Hand Care - essential for hard-working hands

Hand care for hands which nurture need nurturing & nourishing themselves!
There's nothing like an afternoon or morning spent working in the garden or in the house or anywhere, really.  It is really fulfilling, spiritually and physically, and of course you can enjoy the sights of your labours immediately - the result is all your hard work.

For many of us, though, we also feel a need to give our hands a little or a lot of tender loving care, as they can feel dry, not to mention be incredibly grubby.  So here's a selection of goodies for gardeners to help them care for their hands as well as their garden!  Or they can enjoy a long soak in the bath

This is the RSPB Restore hand wash gift set

If you're looking for hand care gifts for someone who is an animal lover and into animal welfare, take a look at the Restore range, available from the RSPB's online shop.  The range itself includes this Hand Wash and Nail Brush Set for £14.00 - just the thing for gardeners to get all the dirt out from under their nails.  And it's also got Revive hand cream, lip balm, a soap bar and a loofah soap dish.    Visit the RSPB Online Shop here to see their toilettries range

This is the Odylique Gardeners' Rescue Kit

Online eco store Natural Collection have a range of organic beauty gifts, including this Odylique Gardeners' Rescue Kit for £19.00.  It comes with 20g Calendula Balm for skin which is cracked, dry, or chapped such as lips, feet, elbows, hands and cuticles. And also it has 20ml of Odylique Spot-on Serum - 20ml to aid the repair of scratches, minor skin damage, stings or bites. Click here to go to Natural Collection for a closer look

They have quite a range of beauty gifts, and also gift ideas for gardeners.

This is the Mount Purious Gardeners Green Finger Hand Balm

This is the Mount Purious Gardeners Green Finger Hand Balm for £9.99.  It has organic coconut oil with a number of organic plant oils including hemp and tamanu, to deeply moisturise tender skin.  It also acts as a skin barrier, to prevent irritation whilst gardening, whether you're wearing gloves or not.  And it's palm oil free!  Find out more from Natural Collection.  
The National Trust has a Lavender Hand Cream

The National Trust has a Lavender Hand Cream, (75ml).  It's beautifully scented, infused with lavender oil and marigold extract, and it's got beneficial plant butters, oil and vit E.   For £9.00 it would make a lovely gift for a gardening loving friend.  Find out more from the National Trust.

Introducing the 'Ràithean' range from the National Trust for Scotland Introducing the 'Ràithean' range from the National Trust for Scotland!  This is the Trust's exclusive range of skincare and home fragrance products - and they are inspired by the scents of their gardens.  There are diffrent ranges for spring, summer, autumn and winter, and the spring range has a Bluebell and Geranium fragrance.  Each collection has a handwash and soap, hand and body lotion, pulse point oil, and a candle and diffuser.  From £6.50 from the National Trust for Scotland. 

These Burgon & Ball Flora & Fauna Women's Gardening Gloves are available from Evengreener

These Burgon & Ball - Flora & Fauna Women's Gardening Gloves feature a cushioned palm for padding and protection.  There's also a gathered wrist feature to stop debris falling through into your hand.  They are hardwearing and durable, and made with a degree of stretch.  And they are machine washable at 30 degrees C.  They are one-size fits all, and they are available from EvenGreener for £19.99.