Homemade Moisturizing Hand Scrub

This homemade moisturizing hand scrub cleans, exfoliates and softens hands and can be made for a fraction of the cost of store bought scrubs.

homemade moisturizing hand scrub

I LOVE this pink, creamy, luxurious homemade moisturizing hand scrub. I like to keep this in my bathroom and kitchen, the two places that I find myself washing my hands most frequently.

Since hand washing is something most of us do myriad times every day, an enjoyable hand scrub is a definite plus! It is so easy to just dip into this luscious creamy cleanser as is is to pump a few squirts of soap~and much more pampering!homemade moisturizing hand scrub

This scrub is just like what you’d spend roughly $15 for in a bath store, but it can be made at home for a few dollars. Better yet, it does triple duty. It cleans (Dawn), exfoliates (sugar), and moisturizes (coconut oil) all at once. It feels so great, that one of my daughters told me it made her want to wash her hands:-)

Dawn with Olay is really key to this scrub. It is more moisturizing than other dish soaps. The salmon pink is a lovely color, too.

There really isn’t a recipe, but here is a general idea of how to mix the three ingredients. Just keep adding and adjusting the ingredients until you get the desired consistency.

homemade moisturizing hand scrub


Note: I keep this in a glass bowl that I bought at Hobby Lobby and this wood honey dipper stick. The wooden honey dipper stick keeps folks from sticking hands directly into the scrub, and it can be thrown in the dishwasher when needed.

If you try this, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments section of the post. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!


Homemade Moisturizing Hand Scrub

  • Fill container with sugar.
  • Add small amounts of dish soap, stirring well, until mixture reaches desired consistency.
  • Add a tablespoon or two of  coconut oil, stirring well.
  • Add more soap and coconut oil to thin; add more sugar to thicken.
  • Experiment until you have your favorite consistency.
  • Enjoy!

If the hand scrub gets “crusty” or crystallizes around the edge of the container, a good stir should fix it. It is great to have an extra container on hand to transfer the scrub to when the original one needs washing.

If you try this scrub, I’d love to hear how you like it. If you have a fun idea for a jar or container, please share (with pics)! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!