
  2. Mix together a small amount of Palmolive with the water in a bowl.
  3. Let your fingers soak for a few minutes prior to applying nail polish.

soaking fingers

Then just dry your hand off and apply the nail polish.

finished manicure

Want some other ideas on how to use Palmolive? During August and September click through to the 25 Ways To Use Palmolive page on to learn how you can use Palmolive dish liquid for fun activities. Plus, enter for a chance to win amazing weekly prizes and a grand prize $2,000 Walmart gift card.


That is quite a few different used for Palmolive, some of which I had never thought of before!  I especially like the eco-friendly ideas for using the empty bottles for flower pots or pencil holders.

What is your favorite idea for using Palmolive?


By on August 19th, 2014

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