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Sugar Hand Scrub ~ TLC for crafter's hands!

Love yard work? Then you'll adore this DIY Sugar Hand Scrub

sugar hand scrubI love to craft, work in the yard, and do all kinds of DIY projects. And, yes, my hands can pay the price for it.  I love to use different oils that are soothing and nourishing to my skin - I have several blends that I love to use to help keep me from getting "Grandma hands" Some days though, I need a little more help: Gardening, cleaning, painting can all leave my hands needing rejuvenating and this simple sugar hand scrub is the ticket. 

Just 3/4 - 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of olive oil (or avocado oil -- great for skin) and about 15 drops of lemon essential oil (what's my preferred brand?), mix up and you're good to go.  

Scoop a tablespoon or so into your hands and scrub.  You'll love how clean and soft your hands feel when you're done.  The lemon really helps clean and smells uplifting and fresh too.  

Lemon is great for cutting grease, so if you have a mechanic in the house, this is the perfect scrub (and it doesn't smell too girly so guys won't mind using it either.) 

So why use sugar? According to the Huffington Post, "sugar’s small particles make an excellent topical exfoliant, and are used in a number of body scrubs to exfoliate dead surface skin cells and reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath. Sugar scrubs also have a few benefits over salt scrubs. For one, small sugar granules are generally gentler than salt, which can cause microscopic tears in the skin; two, because of sugar’s natural humectants properties, these scrubs are more hydrating than salt scrubs, which can strip skin of natural oils." This makes a great gift for just about anyone!  


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