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As you’ll guess, I’m a very keen gardener – hence being a member of GOY! However one of my other passions is embroidery; particularly with silk thread. And rough gardening hands and silk don’t mix! The solution? An olive oil hand scrub.

Put a tablespoon of sugar into a small bowl. Add one tablespoon cheap olive oil and gently mix. It will turn yellow. Pour into your cupped hands and rub the mix in all over you hands, right to your finger tips scrubbing gently as you do so. At this stage you’ll think you smell like a salad dressing! Never fear. When you’ve finished scrubbing, rinse you hands in warm running water and then wash well with normal hand soap and dry. Your hands will now feel silky smooth. A blob of hand cream rubbed in and you’re all done.

If you also suffer with rough hands, embroiderer or not, try it your hands will feel great.

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Thanks for the tip Diggin' I've been making the most of the sunshine today, tidying up ready for winter :( I've now showered and changed, but my hands are SO rough I shall be putting your tip to use immediately. :):)

23 Nov, 2013

 

I use that method too,Diggin' very good,and cheap!..not recommended for the rest of you in the shower though,Waddy ! Lol...It's been a glorious day..sadly, I didn't get out in the garden,as I was forced to go out for lunch..again..when will it ever end ?? :o)

23 Nov, 2013

 

I shall remember to do this when I run out of the exfoliant body scrub I've been using! Don't mind the 'gritty' feeling on my hands, just not on my body thank you! lol!!!

Sandra - forced to go out for lunch again? I bet your arms's sore from being twisted again .........

23 Nov, 2013

 

Me neither Shirley,I prefer my Cocoa butter one:o) sounds revolting,doesn't it? and no,it isn't my own concoction ..
before you ask ! Lol

23 Nov, 2013

 

I have used Cocoa Butter too ... closest I get to chocolate these days ... lol!

23 Nov, 2013

 

'Tis true Snoopdog - Diabetes means very little or none, so as I'm short on willpower it's best to have none at all!

23 Nov, 2013

 

That's an interesting recipe. I use Gardener's soap from the National Trust - its got little gritty bits in it that are brilliant at getting the dirt off but you do benefit from hand cream afterwards. Maybe will give this olive oil thing a try.

Shirley, have you tried Thornton's diabetic chocolate? Its very nearly as good as the real thing.

23 Nov, 2013

 

No Steragram - I have never bought any product labelled 'suitable for Diabetics' on the advice of my Diabetes Nurse - even though I'm sure a few squares of any chocolate would be ok - no way could I stop at a few squares - lol!

Sorry Digginfit for changing the thread of your blog .........

23 Nov, 2013

 

Have tried this before and it does work.....also digging your nails in to half a lemon works wonders, for very dirty nails .... but now I buy very close fitting stretchy rubber mix gloves which I love, perfect, because they give, as well fitting the hands snugly for delicate jobs.❇❇❇

24 Nov, 2013

 

That's nice to know. My hands get very rough after being in the garden. I don't like wearing gloves.

24 Nov, 2013

 

Are they strong dottyD? I've tried gloves and tend to wear through the finger ends in no time. What sort are they?

24 Nov, 2013

 

That's ok Shirley T. But, talking of gloves, I wear gloves; I use the gold leaf soft touch. They're expensive but last for months. They have become a regular Xmas pressie from my daughter and I can usually just about make them last the year. My finger tips still get rough though!!

I've also used lemon DottyD but it can be very drying. If you wanted to you could add a drop of lemon juice to the olive oil mix. I've done that too and it's good for getting rid of stains on fingers and nails.

24 Nov, 2013

 

Oh so many great tips, lemons, gloves,...personally I hate gloves. I know I should and I do try, but usually find that within minutes I've pulled them off and got down and dirty lol!
Bloomer...out for lunch? Where this time? We must organise something when you get back from your next trip xx

24 Nov, 2013

 

Forgot to say..tried the Olive Oil/ Sugar tip last night...brilliant and a good excuse NOT to do the dishes today..'now hands that do dishes can feel soft as your face....' :)

24 Nov, 2013

 

Waddy..Dewsbury,would ypu believe? not planned,but we ended up there ..I'll get in touch when we get back :o)
I don't often 'do dishes' .is that some kind of Pottery making ?? lol.

24 Nov, 2013

 

Oh very funny!
Have a good time :)

24 Nov, 2013

 

Cheers,Waddy..I'm sure we will. :o) x

24 Nov, 2013

 

No need to apologise Snoopdog - I like the humour that appears on these threads! ... :o))

24 Nov, 2013

 

"If you can't have chocolate on your biscuit,join our club" Lol..my take on the Ad from long ago :o) .I still have the odd one :o)xx

24 Nov, 2013

 

Stera will get back to you, got them from T.K Max will see if the make is inside (they are in the shed, at the moment, having a rest, like me!!)πŸ’¨πŸ’¨

24 Nov, 2013

 

So pleased it worked for you Waddy.

25 Nov, 2013

 

Shirley I emailed Thorntons for you to ask about the sweetener they use. As I hoped it is maltitol, which is OK, not like the synthetic nasties. And it tastes a lot better as well.

25 Nov, 2013

 

Sorry Stera no make inside my gloves..😟😟 will have a look in T K Max when next in town😊😊

26 Nov, 2013

 

Well done Stera ... but I still shan't be eating their chocolates!

26 Nov, 2013

 

Ah well, so I'm not getting a rake off after all!

Thank you for going to all that trouble Dotty. We don't have a TKMax locally but may be able to source some somewhere else.

26 Nov, 2013

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