The Silky Touch: DIY Essential Oil Scrubs for Dry Hands

Dry hands are so uncomfortable.  They don t have the sensitivity of smooth, moisturized hands and they don t feel good to the touch.  Did you know that researchers at the University of Miami scientifically found that human touch slows heart rate, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and puts one in a state that is relaxed but more attentive? Creamy, velvety hands are ideal for this kind of touch!

One of the best ways to keep your hands soft and nourished during the dry winter season is to use a DIY scrub with essential oils.  Scrubs keep hands looking lovely by removing the dry skin build up.  They help hands stay moisturized by revealing a fresh layer of absorbent skin.  They smell fantastic and are a total at-home-spa-treatment!  Best of all, making your own scrub to combat winter dryness is as easy as 1, 2 and 3!  

  1. Pour 1 cup of fine sea salt or sugar into a sealable jar.  Salt is incredibly detoxifying, but also very strong.  If you have delicate skin, opt for sugar. You can even use brown sugar for a really fine scrub!

  1. Mix in ½ cup of oil.  What kind of oil you use depends on what you need.  Almond Oil is highly moisturizing, as is Coconut Oil and Olive Oil. You can also blend in Grapeseed Oil for skin toning.

  1. Add 5 drops of pure, natural grade essential oils.  The scent you use will be dependent on your tastes and your intention.  If you want a scrub that energizes and awakens you, try Pink Grapefruit or Red Mandarin.  If you want a scrub that makes you feel relaxed and feminine, Vanilla and Jasmine are great oils.  Ultimately what you choose depends on you and what you love!

These scrubs naturally remove dead skin and replenish moisture at the same time.  However, if you live in an extreme cold climate, you re going to want to use a lotion as well. RainShadow Labs Healing Hand Balm  and Therapy Hand Creme nourish the hands with rich, curative blends of herbs and oils including Sweet Almond Oil, Hemp Oil and Apricot Oil.  Your hands will feel delicate and satiny and no time.

And if you don t have the time or inclination to make your own scrub, RainShadow Labs has a line of high-craft, masterfully blended scrubs for purchase.   For extreme dry weather, try our Sugar Scrub or our Anointed Oil Sugar Scrub.  Our Sugar Scrubs use an amazing concoction of Shea Butter and luxurious oils for a result you will love!

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