Well we have been waiting for the beautiful weather and now it is finally here. So the gardening has begun and that means a few things…lot’s of hard work…adding tons of beauty to our outdoor space…cultivating vegetables and herbs that will reward our taste buds in the near future and dirty hands! Yep…that dirt can be a bit tough on the hands so we have a little Gardener’s Scrub DIY for you today that will treat your hands with the love they deserve!
The process is so easy!
First you get a nice size bowl and scoop into it 1/4 cup of *softened organic coconut oil, the zest and juice of a large lemon. With a fork…whisk all of the ingredients together until nice and smooth. *to soften your coconut oil…just place the jar in warm water for a little bit so it is pliable and easy to work with.
Now fold in 1/2 cup of liquid hand soap (I used Tom’s of Maine Unscented Hand Soap) the reason I used this one is because it all natural and none of the products are tested on animals and that is important to me…this is not a sponsored post…just suggesting something that I love to use : ). Mix the soap into the coconut and lemon mixture. Then take the leaves of about 5 stalks of Thyme and fold in.
Now add 1 1/2 cups of Epsom Salts which has many natural benefits some of which are soothing the body… removing toxins …reducing inflammation and much more. Along with the Epsom Salts…add 1/2 cup of Kosher Salt and stir till everything is nicely combined. If it is a little too thick…add a bit more liquid soap and if you like it with a bit more grit…just add a bit more Epsom Salts. If you like a bit more aroma…you can now add about 5 drops of lemon essential oil. I personally enjoy more of a natural smell…but I know many of you like it a bit more heightened and those few little drops will do just that for you! It’s that easy!
Now for a finishing touch…you can top it off with a sprinkle of lemon zest and a sprig of thyme (perfect when gift giving). Then of course you need a pretty little label…especially if you are gifting this and wow does this make a great gift! We have made a label especially for you that is perfect for this scrub. Mason Jars have 2 sizes and we have included both. Just print…cut and place in the inner ring…then the lid and screw on. You can add a touch of twine and maybe a little spoon or scoop! Perfect! You can get your free printable labels by downloading them right here.
In case you would like the recipe all in one…here you go! Maybe you would enjoy my Coconut Lemon Lime Face Scrub too!
- Zest of 1 Large Lemon
- Juice of 1 Large Lemon
- Leaves of 5-6 stems of fresh Thyme
- 1½ cup of Epsom Salts
- 1 cup of Kosher Salt
- ¼ cup of Organic Coconut Oil
- ½ cup of Natural Liquid Soap
- 5 drops of Lemon Essential Oils
- Combine Softened Coconut Oil with the juice and zest of 1 large lemon till smooth
- Add the liquid soap and the leaves of Thyme and blend
- Add the Epsom Salts and Kosher Salt and combine well
- At this point you can decide if you want more liquid or salt and add sparingly. It is a personal preference.
- Speaking of personal preferences...at this point you can add approximately 5 drops of Lemon essential oil if you like a bit more aroma but it is totally your choice. I personally like it just the way it is : )
- Time to pack this up in a nice Mason Jar or Jar of choice. I used a 12 ounce jar and it was filled to the tippy top! So you can use whatever sizes you would like!
- Print out your labels...cut and assemble
- If you would like to add twine or ribbon with a little spoon...now is the time!
- Viola...you now have a fabulous scub for the gardener in your life...but if truth be told...it is wonderful for anyone with dirty hands including the kids!
How simple was that! This scrub has a touch of natural grit to get that dirt off plus the gentleness of the coconut oil for some well deserved moisturizer. Hope you enjoyed this scrub and keep your eyes peeled for some more fun and natural beauty recipes. I love that they are gentle…natural and for me above all…all of the ingredients are not tested on animals and that is a real bonus!
Now I have a BIG BONUS for you…Four more AMAZING Summer in a Jar DIY Projects from my friends! Guess what…we are going to be doing one every day this week…so by Friday you will have 25 brand new Summer in a Jar DIY Projects…awesome right!
What a nice recipe- sounds like it would smell so fresh! Thx for sharing. Happy Mother’s Day 🙂
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This sounds so lovely! Love all your pictures, such a pretty looking scrub!! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂 Wishing you a wonderful new week ahead!! 🙂 xox Holly
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This is BEAUTIFUL my friend… all your projects are! Thanks for sharing this amazing scrub. I am pinning to others can see this gorgeous gift idea!
Barbara Lilian says
Sounds like it’s just what I need. My hands are continually in the earth. Not sure where I’ll find coconut oil where I live in rural France.
Hello Barbara, how are you! Sounds like your hands are one with earth…how wonderful! This would be perfect for your hands …it scrubs…cleans…puts nutrients into the skin and it moisturizes! I love it! You can find coconut oil on Amazon.com…just do a search for coconut oil and there are tons…of course you don’t have to get the highest grade since it is not for consumption…so that might be a good source for you. If you can’t find it…you can try using a nice olive oil : ) Just make sure to seal it tightly…I find the mason jar or any jar is a great place to keep it : ) Hope that helps a little bit! You take care now and have an amazing weekend! ENJOY!!! Merci for dropping by and I sure hope you enjoyed yourself! Hugs…
This looks like a great way to clean dirty garden hands and can’t wait to try it. Can you tell me how to store it? Should it go in a fridge? Can you also tell me how long it lasts since it has food ingredients in it? Thank you and I’m checking out your blog now for more great goodies! God bless.
Hi there Cathy, how are you! You asked very good questions and I will add this information to my post. You do not have to put the scrub in the fridge but it will last even longer if you do. It lasts for about a 2 month period of time if not in the fridge. I have been experimenting a little bit more and have found it will last even longer if your make sure to air dry the lime zest for 24 hours or put it on a cookie sheet and place in the over at 250 degrees for about an hour. It will last a very very long time that way. I hope this helps you…if you have any other questions…please let me know…I am here for you : ) Take care and have a wonderful day…hugs…