Hello there crafters! I see you have found our website in the hopes of learning how to get resin off of your hands and skin. Well, we hope you are not typing with sticky resin fingers on your phone or keyboard, but if you are, don't worry. We have a solution for getting resin off of your hands and skin right now, and a solution for this problem that you can easily make and keep near your sink that works wonders.
We have two natural recommendations that we have successfully used. To get resin off of your hands or skin, use hand scrubs made from natural ingredients. Chemicals such as vinegar or rubbing alcohol can interact with the resin and cause skin reactions or irritation. Natural scrubs can be made at home and one we have for you can be made ahead of time and can be kept by your sink. Continue reading to see our two easy homemade hand scrubs to get resin off of your hands.
Before we get started, we need to address an issue that not a lot of websites are talking about, and that is the safety precautions you should be taking if you are working with resin.
Many epoxy resin brands claim to be non-toxic, but there are still precautions you should take to protect your skin, eyes, and lungs. We have written an article after doing extensive research into the potential risks of working with resin and non-toxic resin, and we highly recommend you read it. Check it out, it is called Epoxy Resin Safety Precautions.
We wear proper protective gear, and that includes proper respirator face masks and nitrile gloves when we work with resin (no, latex gloves will not protect your skin from being exposed to resin). However, we find that sometimes we still end up getting a drop of resin on our skin occasionally. Sometimes, yes, it happens. Here is what we DO NOT recommend: using vinegar to remove resin from the skin, using alcohol or alcohol wipes, using baby wipes, rubbing or isopropyl alcohol. Do NOT use these chemicals. Basically, what many bloggers and websites out there are recommending to use (vinegar, alcohol...etc) could cause an adverse reaction to your resin-exposed skin that you do not want.
Here is a recipe that has worked extremely well for us for getting resin off of your hands. You can find the full recipe and detailed instructions and video on our article How To Make Sugar Scrub At Home. Again, we recommend making ahead of time. This is a great one to make and leave beside your sink!
We keep a sugar scrub on our sink at all times. It is wonderful if you are a jack or jill of all trades in the crafting world and find you are getting paint/glue/mod podge and every other medium on your hands often. Yes, we understand that totally...haha. This sugar scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and cleansed. It also makes a wonderful homemade gift if you are looking for DIY crafts you can give away to friends and family! (And fellow crafters for their crafting hands!)
Should You Wear A Respirator Mask When Working With Resin?
You may also want to read more about whether or not you should wear a respirator mask when working with resin. Check out our article, The Proper Respirator Mask For Working With Resin, where we talk about why you should consider wearing a respirator, what the risks are if you do not wear a respirator, how comfortable one is, and how much you should pay for one.
You may also be interested in checking out our YouTube channel! Here is a video we did for a tutorial of geode resin art! (Notice our pink nitrile gloves for safety!)
We hope you found this post useful and informative, and again, we hope you have had the chance to read our Epoxy Resin Safety Precautions article. When working with a substance such as resin, even if it says it is non-toxic, you should know the risks and precautions of working with it and protect yourself adequately.
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