So often when we think about pampering ourselves, the hands are not of first thought. We think massage, body wrap, facial, even feet, and the neglected hands get left out.
Our hands need a little love too. Soothing the hands with a scrub and deep moisture treatment will not only create a relaxed feeling, brighter skin, but also help calloused, rough hands.
Exfoliating hand scrubs are great for both men and woman, and especially men that put their hands to work. My husband’s friend is a plumber in Arizona. Not only are his hands brutalized from his job, but the heat of the dry Arizona summer doesn’t help his already chapped, calloused hands. Inspired to give him a recipe to help soothe is hands, we thought we would share on our site as well.
This at home soothing hand treatment is meant to exfoliate, soften, and moisturize rough hands.
Scrub Ingredients (exfoliation):
3 TBS Coconut Oil
1 cup Sugar Raw Sugar
Warm towel – moisten a towel and place in the microwave. have it warmed and ready to use after your exfoliation scrub and before your moisture session.
Moisture Ingredients: (After Scrub) This is a recipe to make your own. Prep before scrub so it is ready.
1/3 cup almond or grapeseed oil
1/2 cup beeswax (grated) – found at you local health food store or arts and crafts store
6-7 drops Essential Oil of Choice (we like lavender oil for calming/soothing and citrus oil for brightening/freshness)
1-2 tsp Vitamin E oil
- Step 1 – Exfoliate
Raw sugar aides in deeper exfoliation. We highly recommend raw or turbinado sugar for a deeper exfoliation.
The coconut oil should be in liquid form. If it is in solid form, just microwave it briefly to liquify it.
Mix all of the above ingredients together. Once everything is nicely mixed, apply the scrub to the hands. Massage the hands together, working areas that need a bit more scrub love. You can even work your way up the forearms. If your knuckle area is dry, spend a little more time there. Work the scrub with your gentl massage for 3-5 minutes.
- Step 2 – Warm Towel
Place warm towel over exfoliated hands. Let sit for 1-2 minutes. Remove and dry hands to prepare for moisturizer.
- Step 3 – Moisturize ( prep before scrub)
Mix Almond or Grapeseed oil with vitamin E oil and essential oil
Measure your beeswax in a glass container. Gently warm the glass container in a bowl of hot water to melt the was. Mix with above ingredients. Make sure to fully mix well. Let sit and solidify.
Apply a generous portion to hands that have been exfoliated and allowed to sit with a warm towel. Apply the lotion mixture up the forearms. Work in between fingers to get all of the crevices of the hands.
The moisturizer and exfoliator are alss great for the feet…so don’t be shy to give the feet a little love too.