10 DIY Scrubs for Super Soft Hands

Jul 26, 2016

With all that garden work and beach time, it seems hard to maintain healthy and soft hands. Ground, sand, salty water, sun, chemicals and cheap creams can make your hand skin rough. Dealing with scaly and scratchy hands is impossible, especially if you use store-bought hand products.

I suggest you stop spending heaps on them and switch to all-natural versions. Since it all starts with hand scrubs, here are the ten simple DIY scrub ideas for super soft hands. You do not have to buy expensive ingredients. All you need is already in your kitchen.

1 Granulated sugar, olive oil and lemon scrub

If you grow your own vegetables and spend most of your summer in the garden, this DIY hand scrub is for you. The ingredients are affordable and you probably already have them in your pantry. Simply combine granulated sugar, lemon juice and olive oil to make a scrub and use this scrub twice a week. You can store this scrub in your fridge.

The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants found in lemon and olive oil will make your hands silky soft, brighten your hand skin and stimulate collagen production, while the sugar will help remove dead skin. Moisturize your hands after you use the scrub.

2 Green tea sugar scrub

Nourish your hands with powerful antioxidants green tea contents while getting rid of dead skin cells. Brew green tea and let it cool. Add granulated sugar and grapeseed oil or olive oil, and dry green tea leaves, stirring well. Use the scrub once a week, or when needed. Apply your hand cream overnight and enjoy super soft hands in the morning.

3 Chamomile tea sugar scrub

If you have sensitive hands, chamomile tea sugar scrub must be your choice. Chamomile tea is well-known for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. The directions are the same – you just use chamomile tea bags instead of green ones. If you are trying to reduce inflammation on your skin but need to remove dead skin, skip the sugar and use dry chamomile flowers and freshly brewed chamomile tea instead.

4 Mint coconut oil salt scrub

Just like granulated sugar, salt is one of the best natural exfoliators that you can use in your beauty routine. Although it is better to use coarse sea salt, any kind of salt can do a great job. Mix coconut oil, salt, peppermint oil, olive or jojoba oil, rosemary oil and mint (dried or fresh) to create a powerful homemade hand scrub.

5 Cocoa sugar scrub

This is probably a great news for chocoholics. Cocoa powder boasts anti-inflammatory, disease- and cancer-fighting properties. Cocoa sugar scrub will definitely not reduce your cancer risk, but it can help circulation and blood flow, and keep your hands young by increasing skin elasticity. You will need dark cocoa powder, brown sugar, and olive oil.

Read also – 7 Proven Ways to Exfoliate Your Skin Properly

6 Rose sugar scrub

If you are lucky to have fresh rose petals, you can easily use them in your DIY hand scrub. The rest of us who have no roses in the garden can use a plain rose essential oil. Not only does it smell awesome, it is an excellent source of vitamin C.

If you have highly sensitive skin, it is best to use fresh rose petals. Anyway, combine granulated (or brown) sugar, rose petals or rose essential oil, and coconut or olive oil. Apply the mixture to your hands. Gently scrub and rinse off. Moisturize and enjoy baby soft hands.

7 Lavender vanilla sugar scrub

Lavender vanilla sugar scrub is one of the most luxurious DIY scrubs for super soft hands out there. Combine granulated sugar (you can also use salt), lavender essential oil, vanilla extract, grape seed oil, coconut oil and dried lavender (it is okay if skip this ingredient). Use twice a week. If you have damaged or sensitive skin, skip sugar or salt and use dried lavender instead.

8 Himalayan salt scrub

Himalayan salt contain 84 trace minerals and elements, including calcium, sulphate, magnesium, and potassium, which are all good for your body and skin. Its delicate yet eye-catching pink, rose-like color will make your homemade hand scrub look like a storebought one. Plus, when combined with other healthy ingredients like jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oil, lemon essential oil, and rosemary oil, it makes a perfect hand scrub.

9 Coffee sugar scrub

Many women use coffee to fight cellulite, but you can use it to make your hands super soft. Mix freshly ground coffee, olive oil (or any other oil of your choice) and sugar (optional) together. Coffee brightens the skin, remove dead skin cells and soothe your skin. It can also help reduce redness and inflammation.

10 Banana sugar scrub

You will need the following ingredients to make this handmade scrub: ripe banana, sugar, Shea butter, coconut oil and coconut butter. You may need to use a blender to create a smooth paste, but make sure you add sugar to the mixture right before applying to your hands. Vitamins C and B6 found in banana will nourish your hands, coconut and Shea butters will moisturize them and sugar will help you remove dead skin cells. What can be easier?

Read also – 15 Beauty Infographics to Flip Over

All of these DIY scrubs for super soft hands work miracles but feel free to experiment with the ingredients to create a scrub that will work for your hands. Whenever you use a hand scrub, use a good moisturizer or olive oil. It is best to use hand scrubs before bedtime to double the benefits. Do not use them more than twice a week, though. Over scrubbing causes irritation and inflammation. Do you have any other DIY scrub recipes for super soft hands?