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Hand Scrub DIY Beauty Gift

Hand Scrub DIY Beauty Gift
Please excuse that buggy little black spot on the jar, my camera hates me now and has decided to put that spot in every picture I take!!!  I’ll take any pointers as to how to fix it if you have any!!!  It’s in the camera, not the lens.  🙁  Thanks and I hope you enjoy this!!!
Hand Scrub makes a great gift! Women love it, and though they may not admit it, the men at the Zoo use and enjoy it too! I’ve seen them! LOL. Believe it or not, the scrub is easier to make than the jar is to decorate! LOL. Just make sure you don’t use a tall jar, as it will be difficult to use it. I made that mistake and now our jar has a spoon sitting in it so that we can get to the scrub!!! Baby food jars are PERFECT for this, or any small jar really. Not only does it cleanse the dead and rough skin off your hands, but the oil puts a coat on your hands that allows the moisture to sink in! It’s great!
On the tag, be sure and instruct recipients to use warm to hot water. If you use cold water, too much oil will stay on your hands.
Now, on to the how-to! Again, I don’t have the measurements, just remember it’s a scrub so it should be thick. If you add too much oil, don’t worry just add more sugar! Or, vice versa!

Hand Scrub DIY

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • olive oil
  • Essence oil (found at natural food stores)
Combine. Mix. Load in jars. Enjoy!
I use orange, but you could use any sort you wanted. You could also use ground cloves to make it scented. Whatever you prefer!!!
These make great Christmas gifts, as skin tends to get dry in the winter. Or you could add some stuff and make a home spa gift basket for a birthday gift, secret pal, teacher, anyone!!! It’s limitless really, the possibilities for gifts and such.
***Just remember to make extra so you can have some to sit on your sink for when your done cooking! All of us Zoo Keepers deserve a little pampering, this way you can treat yourself when your Monkey’s are going crazy. A little moment of escape during hectic Zoo moments!


Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I am now learning to navigate life as a single woman. Turns out, it's not all about husband and children. Who knew? So, I'm on a journey of self discovery. I have 5 children, 3 of which are married, 5 2 are in Heaven (my beautiful baby Acadia Reign and my Diva Princess Tara Elizabeth), and 7 grandchildren! Plus, a ton of fabulous nieces and nephews! My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. Or at least it was, now I'm learning who I really am, beneath all of the busy family life. It's an adventure to be sure. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

9 thoughts on “Hand Scrub DIY Beauty Gift

  • Shirley O

    Love it! This would make a perfect gift idea & I am definitely going to give this a try.

    • It definitely does! You can spruce up the jar for any occasion. It feels amazing on your hands!

  • Tandi Vidal

    Love it! This would be perfect for Christmas gifts. I am going to have to remember this for next year.

  • Lauryn R

    This sounds amazing, I love scrubs! The orange scent sounds good but I love that you can use anything you want. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Tamra Phelps

    It does seem fairly simple to make. I’ve never tried a hand scrub, but I like face and body scrubs.

  • I had a spot like that in my camera but it was still under warranty so I sent it away to be fixed. You might want to try contacting the company to see what can be done. Mine is a Canon, I don’t know what you have but maybe it’s a common problem. I noticed the spot was less noticeable if I didn’t zoom in.

  • I have a gazillion baby food jars saved. These could be a fun party tale away. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!


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