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How To Get Soft and Bright Springtime Hands

DIY Spa Treatment: Soft and Bright Springtime Hands

When I came across this Carol's Daughter recipe for an at-home hand softener, I immediately headed for the kitchen to test it out. I didn't have all of the ingredients (like coconut oil) so I substituted it, but the end result was softer, smoother and definitely more vibrant skin. I just love that these easy treatments won't take up much of your time, but they instantly make you feel pampered. If you've got some coconut oil, sugar, one lemon, a pair of cotton spa gloves and a mixing bowl, you're in business. Here's how to get silky spring hands in ten minutes (including prep time).

  • Step 1: Stir 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 1/2 cup of sugar and the juice from one lemon together in a mixing bowl. If you have a favorite essential oil (I recommend lavender or chamomile) with this, add in two drops and mix thoroughly.
  • Step 2: Take a handful from the bowl and scrub it vigorously all over one of your hands for one minute. Repeat with the other hand.
  • Step 3: When you are finished, brush off the sugar with a paper towel, but be sure that it doesn't absorb all of the oils. Then, slip your hands into the gloves anywhere from one hour to overnight.

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GibsonGIrl GibsonGIrl 9 years
Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, so it might be rather difficult to stir with the other ingredients unless one warms it up a little first. Coconut oil is wonderful though. One of my favourite oils.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I love Carol's Daughter products.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Awesome. I just posted a blog about how people exfoliate and a lot of people did a treatment like this at home.
comedownnine comedownnine 9 years
What substitution did you make? I don't have coconut oil lying around, either....
emalove emalove 9 years
Sounds really nice!
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