A few days ago I whipped up a batch of the most amazing DIY moisturizing hand scrub. It has such a clean citrusy scent, I keep opening the jar just to get a smell fix! I know I’m not the only one suffering from dry skin this season so I’m sharing my nourishing citrus hand scrub recipe with you guys today.
Last week I looked down at my hands while I was on the phone and noticed I have DIY’er hands. My hands were so dry they looked like a roadmap. Between the all the projects I do, the extra times I’m washing my hands or paintbrushes, tinkering with this or that and the season they just dry out.
I wanted to hide them 🙁
I knew I needed a good DIY moisturizer for my hands that was also easy to make, healthy and not greasy. Something I could use year round that would keep well in a jar. I played around with a few ingredients and came up with my citrus hand scrub recipe that fits the bill. It’ll be great for moisturizing my hands after painting or working in the garden no matter wha the season.
Yes, I made a big batch.
I thought I’d bring some to the shop and give a few out:) It was kind of my version of baking cookies, but since I’m not a good baker…
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Nourishing Citrus Hand Scrub Recipe
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- 1 cup fine sea salt
- 1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil
- 1 TBSP glycerin
- 1/4 tsp vitamin E oil
- 15 drops grapefruit essential oil
- 2 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 3 drops lemon or orange essential oil
Mix the wet ingredients together well, followed by the salt. Mix thoroughly. If you like a wetter mixture add more coconut oil.
I like fractionated cocoanut oil because it absorbs into the skin without being greasy and has no scent to counter balance with the essential oils I use. This is the one I use.
I can’t begin to tell you how good this smells too! It’s refreshing and clean with just a hint of eucalyptus. It almost smells like a spa. I Like it so much I tried the combination of essential oils in my diffuser. Talk about uplifting!
The pint Mason jars are the perfect size to hold a cup of citrus hand scrub to store or give away.
It may be the middle of the cold season here, but my closet is stocked with plenty of nourishing sea salt citrus hand scrub and my house smells like a spa, so I won’t complain about the Florida cold. I know my friends it’s nothing compared to the real cold up north 😉
Like essential oils projects? You may also like my Felted Wool Dryer Balls project.
What about you? Is your skin suffering this season too?
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