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!
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