My hands get abused on a fairly regular basis. Between cooking, cleaning and gardening it is sometimes embarrassing to have people see my hands. Don’t get me started on the smell that can linger behind after peeling garlic or crumbling blue cheese! If your hands take just as much of a beating as mine this homemade hand scrub will make a world of difference!
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I used a coarsely ground Kosher salt for this hand scrub but you could also use Epsom salts if you have those around. The key is to have a relatively large grain and plain table salt doesn’t really cut it. The courser the salt, the more effective this hand scrub will be in removing dirt and food smells. The olive oil is moisturizing and the lemon gives it a nice fresh smell. I wish I could have used fresh rosemary in this but my bush seems to have died in our rare single digit temperatures last week! If it doesn’t come back in the spring I will have to replant it because I LOVE rosemary! If you want a few tips on growing your own rosemary, check out Bonnie Plants for advice.
Lemon and Rosemary Salt Hand Scrub
If you love the aroma of lemon and rosemary in the homemade hand scrub recipe you might want to try out my Lemon and Rosemary olive oil cake! It was a lightly sweet and delicious ending to dinner!
Have you ever made a homemade hand scrub?
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.