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. 


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.