How to Make a Natural Nail File
How to make a nail file out of rough-toothed horsetail (Equisetum giganteum L.).
- Problem: Nails grow
- Idea: Use horsetail as a nail file
- Difficulty: simple
- Price range: 0 €
- Used material: rough-toothed horsetail [Equisetum giganteum L.], Scissors
- Geographic extension: Humid grasslands and coniferous woods in temperate climate
- Competencies: none
- Assistants: none
- Time required: Some minutes
Rough-toothed horstetail is growing in various coniferous woods. Similar plants might be found in different regions and climate conditions of the earth. Rough-toothed horsetail is cut and can be used shortly after as a nail file. The stem is rubbed crossways to the growing direction over the Nailtips. Short pieces can be used more handy than long ones. A scissor works much better for harvesting than a knife.
Other applications: Nail file, sand paper, Sharpening of knifes, For working on fragile structures, Juggling.