If you’ve been coming here for awhile, you already know I’m an old fashioned apron wearing gal who likes to put the homemade and home baked back into everyday living. . .
I already had a current favorite homemade product in mind to share with you.
It’s something I’ve been using myself for the past few weeks and I love it!
I’ve always been a keen gardener, so homemade sugar soap is not new to me. In fact, I shared a homemade recipe for one back here in 2011.
Since we moved to the resort, gardening has taken on a new dimension. . . it got much bigger!!
With over an acre of tropical rainforest to take care of, hubby and I spend time in the garden most days. This is heavy duty gardening and my hands and nails were showing those tell tale signs of hard working hands…. even when wearing gardening gloves.
So I gave a recipe I found online a try. The first two batches weren’t like the previous sugar soaps I’d made, so I played with the ingredient quantities until I got it the way I like sugar soap to be.
It’s a simple recipe…
Pop your sugar, lemon juice and zest in a small bowl and gradually add the olive oil a spoon at a time and stir to mix. If you find the mixture is too dry, add a little more oil.
Store the mixture in a wide mouthed jar and keep in the fridge.
I find the coolness of the sugar scrub and the lovely lemon scent is so soothing.
To use, take about a tablespoon full of the mixture and rub between your hands. The scrub has an exfoliating effect that leaves your tired and dirty hands feeling refreshed, clean and smelling faintly of lemons.
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