I'm Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh growing herbs is a passion I've had for more than 20 years now. The Backyard Patch is my own herb business started in 1995. I specialize in fresh, amazing, organic blended herbs. Those for cooking, tea and bath -- and they are all home-grown and hand-blended. In the last 20 years I have gained a knowledge of herbs and their flavors that I share here.
It is finally gardening season so I thought this recipe for a sugar scrub to get the gardening grime off your fingers might be a good choice.
It is the abrasiveness of the sugar that helps to dislodge the dirt and will help to get your hands clean. Sugar scrubs are often expensive items, but this is one you can make for next to nothing.
You can use any liquid dish soap you like, the original recipe for this DIY gardener’s hand scrub used a pink liquid dish soap because they liked the color, but you can use whatever you have at home. It would be best if you used organic and all natural liquid hand or dish soap if possible. Dr Bonner's is clear and colorless, but Dawn will help cut grease while the sugar scrubs away grime.
Place a wrap of twine or ribbon around the jar and tie a bow to make this into a gift for the gardener in your life. Place a jar of this in an empty terra cotta pot with some gardening tools and seeds to give as a gift basket. Perfect for a Mother who gardens or any other women in your life who loves to garden.
Sugar and Soap Scrub
jar 4, 8 or 12 oz (the smaller the better) White sugar Liquid dish soap
and dry your jars toughly.
your jar ¾ quarters of the way with sugar (more sugar will be needed for larger
3) Fill the
jar with liquid dish soap until it reaches just below the bottom of the threads on the jar mouth.
the sugar and soap together.
more sugar until the mixture becomes a grainy paste.
To Use: Scoop out about 1 Tablespoon of mixture and rub into hands as a scour to remove dirt and grime. Repeat as needed to get hands clean.