Tuesday, 20 December 2011


Hand scrubs are used to exfoliate/remove dead skin cells and they soften and rejuvenate skin. They are an important part of personal care.

How much do you spend on hand scrubs that you don't even know what chemicals are contained in? Well, here are only a few of many quick, easy and safe homemade hand scrub recipes that cost very little.

Lemon and Sugar Hand Scrub Recipe

To make about 350gr (approx 12oz) of handscrub, these are what you need:
  • 2,5 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoonsful of lemon juice (or essential oils of your choice)
First, mix the sugar with the oil and then add the lemon juice to it. Mix them well until a paste texture forms. Pour or spoon it into an airtight glass jar and keep it there. If the mixture (or rather the sugar) settles on the bottom of the jar after a while, just give it another stir before use. 

If you only want to try it first, I would recommend you use only a quarter of those ingredients and make about 85gr (3oz) of it initially. Even that much will go for a while as all you need is a tiny bit of it each time you use. 

Oatmeal Hand Scrub Recipe
  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • 1,5 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
First, you need to soak the oatmeal in 1/4 cup of water. When the oatmeal softens, add the lemon juice and olive oil to it and mix thoroughly. 

This is also a hand spa recipe and the best way to use it is that you should rub the mixture into your hands and let it stand for 1-2 minutes. After that, rinse your hands with cool water and pat dry. Apply moisturizer to your hands and let it soak in 10-15 minutes.

Another Homemade Hand Scrub Recipe
  • 1/2 a cup of sugar
  • 3 tablespoonsful of olive oil 
  • 3 tablespoonsful of water
  • A few drops of scented oil of your choice (optional)
Mix the sugar, oil and water well until it becomes a paste with no lump. Then, if you prefer to use a scented oil, add the oil and stir it again.

How to use hand scrubs:

Apply mixture to your hands and rub in a circular motion until you feel that you have achieved your ideal skin softness or until the sugar dissolves. Do not rub any further if your hands start to hurt or burn (don’t worry; this is probably not an allergic reaction to any of the materials, but instead from the rubbing of the grains of sugar). Rinse your hands with water until you can no longer feel the grains of sugar. Towel dry and apply lotion if you like.  

Note: We only store brown sugar at home and I know most of homemade hand scrub recipes work wonders with it. So, feel free try using brown sugar when making your own.

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