Hand scrub a dub dub (5)

You survived your first foray into DIY skincare, and I don't want to scare you away just yet. This hand scrub can be made with stuff you probably have at home already. I used to think hand scrubs were items you won/lost in raffles held at dodgy flea markets. Was I wrong. They are luxurious and transformative items of skincare, that I honestly didn't know I needed.


1 tablespoon (15ml) coconut oil (can substitute with Grapeseed oil) found in any supermarket

1 tablespoon (15ml) honey - depending on how rich you are, I would use mampara honey for this and leave the beautiful organic stuff for leave on products.

1/4 cup brown or white sugar

1/4 cup sea salt

5ml Lime juice

5ml dessicated coconut


15ml measuring spoon

5ml measuring spoon

Small glass bowl

Spatula/spoon for mixing

Container for storage

Paper towel

Remember to sanitize your surfaces and tools thoroughly.


Throw everything into your glass bowl and mix well. When I make any hand scrubs for myself, I forgo the spoon option and mix with my hands. After rinsing with warm water, I look at least 10 years younger, from the wrist down. There isn't a feeling quite like it. Hand scrubs should be introduced as therapy.

Decant into your container of choice and keep refrigerated. Use as often as you like, rub into your hands until you get bored and rinse off with warm water. This scrub is an anhydrous (containing no water) product, therefore no preservative is required. However because it will be used around water and possibly get contaminated that way (water is full of bacteria) please make sure to use it all up within a week. Not all mould and fungi is visible to the naked eye, and you definitely don't want invisible goggas causing skin reactions.

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