Friday, January 28, 2011

Winter Hand Scrub - This stuff is great!

Last night I was reading through some of my favorite blogs and I came across a recipe for a hand scrub from Kim over at Life in a Little Red Farmhouse.
I so wanted to try it as my hands get horribly dry and cracked through the winter months. I'm talking so dry that they split open and bleed.
My husband is always telling me that they feel like sandpaper.
My excuse ~ I'm in the kitchen every day doing WORK!
There is never a good time to put lotion on.
I'm constantly in the kitchen preparing meals and would rather not taste lotion in my food.
When I'm not doing that I can usually be found on the computer or working on some sewing.
Again, don't need greasy hands on computer keys or fabrics.
And before you say why not at bedtime....well because I usually take my sewing with me and fall asleep as I stitch.

So this scrub may just be the solution to my dry, cracked hands. I tried Kim's recipe today and then I played around and made up my own concoction.
I put the mixture in a few canning jars and set one right beside the kitchen sink so that it is in sight and I will remember to use it.
So far I've used it twice today and my hands definitely feel softer. It leaves my skin lightly oiled but not so oily that I can't go about my daily tasks of sewing, cooking, computing or whatever else I may be into.

If you'd like to try Kim's Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub then you can find the recipe HERE.

If you want to try my version then here you go.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oatmeal Hand Scrub

1 1/2 cups olive oil
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup oatmeal
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon

Mix everything together and place in a storage container.
Take a little dab of this into your hands and scrub gently.
Rinse with warm water and then blot hands dry.

 Note ~*I used quick cooking oatmeal this time but I think the next batch that I make I will try grinding the oatmeal into a fine powder.*

It's super easy to make and I think it feels way better than the store bought scrubs that I have used in the past.

Try it !
Your hands will thank you.

Have a great weekend and stay warm!


michelle said...

sounds yummy.Will there work on my dry cracked feet you think .lol.have a great night sweetie.blessings michelle

Carmen C. said...

OH YUMMY!!!! I'm gonna try both of those, hopefully without licking it off my hands, LOL, but they do sound good;)Reminds me of a lemon poppy seed bread I used to make, thanks for sharing sweet friend!

Angela said...

I need to make a batch of that too! My hands are so dry. I'm like you. I don't like the greasy feeling of lotions on my hands. I do put some on at night before I go to bed which is why they haven't gotten as bad as they usually do I think.

I'm cleaning out my pantry and found an expired container of oatmeal. Do you think that would be fine to use? Also you didn't put how much oatmeal you used in your mixture. That is the one I would make because I have everything I would need to make that one!

Have a Great Day!

PS There is supposed to be another Snow Storm next week! They are calling it the Ground Hog Storm! Look at Chris Bailey's Blog

Patty Sumner said...

Sounds yummy enough to eat. I will try this out. My hands get so dry during the winter too. Blessings!

Mel said...

Oh Dear, that sounds like something you have on hand always... No pun intended!

I'd end up eating it, I mean... oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, sounds so close to cookies. hehe

I will have to mix up a batch for sure, I get split skin during the winter and that's painful. Hmmm, wonder if this would work for dry heels....


Nancy M. said...

Wow, sounds interesting, I've never heard of something quite like that!

Buttercup said...

This sounds great. I keep hand lotion everywhere and I still think dryness is working. Thanks for the good idea.

Sandra said...

I'm definately going to try this. I have everything on hand to make it! My hands get dry in the winter as well.

Nezzy said...

Oh could I use this on both my hands and feet!!! Heck, I might need to take a bath in the stuff.

Thanks for the recipe girl.

God bless and enjoy your weekend!!! :o)

Verde Farm said...

So glad you tried it. I saw Kim’s post too and want to make some. Yours sounds great too. I love the idea of oatmeal too. That would also help with itchy, dry skin as oatmeal soothes itching.

Linda said...

Hello, I am Linda from Nothin But Country Living and I found you while visiting with Verde Farm.
This year I have been using a great product from Avon...I used to sell it..and this is a lotion I had left from my inventory. It has helped my hands tremendously but I am going to try your lotion...I had rather have something that is all natural.
Thanks for sharing....

Melanie Bickham said...

OK I was looking around today for something for my hands and I found your recipe. I love it!!! I had to make one modification because I was out of Olive Oil so I used Coconut Oil.