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Friday, December 28, 2012

Homemade Gardener's hand scrub

Hi everyone! I hope you had a magical hanukkah, Christmas, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, (did I cover my bases?)...and that you're looking forward to a fantastic 2013! Apologies for being absent for quite awhile - the holidays and associated travel (and planning) took me away from the blog for a few weeks. But, I'm back with lots of BiddleBits project ideas for the coming year!

Today's project was a holiday gift I've been wanting to make for awhile - and it would make an ideal Valentine's day or Mother's Day gift for friends, neighbors, you Mom, or teachers. It's a pretty light-pink color AND, it's easy-peasy.

  • Dawn "hand-renewal" liquid dishwashing detergent
  • sugar
  • plastic or glass container with a tight-seal top

Step #1: Take each of your empty plastic/glass containers and fill them a little more than 3/4 of the way with sugar. Then, dump the sugar into a larger bowl.

Step #2: Add the liquid detergent to the bowl of sugar, a bit at a time, mixing with a spatula. The amount you use will depend on the amount of hand scrub you're making. Keep adding the liquid detergent until all the sugar is covered, mixed well, and is a little wetter than a paste.

Step #3: Using your spatula, spoon into your container and seal tightly
Step #4: Tie with an optional ribbon, if you'd like!
Step #5: (optional) You may want to include instructions:
  • Scoop a small handful into your hands, and rub all over your hands and between fingers
  • Rinse with water
Your hands will be super-soft, and if you've been gardening, the scrub is tough-enough to get the dirt from under your fingernails and from between your fingers!

1 comment:

  1. I need to try some of this for when I have been cleaning out the garage ... talk about dirty hands!