Manicure In a Jar
All natural skin care recipes written by Julie Gabriel, author of The Green Beauty Guide.
This is my personal hand savior when I need my hands to look freshly manicured in two minutes. I do not use nail polish, so having groomed cuticles is very important.
- 1/2 cup (15 g) organic brown sugar
- 1/2 cup (15 g) grape seed oil
- 5 drops vanilla extract
- 2 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 drop sandalwood essential oil
Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and transfer to a wide-necked jar so that you can dip your fingers into the mix. Do just that: one by one, dip your fingertips into the jar, massaging the sugary mixture gently into cuticles and knuckles, wave hands gently to please your senses (the scent is lovely!), and briskly immerse your hands in warm water to remove excess oil.
Dry your hands and apply hand cream or plain body oil.
You can find more from Julie Gabriel at TheGreenBeautyGuide.com.