This copycat satin hands recipe needs only 3 all natural ingredients.
When I was growing up, my mom always used Mary Kay.
Her Mary Kay consultant would come to the house, set up her little pink mirrors and let us play in the make-up.
One of my favorite parts of the Mary Kay lady visiting our house was getting to do the satin hands treatment.
I loved using the sweet smelling scrub. There is something luxurious in treating your hands to a soft scrub.
Why wouldn’t there be? Our hands work hard all day. They deserve pampering.
I wanted to be able to do Satin Hands again.
But here’s the deal: I support Mary Kay’s mission of helping women have a home based business. However, I don’t support Mary Kay’s actual products.
Mary Kay has not joined the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and continues to use products like parabens in their formulations.
So I started looking for a copycat satin hands recipe.
Unfortunately, most of the recipes I found on Pinterest call for the use of Dawn Hand Renewal Dishwashing Liquid.
I looked up Dawn Hand Renewal in the EWG database and found they get a D for safe ingredients.
GAH! That’s when I decided to make a copycat satin hands recipe out of ingredients I know are safe.
Here’s what I came up with:
Copycat Satin Hands Recipe
Find a glass jar with a lid wide enough to fit your hand inside. You need to be able to scoop out some of the satin hands easily.
Next, add about 3/4 cup sugar to the jar. In a measuring cup, measure 1/4 cup castile soap. With a fork, whisk in 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin and 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E.
Vegetable glycerin will help your mixture to lather better. It also is a nice moisturizer. If you don’t have vegetable glycerin, you may leave it out.
Vitamin E is good for your skin and it works as a preservative. Again, you may leave it out.
Stir the soap/glycerin mixture into the sugar.
Try washing your hands with the mixture. Evaluate for yourself: Do I want more scrubbing? Add sugar. Too harsh for your sensitive hands? Add a little more soap.
I like my mixture runny. Too much sugar just doesn’t feel good on my hands.
Finally, a word about scents. If you enjoy a certain scent of castile soap, use that. But if you prefer to play with your scent, buy unscented castile soap and add essential oils.
Do you have a favorite castile soap scent? Or, can you recommend a great essential oil combination? Let us know in the comments!
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