Ear to the Ground: The Insider Dirt to Gardening in Upstate NY

Herbal Hand Scrubs

by cathym on March 23, 2018

by Cathy Monrad

After a long day of gardening, these homemade scrubs will exfoliate and pamper your hands like an expensive brand, at a fraction of the cost.

Rosemary Lemon Salt Scrub
1 ½ cups of Epsom salt
½ cup olive oil
2 Rosemary springs, finely chopped
2-3 drops Lemon Essential Oil
2 tbsp. lemon zest

Lavender Mint Sugar Scrub
1 ½ cups coarse sugar
½ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
2 tbsp. dried lavender
2 tbsp. dried mint
15-20 drops Lavender Essential Oil

To Make Each Scrub
Using a wooden spoon, mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Scoop into an airtight pint-size jar. Scrub will last 1-2 months.

Using Your Scrub
Wet your hands. Scoop out a small amount of the scrub. Rub it all over your hands. Rinse and pat dry. Scrub may also be used on elbows, knees, and feet, which are prone to dryness. These scrubs are not recommended for use in the tub.

Cathy Monrad is the graphic designer and the self-proclaimed garden crafter for the Upstate Gardners’ Journal.

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