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Make at Home Lavender Gardener’s Hand Scrub

We’re sharing a make at home lavender gardener’s hand scrub as part of a fun Mother’s Day in the Garden blog hop hosted by the always sweet and creative Cecilia of My Thrift Store Addiction! 

If you’re coming over from Cecilia’s blog, welcome, we’re excited to have you here.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been soaking up every ounce of Spring we possibly can.  It’s one of our favorite seasons of the entire year and I know so many of you feel the same way.

Spring is not only a great time to declutter and organize your home, it’s also a great time to plant all sorts of fun things in container gardens, flower beds, and vegetable gardens too.

While we’ll probably stick to growing container gardens of flowers on our porches and herbs for our kitchen garden this year, we’re excited to revamp the memory garden we lost during a winter freeze in the backyard.

Honestly, any day we have the chance to get our hands in the dirt is a good day.

Gardening can definitely be messy though and we since don’t have an outdoor sink, we’re always looking for simple ways to clean up.

This lavender gardener’s hand scrub couldn’t be easier to make. It smells great and it really helps to get rid of dirt and grime too.

It also makes for a quick and easy gift idea!

Here’s a look at how you can make a lavender gardener’s hand scrub too…

Lavender Gardener’s Hand Scrub Supplies:

  • 1 cup white or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup liquid hand soap (we used Gain Dishwashing Liquid Lavender scent but Mrs. Meyer’s Lavender Liquid Hand Soap would be great too)
  • 5 drops lavender essential oils or other essential oil scents of your choice
  • Self-Sealing Jar

Lavender Gardener’s Hand Scrub Steps:

Gather your supplies and cover your workstation.

Mix together sugar and salt in a medium-size bowl.

Carefully pour coconut oil (it must be completely melted) into the bowl.

Add the lavender liquid hand soap.

Then the drops of lavender essential oil.

Whisk together wet and dry ingredients together until fully incorporated.

Place mixture into a clean and dry jar that can be sealed.

We make this lavender gardener’s hand scrub in fairly small batches but if you wanted to give it as a gift for Mother’s Day you could double or even triple the recipe depending on the size of your container.

Keep in Mind…

Keep in mind, adding more sugar and salt will act as an exfoliant, adding more coconut oil will soften hands, and adding more soap will help wash away dirt and grime so make sure you strike a good balance.

This lavender gardener’s hand scrub is great because it takes just a few minutes to make, cleans dirt from your skin yet is gentle enough to clean around the nailbeds.

Bonus, it smells so good too!

In fact, it’s so easy, you can use this same basic recipe with any liquid hand soap and essential oil combination you have on hand.

We’ve tried also mint, lemongrass, and orange!

To make this lavender gardener’s hand scrub even more special, consider adding a few plants or seed packets in a fruit crate or vintage box with various potting accessories, gloves and you’re good to go.

Of course, spending time on the porch fully focused on your favorite lady would be a sweet gift too!

Up next on the Mother’s Day in the Garden blog hop, is my sweet friend Kim of Shiplap and Shells! You’ll love everything about her style from her amazing potting shed to her gorgeous gardens.

Once you’re finished there, be sure to stop by and see the rest of these creative ladies are sharing!

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Other Garden Inspired Posts to Enjoy:

Spring Flowers Porch Tour 

DIY Dutch Tulip Crate 

How to Make a Flower Market Sign

Moss Covered Urn and Spring Tea Party Blog Hop 

Many blessings,

CoCo

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42 Comments

  1. CoCo, I love lavender, so this is right up my ally! I am always amazed by how dirty I get gardening, lol! Pinned, tweeted, and sharing on IG! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Me too, Cecilia! I swear I try to stay as covered up as possible but the minute I stand up there is kinds of dirt falling everything and it’s caked on ? This scrub smells so good and it’s really easy to put together. Thanks so much for having me be a part of this blog hop. It’s always fun to see what you guys are up to. Hugs, CoCo

  2. Coco,

    These pictures have me swooning as always. Nothing I love more than seeing pots stacked and in ironstone. This hand soap sounds wonderful and who doesn’t love lavender? I can’t wait to get planting. This has been a windy spring and waiting for warmer days. NJ goes from one extreme to the other.

    Thanks for sharing and sharing this dreamy post.

    Cindy

    1. Thank you, Cindy! The lavender does smell amazing but we’ve also made lemongrass, mint and orange too depending on the season. The recipe is super versatile. Can’t wait to see what you have planned for your garden. Hugs, CoCo

  3. What a wonderful idea for Mother’s Day – and I’m sure it smells lovely! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!
    Shelley

    1. Thank you bunches, Shelley! I hope your Mother’s Day is filled with love and laughter. Hugs, CoCo

  4. I bet it smells heavenly Coco! I will have to try this for sure. I just love, love, love Lavender 😉 Your plants look so pretty as well. I hope that you are doing well through these crazy times!

