Has gardening left you with rough, dry hands?

11/05/2020 — By Alexandra Julian

Has gardening left you with rough, dry hands?

We reveal how using plant-based hand care can revive hard-working hands and leave them looking as pristine as your plants.

 

GARDENER HAND TYPE: DRY

PLANT: ROSE GERANIUM

To rehydrate hard-working hands, look no further than Rose Geranium. Native to South Africa Geranium has long been valued as a medicinal herb that helps balance the skin.Pink Geranium

WEED OUT: ALCOHOL

Ethyl alcohol or Ethanol is found in alcoholic drinks, and when applied to the skin, can cause irritation and dryness.

GARDENERS’ TOOL: HELP AT HAND

To protect dry hands whilst you garden use our Help at Hand Cream. Made with skin-calming Rose Geranium and nourishing Shea butter, this protective organic hand cream keeps hard-working hands soft and supple.

 

GARDENER HAND TYPE: ROUGH

PLANT: ROSEHIP

Regenerate rough hands with Rosehip. Extracted from the seeds of Musk Rose it contains high levels of Omega-3+6 essential fatty acids and is known to help repair damaged skin tissue.

Rosehip

WEED OUT: MICRO-BEADS

Recently banned from cosmetic products in the UK, microbeads are commonly used in skin scrubs. Non-biodegradable these plastic pests can enter our oceans and pollute our seas and harm marine life.

GARDENERS' TOOL: SUGAR SCRUB

To revive rough hands, use organic, microbead-free Sugar Scrub. Massage 1 teaspoon of scrub into your hands then rinse with warm water to remove dead skin cells and reveal softer skin.

 

GARDENER HAND TYPE: CHAPPED

PLANT: PERILLA

Perilla seeds produce an oil which has exceptionally high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids together with antioxidants which can help to protect the skin from oxidative damage.

Perilla

WEED OUT: SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE

If your hands are chapped it means that the skin’s protective barrier has been compromised and, as a result of this, the hands may be more sensitive to chemical ingredients. To avoid irritation, it is best to avoid products containing parabens and synthetic fragrances until the hands heal.

GARDENERS’ TOOL: BABY SALVE

To combat chapped skin apply our Organic Babies Baby Salve. It is packed with soothing and protective Shea butter, Hemp and Beeswax and fragranced with the organic Lavender essential oil. It contains no synthetic fragrances, parabens or skin-drying alcohol.

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GARDENER HAND TYPE: SENSITIVE

PLANT: ALOE VERA

Sensitive skin can struggle to retain moisture but Aloe Vera has amazing abilities to absorb and retain moisture and is the plant equivalent of giving your skin a refreshing drink.

Aloe vera

WEED OUT: SLS

SLS is commonly used in hand soaps to help them foam but can be very drying and may unbalance the pH of the skin.

GARDENERS’ TOOL: NEUTRAL SCENT FREE HAND WASH

Aloe Vera has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties and, because it is high in essential fatty acids, it can help strengthen and rebuild the membranes that are responsible for holding moisture in the skin. For this reason we use Aloe Vera as a base in all our skin care including our hand washes. To rebalance sensitive skin, we recommend using our Scent-Free Hand Wash. Designed to be ultra-gentle on the skin, it is free from SLS, Triclosan, artificial fragrance and irritating soap.

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