This homemade hand exfoliator is easy to make with household ingredients.
It has a pleasing, sensory texture and afterwards your hands should feel moisturised thanks to the oils and softer thanks to the rough material which helps remove dead skin.
This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.
Who is this for?
This is a wellbeing activity for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.
Why does this make a difference?
This is a sensory activity that promotes wellbeing and relaxation, and helps people learn by engaging with nature and using their senses to connect with their surroundings, exploring touch and different textures and supporting independent choice.
How to do this activity
What you’ll need
- Small bowl
- 1 tbsp oil (like coconut, olive or jojoba)
- 2 tsp of either sea salt, sugar, poppy seeds, or dried coffee grounds
- Essential oils (optional)
- Please check allergies and do a patch test before use.
- Homemade hand exfoliant doesn’t keep, so only make what you will use.