Lavender oil Smooth Hand Scrub DIY

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Sugar and Lavender oil and all things nice make this indulgent hand scrub a real treat for the senses, leaving hands soft and moisturised.

Lavender oil is one of our favourite ingredients for personal care – aromatic, soothing and calming, it pairs beautifully with moisturising and exfoliating ingredients in DIY recipes like this one.

Why scrub your hands?

Our hands do a lot more than we think on a daily basis: cleaning, gardening, working, cooking.  The whole time they’re exposed -  without protection - to all the indoor and outdoor conditions we find ourselves in every day.  It’s no wonder they can get a bit dry and irritated, especially in air conditioning, hot or windy days.

Why lavender oil?

Lavender oil’s natural soothing properties are perfect for this scrub, which helps to really treat our hands with the respect they deserve.  As a bonus, taking time to do a hand scrub is a great mindfulness exercise; a reminder to slow down (and smell the lavender oil!).

You can use this scrub daily to nourish hands and gently lift off dry skin, revealing smoother skin underneath.  Sugar is a natural exfoliant and as a bonus, is also an ingredient most of us have in our cupboard.  Finally Almond oil is naturally packed with antioxidants and Vitamin E, which hardworking hands will love.

DIY Lavender oil Smooth Hand Scrub

You’ll need:

½ cup white granulated sugar

½ cup raw sugar

¼ cup Bosisto’s Sweet Almond Moisturising Body Oil

2 capfuls Bosisto’s Lavender Oil

1 tablespoon dried Lavender – optional

Mixing bowl

Wide necked jar or container


Add both sugars to the mixing bowl.  Slowly add the almond oil while stirring.  Add enough to get your desired consistency – if you like a drier scrub, you can add less.

Add the lavender oil and dried lavender (if using) and stir in.

To use, rub a little bit of the scrub between your hands using water.  Rinse with warm water to remove excess oils.  Follow with a moisturising hand cream if desired.

This scrub can be used anytime, but is especially soothing right before bed to take advantage of Lavender oil’s calming properties and let your moisturiser sink in while you .

Store in an airtight container. 

Use only as directed, avoid contact with face and eyes. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Keep out of reach of children. Discard any leftover hand scrub after 1-2 weeks.

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