    1. Thank you, Lisa! It was super easy to create too! There is just something about lavender that always feels calming and relaxing no matter what the season. I’m definitely all in too. Sending you lots of hugs and hoping that you and your family are all safe and well, CoCo

  5. CoCo!! I love your hand scrub!! In the summer my hands are always covered in dirt! This would be such a wonderful way to washup after I come in from playing in the dirt!

    1. Thank you so much, Aliya! It was super easy to put together and it smells really good too. Hugs, CoCo

  6. What a great idea CoCo! I can’t wait to try this, a gift for myself. I’d like to share this in my weekly wrap-up next week.

    1. And it’s so easy to put together too, Kim! Plus, you use this basic recipe to make other flavors throughout the year which is nice. Thanks so much for sharing. You are so good to me! Sending you big hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  7. This is such a lovely homemade cleaning recipe. I simply adore lavender and could really use this with all of the gardening I am doing right now!

    1. That is so exciting, Heidi! It’s super easy to make and the lavender smells amazing too. Hope you like this recipe! Big hugs, CoCo

  8. This sounds like a special treat for my hands, CoCo! And a great homemade gift idea, which I always think is extra special:) Pinned!

    1. It is, Lora! It’s super easy to make and it smells great too. We get SO dirty every time we plant things so it definitely helps keeps the dirt and grime outside ? Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you so much for the invite, Beth, I really appreciate it. I’m heading over now! Hope you have the best day, CoCo

  9. Your patio looks so pretty! The perfect scrub recipe after a day of gardening.

    1. Thank you so much, Marie, I really appreciate it. This scrub could not be easier to make and it smells amazing. Hope you like it too! Hugs and happy gardening, CoCo

  10. Oh how I love anything lavender and especially handmade gifts! What a wonderful gift for any garden lover!
    All the photos of your spring porch and flowers are lovely too.

    I hope you enjoy many wonderful spring gardening days ahead!

    1. Thank you so much, Amber! I know we’ve all been looking for simple ways to drop things off at loved one’s homes since the pandemic began and this lavender scrub couldn’t be easier to make and share. Hope your gardening days are filled with all good things, CoCo

  11. Gardening season is upon us and this is perfect for Mother’s Day! Thank you for sharing with us at Party In Your PJ’s, CoCo – you are being featured on my blog Tuesday evening.

    1. That is so exciting and such a sweet surprise, Ann, thank you so much. You made my week! Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  12. I’m totally doing this for my mom for Mother’s Day. She will be over-the-moon thrilled. She’s been saying for years how much she loves going in our guest bathroom and using the hand scrub (purchased at Walmart – lol). I should have done this a long time ago but always thought it was hard. Now I’m going to look like the best daughter. Can’t wait to say SUCK IT to my sister. She always makes me look bad. 😉 BTW, I’m featuring this on the Friday Farmhouse LP. Pinned!

    1. I am crying right now, Cindy, you are SO funny! Sounds like you have the perfect game plan and way to spoil your Mom this Mother’s Day weekend. Big hugs, CoCo

  13. CoCo, I love – and really need these kinds of hand scrubs when I work in the garden. And lavender is soothing to the spirit. Thanks for adding it to the FWF party.

    1. You are so welcome, Rachelle, thanks so much for giving us such a fun place to hang out each week! Hugs, CoCo

  14. Okay, this is brilliant. I’ve made hand scrub with salt and/or sugar before, but I’ve never thought to also make it a cleanser. What a great idea! And what a lovely presentation to make it a sweet gift.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

    1. So exciting, Richella, thank you so much! This scrub is super easy to make and it smells great too. We use it all the time to help get garden dirt and grime off our hands, arms, and knees. Hugs for a happy weekend, CoCo

  15. Your porch is calling my name. I am imagining sipping tea and relaxing while taking in all the pretty flowers and decor.
    Have a great weekend,
    Kippi

    1. So sweet of you to say, Kippi, thank you! It’s one of our favorite places to be especially in the spring and fall and you are welcome out here any time ? Hope your Mother’s Day weekend is a special one, CoCo

  16. Love this, Coco! Pinning. Lavender is my top fragrance for home use. (okay, maybe lemon is tie).

    1. Thank you so much, Rita! Those are definitely my favorites too with orange and cloves coming in right behind them. Hope your week is a happy one, CoCo

  17. Hi there, CoCo! I love your idea for a lavender hand scrub!!! I have the lavender and I should make some up to use after gardening. 🙂 Anyway, I thought I had left you a message but I don’t see it here (I keep everyone’s posts up until I reply) so I did feature your post at Share Your Style #302 a week ago. 🙂 I’ve been crazy busy returning to work and going back and forth with the City of Denton trying to get everything approved before summer starts so we can get the new fence/shed put in during the two months of school summer vacation.

    Well, I hope you have a great week and that’s what I’ve been up to! Been back out in the garden, too.
    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    1. That is so sweet of you, Barb, thank you so much! I’m excited you’re almost finished with school and will be back to enjoying your garden again. I know you’ve been through a lot this past year and a half and I can’t wait for you to be able to do all the things you love most. This garden scrub smells amazing and it really takes the dirt off too! Hugs and thank yous, CoCo

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