Day 23 – DIY Olive Oil Sugar Scrub


I don’t know about you, but my hands get ridiculously dry in the winter. We’re talking cracked and bleeding if I don’t apply hand lotion at least two or three times a day. It has even been a mild winter here on the east coast, but my hands are as dry as ever.

When I saw this pin, I decided I should at least give it a shot. I was really willing to try anything. And since it was so easy, I knew I had no excuse not to.

It may be hard to see what kind of condition they were in, but this is what my hands looked like before:

Believe me when I say that they looked like old lady hands.

Pour a tablespoon or two of sugar into your hand followed by the same amount of olive oil.

Now just rub it all over your hands. Don’t forget to get your cuticles and in between your fingers.

Then, just rinse your hands well and get ready to feel some baby soft skin.

My husband has had really dry hands recently too. When he felt how soft my hands were, he wanted to try it too.

It even got his stamp of approval.

Be sure to put hand lotion on after you do this to protect your new skin. I plan on doing this every few days to keep my hands baby soft.

The Mother Huddle – 1 Minute to Soft Hands – DIY Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

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9 Comments… Share your views

  1. I will def try this – somehow even though it is WARMER this winter, I feel DRIER.

  2. Good job influencing the hubby! Mine just looks at me crazy and I don’t think he is always interested in my ideas, unlike yours! 🙂

    I look forward to watching you go through this journey – or even follow suit – just not every day probably! Nice idea!

  3. My 7-year-old son and I have *THE* driest hands in winter. His are so dry they bleed, but trying to get a boy to put (gasp!) lotion on, is next to impossible! I asked him if we could try this and he agreed. And loved it. His hands (and mine!) are so soft now. He’s decided to call it Sugoil (Shh-goyle) and wants to do it every week. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi. I love your blog. As I am reading over older posts, I felt compelled to comment on this. I have been a manicurist for over 20 years. We’ve used this method, but with salt instead. You can use regular table salt or (we prefer) Kosher Sea Salt. We add lavender scented baby oil and it is awesome. We use salt instead of sugar for a few reasons: we can rinse it off better than sugar (not sticky) and leave the oil leftover a little to let it soak in and the sugar was gunking up our drains and pedicure jets. Anyway, we’ve added small amounts of food coloring (very little is needed) and other scented oils and given jars as Christmas presents. Keep up the great work!

  5. Hey, It looks like source of the article is gone (

    If you still need it, you can find it here:

    Thanks for the brilliant job – great stuff!


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