Sometimes after a long day at work, all you need is a little rest and relaxation. If the spa is not an option for you, here are some DIY hand soaks and scrubs that can be used to make this evening the best one of your life.
For supplies, you’ll need a few things, including:
- A bowl large and deep enough for both of your hands
Depending on the soak, additional supplies will also be needed.
For achy hands, epsom salt and an essential and carrier oil are all you need in order to reduce inflammation and achy joints thanks to the magnesium in the epsom salts. Simply combine the ingredients in the bowl and soak for as long as you’d like.
Epsom salt is also a key ingredient in an exfoliating hand soak. However, instead of essential oils, combine lemons and vingegar in the water instead. Also, rub the salts on your hands beforehand and rub the inside of the lemon peel on your palms during the soak.
On cold days, it feels like our circulation isn’t working the way it normally does. Luckily, there’s a soak for that. Simply use boiled ginger and essential oils in a bowl and let them do all the work.
Colder days also make it feel like the moisture has been sucked out of our skin. To restore moisture to your hands, soak them in a mixture of coconut milk, honey, and a teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Be sure to boil the coconut milk and honey together and allow them to cool before adding them to the bowl.
And there you have it! Four easy DIY hand soaks and scrubs that you can try out tonight or any day of the week for a pick-me-up.