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The winter cold can completely wreck your skin. No need to invest in pricey lotions and potions with unknown ingredients. Make a gentle Gardener’s Hand Scrub of your own to bring a bit of glow back to your skin!
Homemade Hand Scrub
Gardening time is one of my favorite times of year but it always leave my hands looking rather rough, brown, or even sometimes stained with green (that just means I’m doing it right, right?). After putting up with rough gardener hands for a few years, I decided that a good homemade hand scrub to use when I came inside from gardening was a must. Not only would it clean my hands during the summer garden season, but it would help repair dry and damaged skin during the cold winter months too!
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This homemade gardener’s hand scrub recipe is just what you need to keep your winter or summer hands moisturized and exfoliated. It’s incredibly simple and takes only a few minutes to put together, you will wonder why you haven’t made it already!
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Homemade Hand Scrub Recipe
What You Need:
- 1 cup sugar (white or brown sugar will work)
- 1 tablespoon of sea salt
- ½ cup of coconut oil (Where to Buy)
- 5 drops tea tree essential oil (Where to Buy)
What To Do:
Making this scrub is very simple for something that is so effective! Simply use a small bowl and melt your coconut oil to a liquid. Add in the sugar, salt, and essential oil if desired.
Stir all of the ingredients together until the mixture is fully combined. Place the scrub into a jar or another airtight container and store it in a cool place until you are ready to use it.
To use the scrub, simply scoop out a small amount into your hands and scrub over dirty garden stained hands. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel. If your hands feel greasy after use you can rinse them again with regular hand soap.
–If you like this recipe you might also enjoy our recipe for this Sea Salt Body Scrub. Or for something a bit more “fancy” you may want to try my Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Homemade Body Scrub. It smells so good!
Need a quick gift idea? Place your homemade hand scrub in a glass jar with a fabric square on top and you have a homemade gem that anyone would love to receive!
–Looking for more gift ideas for gardeners? Check out these Inexpensive Gifts for Gardeners
Looking for more gardening posts and ideas? Here are a few you may want to check out next:
14 Simple Gardening Tips
How to Grow Fresh Produce in the Winter
How to Grow an Herb Garden
10 Practical Tips for First Time Gardeners That You Need to Know
5 Ways to Save Money Gardening
Simple Garden Projects
Want more fun recipes just like this one? Make sure to check out my book, Little House Living: The Make Your Own Guide to a Simple, Frugal, and Self Sufficient Life. It has over 130 original recipes for everything from beauty to food products and I know you will love it!
What is your favorite addition to a Homemade Hand Scrub?
This Gardener’s Hand Scrub was originally published on Little House Living in January 2013. It has been updated in January 2019.