Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub Recipe with Green Tea

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This lemon sugar hand scrub recipe is just the thing I need now that spring has arrived. This weekend I spent a bit of time outside weeding the garden beds and getting my patio pots ready for planting.  The ground was a bit cold and damp but in a few weeks I will be putting in herbs, flowers and some easy to grow vegetables.  By the time I was done with my gardening, my hands were covered in mud and I my nails would never be the same.  I spent 10 minutes scrubbing my hands with hot, soapy water and still couldn’t get that ground in dirt off my hands.  I decided that what I really needed was a nice homemade hand scrub to tackle that garden dirt.  I made up this lemon sugar hand scrub recipe in just a few minutes and will be using it frequently during gardening season.

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Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub Recipe with Green Tea

Homemade sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate the skin.  I chose lemon because of it’s awesome cleaning power and of course, coconut oil helps soften the skin.  Did you know that there are many health benefits of green tea for your skin? Green tea has anti-aging and antioxidant benefits that can help delay certain signs of skin aging. Sagging skin, sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles all benefit from a little green tea! Here is an affiliate link for some loose leaf green tea that I like to use.  Teabags will work well, too, if you have some of those.  1 or 2 teabags is probably plenty.

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub Recipe with Green Tea

Homemade Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub with Green Tea. Great gift for gardeners, Mother's Day or for anyone who loves soft skin and the small of lemons!

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub Recipe with Green Tea

This lemon sugar hand scrub recipe is perfect for gardeners, moms, or anyone who loves smooth hands and the smell of lemons!

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  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 to 2 TBSP loose leaf green tea, crushed gently between your fingers


  1. Place the sugar and the coconut oil in a bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon until mostly combined.
  2. Add in the lemon zest, lemon juice and green tea.
  3. Mix until uniform.
  4. Store in a sealed container at room temperature.
  5. Should last several weeks.
  6. To use, wet hands, scoop out a small amount of scrub and rub thoroughly into skin. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.


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