Thursday, April 19, 2012

Super Glue And Sugar Scrub

Today I had an incident that involved my kitchen counter, a paper towel, my hands and a bottle of open super glue.  I won't go into details but the end result was my hands covered in super glue with bits of paper towel stuck to them.  No, this was not my finest moment.  I tried using acetone nail polish remover to no avail.  I tried hot soapy water with a gentle brush, no luck.  Finally I scrubbed some of it away with some rubbing alcohol and went about my business, occasionally getting snagged on the furniture with remnant glue, and decided to whip up a batch of organic sugar facial scrub.  Lo and Behold!  When I had finished almost all of the glue was gone from my hands.  I scooped up the leftovers from the bowl and scrubbed my hands real well and now they are about 98% back to normal, with just one fingertip stubbornly holding on to the glue.  Sugar scrubs for my hands are now going to become a regular part of my skin care routine!

Here is my basic sugar scrub recipe and I hope you'll try it!  It leaves your skin, yes even super-glued fingers, feeling young, soft and wonderful!

1 cup organic fine sugar
1-1 1/2 tbsp. rosehip seed oil or sweet almond oil
10-20 drops essential oil of choice.  I prefer Lavender because it is so healing and good for the skin

Mix all ingredients in a small mixing bowl until well mixed.  If too dry, add a bit of your carrier oil.  If too wet, add a bit more sugar.  When you have the right consistency put into jars or plastic containers.

To use on your face, simply dampen your face with warm water and rub sugar scrub gently into your skin in a circular motion, using your ring fingers because they are the gentlest to the skin.  Avoid the eye area completely because those tissues are too fragile for exposure to the sugar.

To use for a hand scrub, wash your hands well and apply a small amount of sugar scrub to your hands.  Rub well as if you were washing your hands.  Rinse and repeat if necessary.   It feels really good!  It also is nourishing to your nails and cuticle and will give your nails a natural glow. This sugar scrub also makes wonderful gifts and Mother's Day is just around the corner!

Enjoy this free recipe and remember it if and when you ever have a superglue disaster of your own!


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That's funny! Well, only because I've done that (maybe not w/ superglue though LOL) and of course, because it wasn't me! ;) haha

I wonder...the sugar scrub... I am abstaining from sugar and if I were to use the scrub if any would be absorbed into my system. Seems stupid like the answer would be yes, buuuut then again...maybe not as it is not dissolving so shouldn't, right?

Kelly Marks said...


Your skin will absorb the carrier oil but the sugar will simply exfoliate and be rinsed off. It will not be absorbed into your skin. I hope you try the recipe and enjoy it!
Thanks so much for stopping by...I hope you'll visit often!

Warm regards!
Kelly, the herb'n housewife