I love to make my own hand scrubs, cleaners, and all sorts of DIY products.  This handscrub is especially hardy and works on the grimmest hands.  Mix the sugar with almond or grapeseed oil or really any carrier oil of your choice.  Add the 20 drops of lemon essential oil.  Combine all in a mason jar or canning jar of your choice.  For that matter, you can use any glass jar that has a tight fitting lid.

Lemon oil is a powerful cleaner.  The carrier oil will help get  hands clean as well as leaving them soft and smooth.  The sugar loosens dead skin cells that tend to hang out.  Try it.  You’ll like it.  Let me know how this works for you.

A note about carrier oils.

You can substitute any carrier oil such as coconut oil, apricot oil, or  any vegetable oil.  Don’t put off making DIY products because you don’t have something in your home.  You can change the kind of carrier oil used in most recipes as well as the essential oils used.  However, keep in mind that lemon cleans away dirt and grime, so with this recipe, I would recommend using the lemon essential oil.  If you don’t have lemon on hand, try orange essential oils.

Different oils for different purposes:

Lavender is an amazing oil, but may not clean dirt away as well as lemon oil does.  Also, the kind of carrier oil or essential oil you use in a DIY recipe will depend on your plans for the final products.  If making a cleaner for my face, I would want a higher quality carrier oil than I might use on my hands.  The same with essential oils.  Many have similar properties, but they also have slightly different purposes.  Lavender, often called the kind of oils, is versatile and has thousands of uses.  Other essential oils are stronger and would be used in different ways.  Educate yourself on the basic oils.  Follow blogs such as this one to learn how to use the oils.  I will continually post DIY recipes as well as tips and advice on the basic ways to use essential oils.

Shirleen Sando


Blessings, Shirleen, Young Living Independent Distributor ID # 1220898

To work with me, please contact me today.  rssando@yahoo.com
Shirleen Sando, Biblical Health Educator

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