Try this tangy hand scrub recipe by Kate Moores at Oakwood Aromatics, as seen on Kirstie's Handmade Britain. Perfect as a luxurious gift (whether that's for a loved one or yourself...).
Ingredients3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons sugar
5 drops of your favourite essential oil
1 pinch of dried herbs such as lavender, thyme, rosemary or marjoram
1 fresh lemon or lime
- Mix the oil, sugar and herbs in a bowl.
- Carefully add the essential oil.
- For extra scent and style, add a little of the lemon or lime zest. Stir well.
- Pour into a pot for later use.
UseTo use, place a teaspoon of the mixture into the palm of your hand. Rub and massage this around your hands, around each finger and into the cuticles.
Rinse your hands in warm water while rubbing them all over with slices or quarters of the lemon or lime. This cuts through the oil and helps dissolve the sugar.
Once you've rinsed your hands thoroughly, pat them dry.