Honey Cornmeal Hand Softener

The skin on our hands is often overworked and overlooked, but with this simple formula soft and silky hands are only minutes away. Here, cornmeal works as a gentle exfoliant, milk plays the role of moisturizer and honey steps in as the emollient.

1/4 cup cornmeal
3 tablespoons hemp milk (or milk of your choice)
1 tablespoon honey
1 drop vanilla extract or essential oil (optional)

1. In a small saucepan, stir in the milk and cornmeal and simmer over low heat until thickened into a loose paste. Remove from heat, allow to cool and stir in honey and extract or oil, if using.

2. Massage mixture into hands and allow to sit for 10 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.

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Jacqueline S.
Jacqueline S.9 months ago

As a gardener who is forever washing her hands (I loathe gloves), thank you for this recipe.

Roberto Meritoni
Roberto Meritoniabout a year ago


Robert Goldring
Robert Goldringabout a year ago

this is excellent, i love honey as well!

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Sounds great,must try it.Thanks for sharing

susan k.
susan k.3 years ago

Thanks this is great , so many great uses of honey .

Valerie G.
Val G.4 years ago

Thank you Melissa!

K s Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago


Katie R.
Katie R.5 years ago

This sounds like just what I need, thanks.

Aleksandra W.
Past Member 5 years ago

I wonder what could I use instead of cornmeal...

BTW, great comment on acrylic nails!