I love a great idea that is both useful for my home AND something that would make a great GIFT!
This “Gardener’s Hand Scrub” fits the bill PERFECTLY!
Kate at The Gaines Gang made these as end of the year Teacher Gifts…but this would make a wonderful gift to just about ANYONE who does any gardening at all!
I used two different sizes of Ball jars, the 8 oz. and the 12 oz., and filled them 3/4 full of sugar.
I then added Dawn dish soap (the pink kind with with Olay Beauty Hand Renewal in it) until it reached just below the bottom of the mouth of the jar.
Stir the sugar and soap together….adding sugar a little at a time until it’s a paste-like consistency. You don’t want it to be too runny!
It smells SO good and the light pink color it makes when mixed with the white sugar is SO pretty.
At this point I also added 4 to 5 drops of Lemon essential oil for its’ antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Plus, it made it smell even better. :-)
I added some jute twine as a “ribbon” and I THOUGHT about printing out a cute label…but didn’t quite get around to it. Yet.
But a label could include the instructions: To wash the dirt off your hands, use a small amount and rub. The sugar works like an abrasive to remove the dirt, and the soap washes it all away.
UPDATE: Since I have been potting (a LOT) of flowers this week….I have used a LOT of this scrub! And I had to come back and give an update on how much I LOVE IT! It is SO great at getting my hands CLEAN and it makes them feel so soft!!!
If you do much gardening….I highly recommend whipping up a batch! You won’t be sorry! :-)