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How I used Bicarb to look after my hands whilst I wash up

It is a fairly simple fact that for the majority of us mere mortals if cooking and eating happen in your house so does washing up. I’m sure at some point when we have a full house rather than a flatlet we will invest in a dishwasher. However, at this point, there is zero space to put one so the task comes down to us. It is also a well-known fact that without taking the proper care even someone in perfect health can wreck their hands doing this.

 The first step in looking after my hands is painfully obvious use rubber gloves, no you don’t need to be Einstein to work that one out do you.

The next step comes from watching Melissa Maker’s Clean my Space Dish Washing video, I am a little bit addicted to this channel at the moment. She talks about using a bit of Bicarb in the gloves to deodorise them. This is something I did straight after watching this film as my gloves had got a little bit damp inside and started to smell slightly.  Hurray anything to save a little bit of money and make the gloves last a bit longer. What happened

What happened next was, I have to admit, a little bit of an accident. I poured in somewhat more bicarb than I meant to, however, I left it in there doing it’s thing and forgot about it!

When I came to do the next batch of washing up I realised that the bicarb was in the gloves because I could feel the gritty consistency, not painful just a sensation. Once I took the gloves off I saw that my hands were coated in the powder so I washed them with some hand wash and used the hand lotion I keep next to the sink. That was when I noticed that my hands felt beautifully smooth, better than they had for ages.

So to conclude, my washing up time now doubles up as a hand scrub procedure. This is definitely a win-win situation for me as let’s be honest dealing with Fibro every day I am lucky if I manage to do the chores I need to never mind beauty treatments (with the exception of redoing my gel nail varnish on my fingers every two to three weeks).

I hope my happy little accident helps others to improve their washing up time.

Until next time,
Gentle Hugs,
Susan

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