A Treat for Your Hands

Over a wash basin, Put half a teaspoon of salt into the palm of one hand, then add a teaspoon of sweet almond oil. Rub your hands together as though washing them. Rinse with cool water, then pat dry.


Your hands will be softer than you've felt for a long time.

It's especially good after gardening, or if you are going out and will be shaking hands with people.

Your feet will also benefit from this lovely treatment - especially if done just after a bath (use the bathwater to rinse off.

The sweet almond oil can be bought cheaply from your health food shop.


By Wendy M. from Oz. from Australia

May 19, 20060 found this helpful

I love this (it's great on rough feet!) but I use sugar instead of salt - it won't sting if you have small cuts. And if sweet almond oil isn't handy almost any light oil will do. I like to use glycerine (instead of oil) and a drop of spearmint essential oil.

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May 19, 20060 found this helpful

I keep a recycled plastic container in my shower with a simple mixture of white sugar and enough olive oil to make it like wet sand. During a shower, I scoop out a handful and use it to scrub my legs and arms, feet, and hands. My legs no longer flake in the winter, and I don't get the dry little bumps that make it hard to shave any more!

A couple of cautions: if you scrub your feet, be careful you don't slip (!), and while I have never had a problem with it making my shower slippery, it is always a possibility--be prepared to clean a potentially slippery floor, just in case!

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August 1, 20060 found this helpful

These are all excellent treatments which I , myself have been using for many a year and have passed down to my daughter (and son and husband!) too!!!

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