How to Make Your Hands Soft at Home With a Simple Home Remedy

6 Materials
10 Minutes

During the height of Covid, if you were like me, you were sanitizing your hands every single day. But, of course, the problem with this is that it dries out our hands. I wanted to find an easy solution to this, and I did!

In this DIY tutorial, I’m going to share with you how to make your hands soft. Sound good? It gets better. This DIY only uses four ingredients. Let’s get to it!

Tools and materials:

  • Epsom salt
  • Organic virgin coconut oil
  • Honey
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Mixing bowl
  • Shot glass and/or spoons
Adding four tablespoons of Epsom salt

1. Make the mixture

Start with about four tablespoons of Epsom salt.

Mixing honey and extra virgin olive oil

Then, mix together one teaspoon of honey with one and a half teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil. The salt will work as an exfoliator, and you don’t want to have a soft exfoliator, so that’s why we’re not using so much liquid for this.

Mixing the salt and liquid ingredients

Next, pour the liquids into the salt and slowly mix them together. Make sure that when you’re mixing, you don’t use the spoon to crush the salt because you want it to be in the same kind of natural state that you found it.

Mix it nicely so that it is smooth and without any lumps.

Gently applying the DIY hand scrub

2. Rub on your hands

When using this scrub, don’t apply it really hard; you have to be gentle. Rub the mixture on for about 3-5 minutes.

Rinsing hands in warm water

3. Rinse

Then rinse your hands with warm water. You do need to make sure that the water you’re using is warm so that you can actually remove all of the olive oil. Once done, dry your hands. 

Applying coconut oil to moisturize hands

4. Rub in coconut oil

The final step in this process is to take about a quarter of a teaspoon of coconut oil, and you just want to rub it in nicely. Again, do not be rough with your skin; always try to be gentle.

How to get soft hands naturally at home

How to make your hands soft tutorial

We’re finished, and now my hands feel hydrated and super soft. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how you can get soft hands naturally at home.

I would recommend using high-quality and organic products for this where possible because I think that it really makes a difference. Give this DIY a go, and let me know what you think!

Suggested materials:
  • Epsom salt
  • Organic virgin coconut oil
  • Honey
See all materials

The author may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

Join the conversation
2 of 6 comments
  • Wte49371176 Wte49371176 on Dec 19, 2021

    I need this badly thank you! My hands are too dry..

  • Donna Kolbe Donna Kolbe on Jan 18, 2022

    I am going to try this. I struggle with dry, cracked finger tips in the winter and maybe this will help! Thank you for the idea, recipe, and directions!