Sometimes my hands can get dry, rough and in need of some intense moisture and exfoliation. When this happens, I run to my kitchen and whip up a batch of DIY Sugar Hand Scrub! This is one of the easiest homemade body products you can make at home, and you can make a month’s supply in only a couple of minutes, and for less than a couple dollars.
This DIY sugar hand scrub works best when you rinse it with warm water after scrubbing. It is ultra moisturizing, leaving your hands soft without the need of lotion. It also exfoliates and helps get rid of any rough, dead skin on your palms. The addition of lavender essential oil makes this a calming and therapeutic blend. Research has shown that lavender essential oil can aid in lowering blood pressure and heart rate.
I use organic sugar cane because the granules are larger than in regular sugar, but you can use either for this recipe. You could also sub in salt, for a more gentle diy hand scrub.
This scrub works great on the hands, but it can also be used as a DIY foot scrub or body scrub. I have a 10 simple exfoliating face scrubs, if you’re looking for something a little more mild to use on the delicate facial skin.
Here’s the easy hand scrub recipe!
DIY Sugar Hand Scrub
Makes 1/2 pint
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 10-20 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
- 1/2 pint mason jar, or other glass container
Combine sugar, olive oil and lavender essential oil in a mason jar. Stir well to combine. Add more oil, if necessary.
Use a spoon or other clean device to take a couple tablespoons of the hand scrub out of the container. Gently rub into hands for 1 minute. Rinse with warm water. 9
You can use this scrub daily, weekly, or as often as needed.
Do you use hand scrubs on a regular basis? Do you have any favorite ingredients that you add to your batch? Share in the comments below!
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