For dry, chapped hands an effectve remedy: Take few tsps of brown sugar in a bowl. Pour 2-3 tsps of olive oil. Apply it on your hands. Wash it with luke warm water(do not wash with soap, just rinse enough to get rid of the sugar)you will feel your hands really soft. use as often as possible, I keep it beside my kitchen sink, so that I can use it after washing the utensils.