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Gardeners Hand scrub/paste

Posted on November 4, 2012 at 6:45 AM

gardener's hand paste  ( I found the original on Mother earth news but put my own modifications in)


 Mix together any of the following to form a nice, thick paste.  Here are some ingredients to try: 

olive oil   

handful of sugar 

kosher salt  

1 tsp dried rosemary or other herb on hand  

1-2 dried orange or lemon peels, grated (or zest of fresh citrus if you don't have dried)  

2-3 drops lavender oil or any other, if you have it   grated knob of bar soap   smashed up handful of almonds or other nut on hand  

1 glob of honey  

As withsome of my recipes, except when baking or making soap,I am not on exact measure. Just throw it all together and mix. If it looks too dry, add a bit more olive oil. Too wet, add more sugar or salt.  The olive oil and honey leaves your hands so soft. The sugar, salt and broken up almonds scrub away grime.  The citrus peel and lavender oil add such a lovely scent. {For anyone who knows about Arbonne products and have tried their Awaken Sea Salt Scrub-- this homemade concoction rivals that product, hands down, and you don't need to pay a fortune for it}  

 Keep at the ready, lid off, near your sink. I like to stick a largesoup spoon in mine to make sure I get a nice, thick blob of it. 

You will find yourself reaching for this even when your hands aren't full of dirt!


Categories: Do it yourself , Recipes (diy cleaner/cosmetic etc)