This is one thing I know for sure. My hands take a beating making and repairing jewelry all day long. I need a hand cream that works on the roughest hands. This recipe for tough hand cream is one of my favorite recipes.
1/4 cup of Vaseline
2 teaspoons of sugar
10 drops of tea-tree oil
One pair of old socks
Mix the vaseline, sugar and tea-tree oil all together in a clean food container with a lid (optional, microwave all ingredients in the food container for 30 seconds). Let mixture cool if microwaved. Rub a thick layer of cream on both hands. Next slip a sock over each hand, keep on overnight. Next day, you're good to go!
Shirley Jones, MFA is a Minneapolis based artist, educator and studio owner. You can find Shirley most days creating and building works of art in her basement studio in North Minneapolis.