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Homemade Lemon And Lavender Hand Scrub

Hello friends. Today, I am sharing something a little different and fun with you all. It is an easy to make homemade lemon and lavender hand scrub which I promise will work wonders on your rough and dehydrated skin. I like using aromatic herbs and essentials oils for many things but these days, I especially love to use them for making my own beauty treatments.

Scrubs have many wonderful benefits.  They whisk away dead skin cells, resulting in brighter, more radiant skin.  They also improve the skin's absorption of other products such as moisturizers and oils. But more importantly, when combined with scented oils, they help to relax, soothe and calm.   And who doesn't need that these days right??

Homemade hand scrubs are inexpensive and very easy to make. Best of all, you can customize them. Whether you want to make them for yourself, or as gifts for friends or family, I hope you give this DIY project a try.

This 8 oz. glass canning jar is the perfect size if you want to make these for a gift.

Here is what you need:

1 Cup of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon honey
Juice of half a lemon
Lemon zest (half a lemon)
1/4 cup of olive oil
10 drops of lavender essential oil
1 teaspoon of lavender (chopped-really fine)
Mixing bowl
Small grater
Mason Jar for storing 

Zest Lemon

Chopped lavender.. Really fine


Place honey and olive oil in mixing bowl

Add fresh lemon juice and lemon zest

Add fresh lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar. Mix well.

Add fresh lavender and lavender oil and mix well.  If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can add more sugar.  Have fun with this.  You can use your favorite scented oil too if you do not care for lavender or you can simply make it with the lemon scent.  It is up to you.  

Place scrub in individual jars and enjoy.  Be sure to wet skin before applying to your hands. You will love how soft and hydrated your skin will be. I suggest refrigerating the hand scrub if you will not be using it often and as always, if you have any skin allergies or sensitive skin, please check with your doctor before using this hand scrub.

Thank you for being here today.  I hope you enjoy this fun project.   Please follow link below for more photos and full post for this project. Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest and my blog.

Wishing you a wonderful week,


Materials I used for this project:

  • Fresh Lavender   (Supermarket)
  • Fresh Lemons   (Supermaket)
  • Lavender Oil   (Supermarket)
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To see more: http://rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com/2016/05/homemade-lemon-and-lavender-scrub.html

  • Brenda  S.
    Brenda S. North Brunswick, NJ
    on Feb 14, 2017

    Such a great idea! :)

  • Rosemary & Thyme
    Rosemary & Thyme Burlington, NJ
    on Feb 16, 2017

    Thanks Brenda. Glad you like the idea. Janet

  • Val
    Val Milford, CT
    on Feb 23, 2017

    I love this idea.

  • Betty Fromal
    Betty Fromal Hampton, VA
    on Feb 23, 2017

    I love this, just perfect for a "pick me up" for your hands. The combination of Lavender and lemon, you can't go wrong. Thank you for sharing.

    • Rosemary & Thyme
      Rosemary & Thyme Burlington, NJ
      on Feb 23, 2017

      You are welcome Betty. Yes, the Lavender and lemon are the perfect match. Thank you, Janet

    DORLIS Silex, MO
    on Feb 23, 2017

    I love lavender and lemon so what better combination for a scrub. Makes your hands smell nice. Might be good to get rid of onion small.

    • Rosemary & Thyme
      Rosemary & Thyme Burlington, NJ
      on Feb 23, 2017

      Yes Dorlis, the Lavender and lemon are the perfect match. It does make your hands smell pretty. That may be an idea... Thank you, Janet Thank you, Janet

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