Enjoy the fresh smell of summertime lemonade any time of year with this Cheap, Easy, and Effective DIY Lemonade Hand Scrub perfect for hardworking hands!
I love to drink lemonade in the summertime!
This fresh, invigorating DIY sugar scrub always takes me back to warm breezes, summer sun, and enjoying a nice, cold, refreshing lemonade on my back porch after a day of chores.
That’s the inspiration for this hand scrub. While I always have something to do around the homestead, summer is the time for the chores that are toughest on my hands.
Gardening, mowing, beekeeping, cleaning… you name it!
Lemon is a great natural deodorizer, which makes this Lemonade Hand Scrub excellent to use on your hands after smelly chores like cutting onions and garlic, gardening, doing dishes, and more!
I especially like to use this scrub after cooking. I tend to wash my hands a lot when I cook, especially if I’m handling raw meat, so I need to moisturize my skin when I’m finished in the kitchen.
And I hate those lingering smells I get under my fingernails from smelly foods like onions and garlic.
Lemonade Hand Scrub takes care of all that. With a quick scrub, I can give my hands a little love and get back to doing more chores or relaxing.
This recipe also calls for coconut oil, which is currently my favorite oil to use on my body.
I always have some coconut oil on hand for cooking, and I like the mixture of bright, invigorating lemon and faint, sweet coconut scent in this scrub.
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I love to use essential oils in my homemade skincare recipes.
While essential oils are optional for these recipes, I recommend them for their therapeutic benefit, as long as your skin isn’t too sensitive.
A word of caution: Please be extremely careful using essential oils around pets, especially cats!
Essential oils can be toxic to animals. Please consult your veterinarian before using essential oils in your home, and never diffuse essential oils around pets.
Also, be careful using citrus essential oils. Most citrus essential oils are phototoxic, meaning they can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and prone to sun damage.
Phototoxic essential oils include:
Since these oils can cause serious burns in sunlight, either stay out of the sun after you use a phototoxic oil, or use steam distilled versions, which are not photosensitive.
This is why I call for Steam Distilled Lemon Essential Oil in this recipe!
Lemonade Scrub is great to use all over your body, but you must be careful using lemon on your skin.
Lemon juice and cold pressed lemon essential oil are phytotoxic, which means if you put these on your skin and go out in the sun or use a tanning bed, you may suffer from severe burns – even if you rinsed off the lemon very well.
To prevent this, use steam distilled lemon essential oil. Lemon juice and essential oil may also bleach out your skin (which some users may want to remove dark spots). If you see any unwanted skin pigments changes, discontinue use.
I still use lemon juice because I have never had a problem with this when using this recipe for hand scrub – plus, I mostly avoid spending too much time in the sun.
Be careful using lemon juice and lemon essential oil on skin. Lemon is phototoxic and can make your skin more sensitive to sunburns! Stay out of the sun, or use steam distilled lemon essential oil, which is not phototoxic.
Instructions: Combine ingredients in a medium bowl, and mix well with a wooden spoon. Add some chopped herbs, if desired, for added fresh, natural scent. Store in a wide-mouth mason jar for easy access, and use any time your hands need a little love.
I hope you enjoy this Lemonade Hand Scrub recipe!
What do you think of this Moisturizing and Deodorizing Lemonade Hand Scrub? Do you like using hand and body scrubs in your self-care routine?
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