Skin Softening Hand Scrub Recipe
Are dry hands your nemesis right now? Take charge of your skin’s health with this rose skin softening hand scrub recipe!
How many times a day do you wash your hands? When I think about how many times I wash my hands daily, I’m kind of floored. It’s no wonder that my hands dry out so easily.
Every trip to the restroom, whenever I cook or engage in a new creative project – I was my hands afterwards. And let’s face it, even the most moisturizing soap in the world can still dry out your hands with repeated use – especially in the winter. Which got me thinking. If my hand soap is contributing to my dry hands, why am I still using the same ordinary hand soap to wash them?
My rose skin softening hand scrub recipe is my solution for hands that look and feel healthier. Working with Dr. Bronner’s Rose Castile Liquid Soap as a base for my hand scrub, I then added a variety of natural ingredients to hydrate skin and promote skin health. One of these ingredients is tamanu oil.
What is Tamanu Oil?
Referred to as a remarkable skin regenerator, tamanu oil is easily absorbed by skin and is rich in moisturizing omega fatty acids. Its antioxidant properties can help to stem aging and prevent sun damage.
When used in skin care applications, tamanu oil has antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help to speed up healing. Additionally, this golden green carrier oil is incredibly effective at soothing dry skin as well as clearing up rashes. Used solo, it even makes a wonderful anti-aging eye serum.
Explore some of my anti-aging skin care recipes here.
In addition to the tamanu oil, I also used lanolin to help lock in moisture and protect hands from further damage. Shea nut oil is also included in my skin softening hand scrub recipe for its moisturizing properties while sugar exfoliates and sloughs off dead skin cells.
Rose Skin Softening Hand Scrub Recipe
10 oz. white granulated sugar
2.5 oz. Dr. Bronner’s Rose Castile Liquid Soap
.3 oz. pharmaceutical grade lanolin
.3 oz. shea nut oil
.25 oz. tamanu oil
.25 oz. cyclomethicone (optional)
.15 oz. emulsifying wax
.1 oz. rose kaolin clay
few drops rose absolute to suit (optional)
Begin by weighing out the lanolin and emulsifying wax using a digital scale. Place inside a medium glass mixing bowl or Pyrex measuring cup and heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. Allow to cool slightly.
Tip: For extra dry hands or cracked skin, double the amount of lanolin called for in my skin softening hand scrub recipe!
Next, weigh the shea nut oil, tamanu oil, cyclomethicone and liquid soap. Combine with the melted wax and lanolin and stir gently to combine. Follow with a few drops of rose absolute to suit.
In a separate container weigh out the sugar and the clay. Then pour the sugar into the liquid ingredients and mix well.
Once the sugar is fully incorporated throughout the skin softening hand scrub, pour into your container(s) of choice. (I used two 4 oz. double walled jars for my scrub.) Then decorate or label your jars as desired for personal use or gifting. (I used washi tape to decorate my jar!)
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To use, scoop out desired amount from the container then wash hands as normal. Follow with your favorite hand cream or lotion. Or try my soothing moisture whip recipe for dry skin!
More Body Scrub Recipes
If you like my skin softening hand scrub recipe, then you may also enjoy some of my other body scrub recipes. Here are some of my favorites!
- Strawberry Smoothie Salt Scrub Recipe (Most popular!)
- Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe (With cucumber seed oil!)
- Orange Coconut Coffee Scrub Recipe (Anti-aging!)
- Exfoliating Whipped Sugar Scrub Recipe (A must for extremely dry skin!)
- Foaming Oat Body Scrub Recipe (With tamanu oil!)
- Jackfruit & Kiwi Moisturizing Sugar Scrub Recipe (Great for dry skin!)
- Summer Blueberry Sugar Scrub Recipe
- Pink Lemonade Lip Scrub Recipe (Fab for chapped lips!)
- DIY Solid Salt Scrub Donuts (A fun bath time treat!)
- Sea Salt Face & Body Scrub Recipe (Lush inspired!)
- Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe (A reader favorite!)
- Strawberry & Chocolate Solid Sugar Scrub Recipe (Perfect for gifts!)
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