Every year, as soon as the cold weather sets in, my hands become dry and flaky. With flu and cold season in full swing, I turn to excess hand washing, which always strips the moisture from my skin. To slough off dead skin cells and restore moisture, I make a batch of exfoliating sea salt hand scrub and keep it by my kitchen sink to enjoy all winter long.
Exfoliating (Naturally Antibacterial) Sea Salt Hand Scrub. 1 cup fine sea salt, ⅓ cup light oil (almond or sunflower), 1 tablespoon Castile soap, ½ teaspoon tea tree essential oil, 10-15 drops peppermint essential oil, 1 teaspoon grated lemon or orange peel, Squeeze of fresh lemon or orange juice, INSTRUCTIONS Combine ingredients in a container with a lid and keep by the sink.