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Friday Favorite: Gardener’s Nail Brush

August 15th, 2014

My feet are always dirty, very dirty.  I’m a barefoot & flip flop kind of person in the summer, even when I work in the garden.  My feet are happiest when free, they do not like being stuffed into shoes, it’s suffocating for them.  As a result, my feet are scrubbed nightly because they can get very dirty during the day.
gardeners nail brush 1
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I keep a pumice stone in the shower and use it daily on my feet. That worked well, but some days not nearly well enough. Then I discovered the Gardener’s Nail Brush and my feet have never been cleaner in the summer. I have a few other brushes from Bürstenhaus Redecker and find them to be of great quality. I’ve been using the same wooden bottle brush for 3-4 years now and I use it exclusively to wash all my dishes.
gardeners nail brush 2
Whenever possible I like to purchase items made from natural materials. Not only do I find that natural materials are less likely to mold, they last much longer as well. If you like to garden in sandals or barefoot I highly recommend one of these brushes. They also work well for getting dirt out from under your nails, something I’m constantly battling as well.

Do you have any recommendations for great products for gardeners?

4 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Gardener’s Nail Brush”
  1. Jennifer Fisk on August 15, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Going barefoot now has a name, earthing. Supposedly, you can get good energy flow from doing it. All I know is my feet are happier with grass stains and ground in earth. A really nice pedicure is a great way to make them look good again and if you really want to indulge yourself, after all the hard work you deserve it, call the reflexologist. Now that is real pampering and worth every penny.

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  2. Nebraska Dave on August 15, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Susy, barefoot has never been one of my things. I like the secure feeling of a good laced up boot or shoe. I’ve never even tried to wear a flip flop. Barefooting is for inside the house with socks on. My gardens would certainly not allow it. Especially, Terra Nova Gardens. I am still after almost three year finding rusty old car parts, broken glass, and rocks as I dig around in the beds. It’s way better than it was but still not a place for bare feet. Some feet are just meant to be bare but not mine.

    Have a great barefoot garden day.

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  3. Misti on August 15, 2014 at 8:26 am

    I love walking around barefoot. I mostly wear flip-flops or sandals in the yard, though. Since we’re on a pond there’s a good chance for water moccasins, and we’ve seen two coral snakes here so barefoot isn’t the best idea.

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  4. PennyAshevilleNC on August 15, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I have always avoided shoes when possible. Growing up, in the summer evenings when we were called inside from playing, my Mom made my brother and me wash our feet in the tub… I am still doing that 20+ years later. I love that brush and think I need to get one that can stand up (huzzah!) to my feet.

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