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Thursday, April 21, 2011

The best stuff for your hands

I thought I would veer off baking for a second here.  I'm a fanatic about washing my hands before baking, after baking, before and after cleaning, etc.,  so my hands get pretty dry and lotions do not help at all.  I can't remember the exact proportions, but just kind of eyeball this.  You mix olive oil (I always use extra virgin olive oil), honey and salt.  Sea salt works best.  Say about 2 TB of the liquid and 1/2 TB of the salt.  Mix it all together then rub on your hands, cuticles and fingernails.  The salt provides a scrubbing action.  Rub it all over for a couple of minutes - getting it all soaked it in.  Then rinse the salt off.  Your hands will still feel a tad greasy from the olive oil, but that's good.  Just rub it in.  If you have left over, just put a lid on the jar or bowl and stir with your finger before using it next time!  It lasts forever because of the salt.  All three of these ingredients have great natural healing properties that are great for your skin.  The best part is you won't have to worry about getting nasty lotion on any of your baking stuff!  Go ahead and pamper your hands, they work hard and deserve it!!


Apron Crazy said...

Hi Missy! Pampering your hands is definately a must as well as your feet. Being a manicurist @ a spa & constantly using scrub on clients as an exfoliant, I recommend a fine sugar on your hands instead of salt. It works just as good & less harsh on your skin. Keep on pampering, you deserve it! BTW, I enjoy reading your blog!

retrorevival.biz said...

Missy, I like the idea of a homemade solution to dry hands and am gonna give this a try. Thanks for sharing:)


Amy {Blowout Party!} said...

Thanks for the tip- I definitely have to try this. My hands get so dry from all the washing (a lot of diapers in his home!)

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