Gardeners’ DIY Hand Scrub
To get our hands clean and soft after the garden, I keep a jar of sugar scrub by the sink. It’s a pretty simple recipe, keeps for along while, and is a nice treat after a stretch of weeding.
- white sugar*
- olive oil*
- essential oil*
- I’m pretty casual with measurements. I usually start out with 2/3 sugar to 1/3 oil, then about 10 drops of any essential oil, like tea tree.
- If your mixture is too loose add sugar, if it’s too dry add oil.
- Mix in the jar, keep a small spoon or scoop nearby. And make sure your jar has a lid.
- Wet your hands, add a little bit of scrub, smoosh it around as vigorously as you need, then rinse and wash your hands with soap.
*if you don’t have sugar you can use salt but it’s much coarser and can be a bit hard on your hands so scrub gently
*you can play with different oils if you like. If you don’t have essential oils, no worries you can enjoy an unscented scrub.
*be aware of which essential oils are photosensitive if you are heading back into the sun.