GARDENER’S HAND SCRUB!

hello!!  I've got a fun little 'recipe' here for gardeners
(and non-gardeners too)!

GARDENERS HAND SCRUB
works wonderfully to scrub off the dirt after pulling weeds
(or after mixing up a big ol' meatloaf!!)  :)

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Start off with a BIG ol’ mixing bowl
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add some sugar

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and some dish soap (since it is HAND SCRUB I love using the Hand Renewal kind)
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and a couple drops of peppermint extract
{some folks who might know a bit more about chemistry than me
that would be like just about everyone
mentioned that some might be sensitive to the extract
so you can certainly leave that out if ya wish}


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and some pretty little jars

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Whip Up a Batch:

Tip:

My measuring trick that I’ve learned
after creating several batches:
** pour the sugar into the jars you’re gonna use nearly to the top
and then…pour that into your mixing bowl
then add a few squeezes of the soap until ou get the consistency you like
to the consistency of…well…
HAND SCRUB!

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add a couple drops of extract if ya want to
up the scent factor
and
stir, stir, stir

then plop into your jars

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Decorate the jars with a cute tag if you’d like…

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I kept it simple with just some twine and a little handmade tag.

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And here's another Sugar Scrub variation: 

polishing body skin scrub 



These are perfect gifts for gardening moms, sisters, teachers, friends, neighbors, etc. Enjoy!!!

Chat soon -

44 comments:

  1. Now that is a clever gift idea!!! Thanks for sharing! And I love your simple yet pretty packaging of it!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  2. What a great idea and a sweet gift for any gardener. I bet the sugar scrub leaves your hands really soft. Thank you for sharing this at my party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  3. Thanks for the recipe... and the mixing tip! I think I'll be making some of this for a couple of mother's day gifts :)

    ~Chris

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  4. Great idea! I will definitely make some!

    I'm visiting from No Minimalist Here's party and am looking forward to following your blog.

    Have a great night.
    Pam

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  5. OMG...where had this blog been all my lil' dirty handed gardener life! Not sue how I found you...but I love it! Going to peek around at your bloghome! Love it! Thanks for the Recipe!

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  6. I love it! I can't wait to whip some up! I just started to follow your blog...it's great! You are featured at Cozy Little House!

    XO,
    Janie

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  7. Just stopped by from Brenda's at Cozy Little House. LOVE the hand scrub. I also make a lavender body scrub which is wonderful and a brown sugar scrub which is delish. Stop by ~ I'll be following along ;-)

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  8. Very cute idea and so easy to make! Thank you for sharing. Saw you @ Just a Girl and will continue to follow :)

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  9. Great idea.....new follower..found you through Tip Junkie!

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  10. Ohh I love this idea!! What a great little gift to whip up and perfect timing for Mother's Day! Thanks :)

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  11. What a great idea and so simple! I can't wait to make some! Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. I love this! I can't wait to see what else you have.

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  13. What a fantastic gift for teachers (or anybody for that matter!) The Pretty Packages Party is going on now. I'd love for you to stop by and share your beautiful gift idea.

    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/04/pretty-packages-party-9.html

    Smiles!
    Jami

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  14. Love this! Love the jars! New follower after finding you on a linky party. Visiting from
    http://imnotatrophywife.com

    laura

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  15. this is great idea, thanks for sharing!

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  16. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing your "recipe" :) I will have to try this out!

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  17. I'll have to try this for my mom! Now, tell me, does the sugar dissolve or does it stay granular in there?

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  18. Oh, I just LOVE this idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  19. OH! I have to go to a Bunco night and the gift theme is "garden"! I'm thinking how cute this would be to add to a basket of gardening 'stuff'! Thanks very much!!

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  20. Great idea! This would be a wonderful gift idea, gardener or not! Very pretty. www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  21. I am going to mix this up today! I am going to give little jars of it to all my neighbors as "just because" gifts. Thank you for sharing!

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  22. Thanks for sharing. Both of my MIL's would love this as a gift and it almost sounds too easy to be true!

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  23. I thought this was such a great idea, I plan on featuring it on my blog for a gift-idea round up. The post will be going up tomorrow morning, be sure to come by and check it out! www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  24. Great Idea. This is better and easier than the recipe I once made. Cute little jars. I am a new follower....found you on No Minimalist Here.

    Laurie

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  25. I love this idea and the packaging is great. My dad is a garner and I thing I can make this with other scents to be appealing for everyone. Thanks so much for the idea!

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  26. This will be perfect for Moms day!
    Thanks!
    Denise

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  27. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe for this wonderful scrub. The packaging is sweet as well! I featured your scrub on my blog today! Come grab an "I'm featured" button!

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  28. I made some of this and gave to my in-laws for mother's day!! It turned out so well. I had to keep a jar of it for my self. I did mix it up a bit and added grapefruit instead of mint for one and it was wonderful. Thanks for the wonderful idea and tutorial!

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  29. That is fantastic! I am bookmarking this and doing it!

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  30. I made this for Mother's Day this past weekend, and so far every one loves it! Great Recipe!

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  31. Thanks for this recipe. I've been wanting to try some of this out!

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  32. Great recipe - thanks so much for sharing this one and the original recipe.

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  33. Oh I'm definitely making some of this! What a great idea, especially for gifts.

    Visiting from the Creative Collage link party and wanted to invite you and your friends to join us over at my Garden Party blog hop today. For every gardening related link to the party I am donating $1.00 to help aid Alabama tornado victims! Would love to see this post in the links!
    Thanks,
    Beth @ Unskinny Boppy

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  34. I just love your adorable little jars! I can't wait to try this. Even wearing gloves in the garden, my fingernails are always a mess!

    Cherie
    GardenSweetGarden

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  35. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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  36. Hey there! Wanted to let you know that you've been featured on my Garden Party blog hop this week! Please stop by and pick up a Best in Show award badge and link up a new post if you'd like! http://unskinnyboppy.blogspot.com/2011/05/garden-party-no-6.html
    Thanks for sharing this great post!

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  37. Oh I can't wait to try this I think adding a nail brush you know the wooden ones would be really cute or a little garden style charm with the tag-thank you for sharing

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  38. Great home goods ideas! I have been blogging my home design projects on http://sabineshome.com What do you suggest using for home decor?

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  40. I love this!!! And I love your blog! I have added you to my blog love online magazine on Scoop http://www.scoop.it/t/blog-love

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    Sincerely,

    Shelley Novotny
    http://xeeme.com/ShelleyNovotny

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  41. Oh I also put you on my Pinterest Board.

    http://pinterest.com/ShelleyNovonty/blogs-decor-home-lifestyle/

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  43. Can you tell me how what is the shelf- life for this scrub? If I give it for Christmas, will it last through next summer? THanks

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