Try these all-natural pampering treats for your hands
Aromatherapy Salt Glo for Hands
From The Oaks at Ojai, Ojai, California
1 cup grape-seed or almond oil
3 tablespoons sea salt
8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil
1. Mix grape-seed or almond oil and sea salt into a paste. Apply to hands and leave on for 5 minutes. Remove with a warm washcloth with the essential oil in it. The salt dissolves with the heat of your body and your skin absorbs the minerals.
From Body, Mind, and Spirit Spa, Westport, Connecticut
6 drops tangerine essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops tea tree essential oil
1/4 cup sea salts (fine)
1. Blend the essential oils. Mix together with sea salt (if mixture is too thick, add lukewarm water). Give yourself a minimassage on your hands, using small circular movements over joints, wrists, and knuckles. Use your thumb and forefinger between fingers, and your thumb and a circular motion over the palm of your hand. Breathe as you massage to help increase oxygen flow into your bloodstream.
Source: Spa Magic by Mary Muryn (Perigee, 2002).