I don't know about you-but my hands feel like sandpaper in the winter time. Doesn't matter how much lotion I put on-it just doesn't work. The lotion just sits on top of my hands, doing absolutely nothing. Even expensive brands have not been able to save me from the horror. They crack, look dull, and don't even get me started on my nails. They look TERRIBLE! As much as I love the cold, I can't stand what it does to my skin! It's time to do something about it!
Well after a bit of research, I came across a few recipes for a gardener hand scrub but decided to just make my own.
Gardener Hand Scrub
What You Need:
- 1 glass jar of your choice
- Virgin Coconut Oil (If it doesn't smell sweet-it's not the good stuff)
- Coarse Sea Salt
- The zest of 1 lemon
The instructions are pretty simple. You want enough sugar (and about 1 tbs of salt) to fill your container 3/4 of the way full. Mix the sugar/salt mixture with the zest of the lemon (you could add an essential oil if you want a stronger scent). Pour into your jar. Then, melt a bit of coconut oil (the amount will depend on the size of your jar). Melting doesn't take long since the oil melts at such a low temp. Pour the melted oil slowly over the sugar mixture. You may want to use the end of a spoon to gently mix everything together. Once you have the oil and sugar incorporated completely-you're done! All you have to do is use the mixture to gently scrub your hands, then rinse with warm water. The oil isn't going to be removed completely, but instead will absorb into your hands. This promotes healing as well as keeping your hands protected from the cold. This also works AMAZING as a foot scrub-even in the summer time! Flip-flop and sandal season will be here before you know it!
Need a quick gift idea? Place in a glass jar with a fabric square and you have a homemade gem anyone would love to receive!
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