How To Make Gardeners Hand Scrub

By Stacey Weichert | August 30, 2017
Image by Stacey Weichert
by Stacey Weichert
August 30, 2017

Stacey Weichert is a life long gardener in Southern MN.

Her blog, Down to Earth Digs, and Instagram  serve as a visual diary of life around the garden.

By this time in the garden season, my hands are looking as weathered as some of the plants in the garden.

Despite the fact that I try to wear garden gloves to protect my hands and nails from the soil and stains from harvesting vegetables and  pulling weeds; I often just dive right into the garden without the protection of gloves!

I decided to create a simple and effective hand scrub that can gently and quickly clean the grime from my hands.

The ingredients are simple and you may even have them in your pantry or cupboard right now.

You will need:

½ cup Epsom Salt

½ cup Sea Salt

¼ cup Coconut Oil

Optional; essential oil

A glass container with lid to store your hand scrub

Measure out these simple ingredients and mix together in a glass container and gently stir.

Add a few drops of any essential oil you like.

I have used Mint, Rosemary, Lemon, and Lavender to create a light scent to the scrub.  I prefer a light fragrance and as few as 5 drops will create this effect in your garden hand scrub.  Use more if you like a stronger fragrance.

Keep the jar near your sink and spoon 1 Tablespoon into your hands and gently work the scrub into your hands and nails.  A nail brush can be used to remove more stubborn stains.

Rinse the scrub from your hands and dry with a soft cloth.  This garden scrub leaves your hands clean and soft.

If you would like to make these as gifts for your garden friends, simply double the measurements!







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  • Steve
    Comment added December 13, 2017Reply

    Simple but powerful! I really enjoy reading your article, thanks for the post

  • Steve
    Comment added December 13, 2017Reply

    Waoohh!! A very resourceful piece.I will try and make one using your guidelines.
    Thanks for sharing this interesting post.

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