While there is less outside work to do over the winter, I will be working on my homemade products list. Right now, I am working on filling the bathroom with lots of goodies, all homemade, using as many of the essential oils we have made as possible. I would like to add that these products also make lovely gifts this holiday season. I have recently converted to making all the gifts I give except maybe some of the kids toys. I will get there with the toys, but not this year.
I will start off with the easiest of the bathroom products, sugar scrub. This is for when you have been working outside so long that soap just is not going to get that dirt off of your hands. You need something to scrub your hands clean. It has two simple ingredients: liquid soap and sugar. I took an empty food container and filled it about 3/4 full. Then I added a layer of soap, leaving just enough room to mix. I used a butter knife to mix it up. The sugar will dissolve some in the soap, so I added a little more sugar and a little tiny bit more soap and mixed it until I liked the consistency. That’s it, homemade hand scrub. I didn’t bother to scent it because you will end up washing with soap after you scrub because the sugar is sticky. Be sure to store in a cool, dry place; sugar is perishable!