This wonderfully scented, very effective, homemade gardener hand soap scrub is very easy to make. If you have rough, dry, dirty hands from gardening and yard work, mix up a batch of this diy soap/hand scrub and let your hands feel good again. This makes a great gift for gardeners too!
How to Make a Gardener Hand Soap Scrub
Do you like to make homemade soap and homemade scrubs? If you use your hands for gardening or other outdoor activities that leave them very dirty, this DIY gardener hand soap scrub is perfect for you! It is simple to make, soothing and mild, yet the Epsom salt and baking soda do a marvelous job of cleaning the dirt on your hands, including in lines and around your finger beds.
If you are like me and constantly “forgetting” to use yard work or gardening gloves, give this wonderful DIY gardener hand soap scrub formula a try. I bet you’ll be glad you did!
• For the mild soap, give Dr. Bronner’s a try. This is a peppermint soap. Peppermint is thought to have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It can also help keep your skin cool and lower skin irritation.
• The coconut oil will leave your hands feeling soft and smooth.
• Lavender Essential Oil is thought to calm the skin, reduce skin irritations and may help with acne and eczema.
• Geranium Essential Oil – is noted for its astringent properties and may reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
• Myrrh Essential Oil is thought to have anti-microbial and astringent properties.
Gardener Hand Soap Scrub Materials:
• 2 TBSP Coconut Oil
• ¼ cup Mild Soap
• 1 tsp Honey
• 2-3 drops Argan Oil
• 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
• 10 drops Geranium Essential Oil
• 10 drops Myrrh Essential Oil
• ½ cup Epsom Salts
• ½ cup Baking Soda
Gardener Hand Soap Scrub Mise en Place:
Gardener Hand Soap Scrub Instructions:
• Melt coconut oil in the microwave for 20 seconds. Add melted coconut oil to a medium size bowl.
• Add mild soap, honey and Argan oil to the melted coconut oil.
• Add Lavender Essential Oil.
• Add Geranium Essential Oil.
• Add Myrrh Essential Oil.
• Add Epsom salts and baking soda.
• Mix ingredients together.
• Add to airtight container.
To use Gardener Hand Soap Scrub:
• Apply to wet hands.
• Rub hands together to allow the soap scrub to get into the crevices and get out the dirt.
• Rinse hands thoroughly.
• Store the gardener hand soap scrub in an airtight container.
• If giving as a gift, add a ribbon and label the contents. Well, you may want to label the contents regardless of whether or not you are keeping this or gifting to someone.
Note: None of this is meant as medical advice. I am not a doctor, and do not play one on the internet. Please consult a physician if you have any questions about using essential oils so your doctor can better explain to you the benefits, possible side effects, and any warnings about essential oils.
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