castille soap

How to remove black grease from your hands

If you have at any point had to put a bike chain back on, you will know that it is almost impossible to do this without getting some of the chain grease on your hands. 

Gyre and Gymble has a neat trick to remove the grease without leaving your hands red and raw from scrubbing. 

Recipe

All you do is wash your hands with Castile soap and warm water. Then add a couple of spoons of sweet almond oil to your hands, and rub in a washing-like motion with the oil. This should remove the rest of the grease without damaging your hands in the process.  It may leave your hands feeling a little too oily, so repeat step one and rewash with the Castile soap, but no oil. 

If your hands feel a little dry once finished, add one tiny drop of sweet almond oil onto your clean dry hands, rub in, and leave to dry.

Fingerprint-free stainless steel

Keeping stainless steel fingerprint free in a kitchen is a constant battle, even without little children around.

So, we have found a neat little trick, which means you do not have to wipe it down every two seconds, or worse, just ignore and pretend it is clean.

What you will need:

All you need to do is clean the stainless steel surface so it is streak and fingerprint free. Once you are satisfied take the damp microfiber cloth and put a little (about 1 tbs) baby oil onto the cloth and then just wipe evenly over the surface.

This trick will keep your stainless steal fingerprint free for much longer.