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.

By Annie B. Bond


Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W7 years ago

What is orris root?!

gail d.
gail dair7 years ago

thanks for post