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O'Keeffe's Working Hands

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image O'Keefe's Working Hands heals dry hands and lets you keep a grip on your tools.

Working in your shop can be hard on your hands. Dry weather wicks the moisture out of your hands and solvents dry your skin even more.

The last thing you need when working with power tools is slippery hands. O’Keeffe’s Working Hands salve does a great job of moisturizing your hands without leaving a slippery film.

The salve is the consistency of cold hard butter and it literally melts into your skin.

Within a few seconds, the dry skin stops itching and burning, and you can go back to work without worrying about wood or tools slipping out of your grip.

The skin on the back of my hands and between my fingers gets so dry, the skin cracks every winter. But when I apply O’Keeffe’s Working Hands on a daily basis, there is no dry skin and no cracking. O’Keeffe’s Working Hands is available for $7.99 for a 3.4-oz container. To purchase the salve or find a local retailer, visit www.okeeffescompany.com.

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Comments (6 posted):

softbutch80 on 09/21/2011 21:00:34
we recently(like today) started carrying this product at my work. everyone in my department tried it out, i work in the paint department and we are always sharing lotion because our hands get so dry. we all (4ppl) thought the same thing - yes its not greasy, but it does leave your hand with a wax feel. i cant say how well it works on dry/crackedslin because we only tried it once today.
Dirts on 01/22/2012 20:51:24
I keep a large container of Coconut oil that I bought at Walmart in my shop. I melt it with a hair dryer and then I add honey to it and lavender oil. Honey is an attractant of moisture. Thats why they use it in chap stick. Its also an anti bacterial. Its sometimes better to moisturize your hands in water before applying any hand cream or lotion. I also add the number one ingredient for moisturizers and thats glycerine.
twindaddy+1 on 11/28/2014 15:07:52
I'm a hardwood flooring contractor by day, scrollsawer by night. Saying the wood sucks your hands dry is an understatement. This product definitely works. I use it every evening so that I don't have to worry about having oily feeling hands that could be dangerous using tools or leave contamination on wood that could compromise a finish causing fisheyes.
NC Scroller on 11/29/2014 08:15:54
I use this often in the winter months. It does seem to help.
sawdustus on 12/03/2014 07:58:31
I recently bought a can at Bed-Bath-Beyond because my hands and feet crack every winter. It works for me. The cracks healed up in a day or so without getting larger and even more painful. Interestingly, their hand and foot creams have the same ingredients in the same order on the label so I have used the hand stuff on my feet as well. Works there also. I put it on two or three times a day, just a little dab and I rub it in. I also use it before I go to bed. The greasy feel disappears in a few minutes. george
Carl E Jacobs on 12/07/2014 23:02:57
When ,I lived up north ,in the winter wet and cold ,We used Corn huskers lotion ,I don't know if they still sell it ,chapped and scaffed were constant issues working out side !
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Bob Duncan Bob Duncan is the Technical Editor of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and Woodcarving Illustrated. more