Friday, May 21, 2010

Want clean hands?

With the warm weather arriving, I've been doing a lot of dirty work around Brown Wren Acres.

I frequently work without gloves.  Why? you ask.  Well, I have very small hands and a lot of gloves are too large for me.  Also, I sometimes go outside to look around the yard and the next thing you know - I'm pulling weeds and rearranging plants.  I just can't help myself.  When that happens I go to my three trusty friends. . .

Sugar, olive oil, and liquid soap.

If it's just dirt I'm dealing with, I squirt soap in my hand followed by a sprinkling of sugar.  The sugar acts as a scrub.  It's very effective in getting the dirt out of the wrinkles of my aging skin.

If I get something sticky on my hands, such as sap, I use the olive oil with sugar.  After the oil dissolves the stickiness, then I wash with the soap.

A few days ago, when I was weeding, I accidentally grabbed a frog instead of a weed.  Those who know me know that I HATE frogs.  Give me snakes, spiders, or bees any day but not frogs.  After I grabbed him and screamed my lungs out I ran for the house to wash my hands.  I used all three of the above ingredients - just in case. 


  1. I'll bet the sugar and olive oil would be a great elbow and heel scrub, too!

  2. Oh, cool! I need to go get my hands dirty so I can try this out now! LOL


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