Easy, natural hand softener

It's Winter time for many of my students throughout the world, and I know how drying that can be on your hands. If you work with your hands, it's an issue - you will have threads catching on dry skin and if it gets bad enough it may become painful to use and wash your hands - not nice!

So today I am sharing with you an old embroiderer's trick to smooth and silky hands in no time, using  natural ingredients that most of you should have in your pantry. And, it really works!

2 tablespoons white, granulated sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
Yep, that's it!

Mush the two ingredients together in a bowl until it comes together.  Now, with both hands, rub the mixture all over the fronts and backs of your hands. There is not set time for the rubbing, but if you do it too long it may over exfoliate and start to hurt - less is probably more!

Wash your hands in warm water (you may need just a little soap to help dissolve the excess oil). Pat your hands dry with a nice soft towel. Follow up with a moisturiser if you wish, though I don't find it necessary. Enjoy your soft and silky hands!

P.S. This towel is the underside of one of my hand woven Lux Hand Towels, the pattern is available in my Etsy shop.


Marjan said...

Yeah it works! Thank you for the tip!

Hilary said...

I love this recipe! It also works really well on gardener's hands, leaving them super clean and soft.

janfalk said...

Been using this for years. Silk hankies catch on any little nick or hangnail. Smooth hands means easier wet felting.

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