Is "walking in a winter wonderland" wreaking havoc on your hands? It's no secret that the colder months can leave our hands dry and chapped, but don't be tempted to turn to chemical-laden, over-priced commercial solutions that only serve to mask the problem.
It's super easy to make your own all-natural exfoliating hand scrub to slough off those dry, dead skin cells that are synonymous with winter.
Winter Hand Scrub
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup grapeseed oil
10 drops of peppermint essential oil
Place ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Using a generous amount, thoroughly scrub your hands in a massaging motion.
Rinse well with warm water and follow up with a chemical free lotion - or even pure, coconut oil!
** TIPS AND NOTES **
- Almond, jojoba, or even olive oil can be used in place of the grapeseed oil
- If possible, use non-GMO, raw, organic sugar
- Store any unused portion in a covered container, such as a small mason jar
- Peppermint oil is one of our favorites for winter, but feel free to use any oil of your choice: lavendar is great for relaxing and lemon, orange, or grapefruit are excellent for a quick mood boost