Lemon Sugar Scrub for hands


I keep seeing this mentioned all over the net and when I came in from the garden this morning with grubby hands (that are also very dry at present) I decided to make some.

I have never tried sugar scrubs thinking they weren’t really my thing – I think I was mistaken. This is so nice to use I think I may have to find a body one for use in the bath!! It leaves hands soft and cleans very gently.

I got the recipe from http://adashofdomestic.wordpress.com/2011/11/30/lemon-sugar-hand-scrub/. It’s very simple to make, only takes a few minutes. A Dash of Domestic has a link to an original recipe made for Mother’s Day, in beautifully presented jars and this would make a nice wee gift for someone.

21/2 cups white sugar

1 cup olive oil

4 tablespoons lemon juice

Finely grated lemon zest (I used about 1 teaspoon full)

Mix all together well in a bowl using a metal spoon. Makes a 12 oz jar.



17 thoughts on “Lemon Sugar Scrub for hands

  1. Hi Wendy. This looks easy and exciting. How does it leave your hands feeling? Not too greasy?
    My hands are in a really rough state, even though I have been wearing gloves. All the destruction and construction I’ve been doing is hard on the hands, especially lugging concrete paving stones about the place. And I haven’t even done much digging yet so my hands are in for a rough ride!
    I do have a lovely beeswax and kremelta moisturiser bar that Tim the Helper made for mothers day at boy scouts which is surprizingly good, but won’t last forever!
    Cheers Sarah : o )


    • Hi Sarah 🙂 Not greasy at all and leaves skin feeling really soft. I don’t wear gloves so my hands are not looking great, I really am very happy with this and seriously thinking of one for the bath/shower. Very easy and so cheap.Beeswax and kremelta sounds nice too!


  2. Dee-Dee says:

    my daughter in law made this for me, i love how soft it leaves my hands. she also made a brown sugar and spice scrub which works awesome after being in the garden…


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