We all get to the point where digging in the dirt becomes second nature around this time of the year. I don’t know about you but I quickly forget that I need to care for my hands after just washing the dirt off of them. At my age I look like I have the hands of a much older woman. Between the constant washing, cleaning, gardening, crafts, etc cetera and I am more apt to have “well worn” hands by the end of the day. Needless to say, I was tickled to find this DIY for an exfoliating gardener hand scrub that will give a renewed look to my overworked hands.
This is easy and quick to make and you can easily switch out the essential oil if you want for some variety down the line. Here you go:
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 Tablespoons coarse sea salt or kosher salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 3-4 drops Vitamin E oil
- 5-6 drops tea tree essential oil (or your favorite essential oil)
- Add the sugar, salt and coconut oil to a medium bowl. Stir well to combine.
- Add the vitamin E oil and essential oil. Mix well to distribute the oils.
- Transfer to your favorite airtight glass container. Store in a cool and dry place until ready to use.
HOW TO USE
- Apply about a quarter size of hand scrub into your hands and rub all over. The sugar and sea salt will gently exfoliate the dirt and grime from your skin. The coconut oil will soften and moisturize your hands.
- Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel. Apply your favorite hand cream moisturizer.
YIELD: 1 1/2 cups
NOTE: This recipe contains tea tree essential oil which has antiseptic properties. It can fight bacteria and help heal cuts, scrapes, and any redness on your hands that you may get while gardening.
I’d love to hear how this turned out for you and if you feel if it is working for your gardening hands!
In His Grace,