Easy DIY Lemon and Rosemary Salt Hand Scrub

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!

homemade hand scrub recipe

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.

gardeners hand scrub 3Lemon and Rosemary Salt Hand Scrub

Yields 1 1/3 cup scrub

Easy DIY Lemon and Rosemary Salt Hand Scrub

A refreshing hand scrub to exfoliate and deodorize your hands

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup coarse Kosher salt
  • 4 TBSP olive oil
  • Juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • 3 TBSP fresh rosemary, crushed

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in small bowl until well blended. Store in airtight container.
  2. To use, place a few tablespoons of scrub onto wet hands and rub gently. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
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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?

About Diane

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!

Comments

  1. this looks easy.BTW, you need to buy new jarred rosemary. haven't you seen McCormick's campaign to get people to get rid of the old green capped jars--they're really old? :) look at their website.
    • yes I really do! But I usually have it growing in the garden so it has continued to sit there! But, the hard freeze we just had killed my precious plant and I do not know if it will come back in the spring. Very sad...I will definitely be planting more and buying a new bottle so thankyou!
  2. That looks amazing. I need to try this. I love scrubs.
  3. Definitely going to try this ..I love scrubs. Thank u ?

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