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Hand Scrub DIY Beauty Gift

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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 live in Arkansas with my husband of over 12 years! We have a grown daughter, a son-in-love and 2 grandson. Just love being Nonna! We also have an angel waiting on us to join her one day, she was 11 months old when she went to Heaven. We also have two great Chihuahuas and a Great Dane, along with several fish in our koi pond. My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. 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!

7 thoughts on “Hand Scrub DIY Beauty Gift

  • December 19, 2020 at 8:54 pm

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

  • October 24, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    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!

  • October 23, 2019 at 7:55 pm

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

  • August 21, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    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.

  • August 20, 2011 at 3:05 am

    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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