Gardener's Hand Scrub

When the weather turns warm, I'm spending several hours outdoors in the garden. I do try to use my gloves as much as possible, but I do find it necessary to use my hands and fingers. The red clay soil in Georgia can be harsh and drying to my hands. I like the Satin Hands scrub by Mary Kay and was thrilled to find a simple DIY version. You simply take three ingredients: Dawn Oil of Olay dish detergent, I used Pomegranate Splash fragrance, sugar and olive oil. Combine these three ingredients in a jar of your choice - one like mine or a Ball or Mason jar. Decorate your jar as you like with ribbon, jute twine or a chalkboard label - like mine. I will keep this by the sink and use it daily while I happily play in the dirt! This is a fantastic, fragrant scrub that would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift.
This wide mouth jar is a perfect jar for this scrub
three basic ingredients for this scrub: Dawn Oil of Olay dish detergent, sugar and olive oil.
you can add additional sugar to create a more paste-like scrub
decorate your jar using a chalkboard label, ribbon or jute twine

Kathy R
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  • Amy Amy on May 07, 2020

    How much of each ingredient do you use to make the scrub?

  • Carol A Carol A on May 07, 2020

    How much of each ingredient do you use?

  • Bev Naylor Bev Naylor on May 07, 2020

    I will try it IF I can find the Dawn during this quarantine. But I need to know the quantities of each item. Is it equal amounts or what? Thanks.


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