Natural "Hands Like Silk" Scrub

Posted on 18 August 2015
Author:Emilia Obiekea

When the seasons change our skin does too. For some people becoming acclimated to the changing weather is a bit daunting for the first month.
Going into cooler months hands can become very dry and cracked. Many look to exfoliation as the resolution.
While it is an essential step it is important to provide your skin with moisture.

If your hands become rough, when seasons change, my diy recipe will be your new boo this fall.

 

 

(Courtesy: Getty Images)

 

"Hands Like Silk" Scrub

Need (plastic or glass):

  • 1 bowl
  • 1 spoon 
  • 1 fork

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of sea salt
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut cream
  • 3 drops of roman chamomile essential oil (or one of choice)

*Powders such as Amla, Rose and Hibiscus can be added as well. They lend excellent softening properties to the scrub. 

Steps:

  • Add the coconut cream to a bowl with the honey. Blend well.
  • Pour the sugar, salt and essential oil into the bowl. Mix until full incorporated.

Use:

  • Dampen your hands.
  • Use a spoon to scoop a nickle size of the mixture into your palm. Using the spoon prevents water from being added and contaminating your scrub.
  • Massage the scrub in your hands and between the fingers for 1 minute. No need to be rough. 
  •  Rinse the hands well with warm water. Pat them dry.
  • If your hands become a bit ashy apply an oil such as Daily Dew or a butter like Budding Butter Treat. If you have have a favorite moisturizer that can be used as well.

*This can be done twice a week, biweekly or only as needed.

 

Ingredients Details

Coconut Cream: Highly moisturizing. By using the coconut cream the benefits of the entire coconut is present. the meat provides texture to the scrub and another exfoliating layer to the texture. The water provides moisture the skin. The oil aids in retaining the skin's moisture, giving the skin a nice sheen and silkiness. 

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil: Is a calming essential oil with anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and disinfectant properties.

Sugar & Sea Salt: Naturally exfoliating items. I find that the combination is much better than using them separately. The use of both seems to add more texture to the consistency to the scrub.

Raw Honey: Honey is naturally moisturizing, softening and healing. 

 

Use results in the softest hands you can ask for. This can be done year round or as needed. Your hands will look and feel beautiful! 

 
Give it a try and show us how great your hands feel! Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. If you have any allergies to the ingredients used in my recipe substitute them with something else, consult a physician or do not attempt. As always be sure to do a patch test before applying any new items to a large part of your body. Always be sure to only use skin safe items. Do not substitute an essential oil with a fragrance oil.

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