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Heavy-Duty Hand Cleansing

Heavy-Duty Hand Cleansing

This simple formula gets dirty hands squeaky clean without drying or harming the skin. Perfect for gardeners (ítis the season) but a must-have for all of us, since this cleanser pampers our mitts while busting grime of all kinds.


1/2 cup almond meal
1/8 cup orris root, rice flour, or oatmeal
1/8 cup liquid castile soap
10 drops essential oils of choice (you can use clove, bergamot, or neroli for a traditional scent)

1. In a bowl, combine ingredients thoroughly.

2. Dampen hands and scoop up some of the formula, scrubbing gently and adding water as needed to make a lather.

3. Rinse thoroughly.

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:28AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Thanks for the info.

6:43AM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

Thanks for the article.

4:46AM PDT on Aug 17, 2010

What is orris root?!

12:32AM PDT on May 9, 2010

thanks for post

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