My hands get terribly dry in the winter. Painfully dry. It's mostly the weather, but working in an office with lots of paper all day doesn't help. I hate it! I'm a lotion snob and can't stand anything the slightest bit greasy. I also can't stand to have any on my palms, so after I rub all the lotion in, I have to rinse off just my palms so they don't feel wet and slimy. I'm a little OCD, I know, but what're ya gonna do?
A couple years ago, as part of my plan to make some Christmas gifts, I came across a few different recipes for a sugar scrub. Based on those, I came up with my own recipe. I love giving it away as gifts, but I'm always sure to keep a jar in the bathroom for myself. I love it! It makes my hands so smooth and soft.
- olive oil
- turbinado sugar
- regular sugar
- lavender essential oil.
It's hard to measure this recipe, but it's super easy to make.
- Find a jar that you want to reuse. Wider mouths work better, but as long as you can get your fingers into the jar to scoop some scrub out, you're all set.
- Fill the jar about 3/4 full with turbinado sugar.
- Add a couple teaspoons of regular white sugar. (Or skip this step. I only add it because it makes the whole thing a little sparkly and I like that.)
- Dump the sugar back out into a bowl and start adding olive oil a few drops at a time. Thoroughly mix the oil into the sugar until you get a wet, but not soaked, consistency.
- Add a few drops of your choice of essential oil and stir again.
- Scoop the scrub back into the jar and you're all set for smooth, soft hands!
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