Give roses a last feed of fertilizer (3:1:5) and deadhead regularly (Shrub roses)
In these uncertain times, Corona virus has given us all perhaps too much time on our hands. Those of us who love gardening will find solace there, BUT with all the hand washing we are already doing as protection, we need a way to get the ordinary grime off those mitts without shredding the skin. Here are three easy recipes to try for softening hand scrubs.
SIMPLE SUGAR HAND SCRUB
Keep securely lidded next to the sink. Use about a teaspoon full and massage into your hands especially round the nails. Rinse thoroughly with warm water then wash as usual with mild soap.
You will find your need for hand cream is reduced.
COFFEE HAND SCRUB
Who doesn’t love the aroma of coffee?
Pre sterilise your wide mouth jar.
In cold weather your coconut oil may be quite solid. melt it for a few seconds in the microwave.
Allow to cool but still be liquid.
Mix in all the other ingredients and store securely lidded by the sink.
Use as above.
ORANGE AND CLOVE HAND SCRUB
This one is a bit different
Start with your sterilised wide mouth jar.
Mix all together in the jar. Use 1-2 tsp on wet hands. The soap helps it to foam all in one.
Orange oil is antibacterial as is the salt.