Are you in need of a Mother’s Day gift? If your Mom likes to garden this gardener’s hand scrub is perfect for cleaning up hands after working in the dirt! The scrub is so quick and easy to make you’ll want to whip up a batch for all of your friends and neighbors too.
At Christmas time I saw lots of sugar scrub recipes floating around the internet (I pinned several to my gift board). They sounded great but I wasn’t very eager to make them. I’m not really a girly girl and pampering my hands or feet is not high on my priority list (my feet are SCARY looking). However, exfoliating is great when your trying to get dirt and grime off of your hands. So I decided to swap out the oil for soap and make the hand scrub do some real work!
At first I tried liquid hand soap but I found the soap to be too thick and the mixture didn’t seem to have much scrubbing power. Then I used dish soap and voila! It was perfect! It was only after I did my own experimenting that I decided to do an internet search and found tons of other recipes exactly like mine. Ha! Nine times out of ten if you think you have a brilliant idea someone else has already beat you to it!
That’s enough chit-chatting….lets mix up some gardener’s hand scrub!
You will need:
- Granulated sugar
- Dish soap
- Food coloring (optional)
- Jar (I used an 8 oz canning jar)
- Free printable (see below)
- White card stock
Fill your jar about 3/4 full of sugar.
Pore in some dish soap. I started with about 1/4″ of soap and left some room to stir.
Mix the two ingredients well and evaluate the consistency. You want your hand scrub to be a thick paste. If your scrub is too runny add more sugar. If it is too thick add more soap. I wanted my scrub to be a little darker yellow so I added one drop of food coloring.
I used Joy dish soap for my hand scrub and LOVE the lemon scent! It reminds me of Italian ice and I want to gobble it up. Stephen was my official tester and he said that it smells and feels amazing. My concoction recieved two thumbs up and I’m hoping that he will start using this instead of his nasty smelling mechanic’s soap.
Be sure to give your gift a cute little label!
To download the label right click on the picture below and save it to your computer.
Print off the label on white card stock, then place the lid of your jar over the image and trace around it.
Cut out your label and tape it to the top of your lid.
How easy was that? This simple handmade gift is sure to please it’s lucky recipient!
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Yummy! I love lemon hand scrubs. This would make a perfect gift! Thanks for sharing it with us! Pinned. 🙂 Have a great week!
Thanks for stopping by and for pinning!
Thank you for sharing! I too dislike the harsh mechanic’s scrub my husband uses, and plan to mix up a batch of this scrub.
Your welcome! I’m happy to report that my husband has completely switched from the stinky mechanic’s scrub to this yummy smelling scrub. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂
I always love a good party and I appreciate you stopping by!