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Feelgood Quickie: DIY Almond Hand Scrub

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When winter rolls in, my hands take a beating! This DIY almond hand scrub helps slough off dead skin cells and moisturize your hands to protect them from the cold, dry winter weather.


  • 1/3c almonds
  • 1/2-1t organic olive oil
  • 1t honey or agave nectar


  1. In your blender or food processor, grind the almonds into a coarse meal. This won’t take long, and you want to make sure not to over-blend – you’re going for the consistency of bath salts.
  2. Stir in the olive oil and agave, mixing well to combine completely.
  3. To exfoliate, rub the mixture on your hands, massaging into your skin for a few minutes.
  4. Wash off the almond meal and any excess oil with warm water.
  5. For extra hydration, you can put on a pair of gloves to help your hands really soak in the moisture.

Do you have a favorite exfoliating treatment for dry, winter hands? Share away in the comments!

Image Credit: Almond photo via Shutterstock

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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