I made this gardeners scrub for my Mum’s birthday and she loves it and said it works the best out of anything she has used. I put it in a wide neck jar with a flip lid for easy access when you have dirty gardening hands.


  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 10 drops Peppermint essence
  • 10 drops Tea tree oil
  • 1/2 cup Dish liquid or liquid soap
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut/macadamia/olive oil
  • Zest of 1 Lemon


  1. Mix the wet ingredients and lemon zest together.
  2. Add wet mix to sugar. If mixture is dry add a little more soap and if too wet add more sugar.
  3. Mix all together and put into a wide neck jar.

Notes... Really easy project, a great gift for any keen gardener.

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    • 01 Oct 2015
      10:37 pm

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  • What an excellent idea just in time for Christmas


  • This is excellent! Thankyou – looking forward to trying this.


  • This is a great idea. Would also make good Christmas presents for the gardeners in my family!


  • Looks super enticing. Love it and thank you for sharing a great scrub.


  • Nice, great way to use some lemons off my tree!


  • a lovely thing to do for mothers day…wonderful thanks we will get some made!


  • Great idea for all the green thumbs in your life!


  • That is a great idea for dirty hands


  • this will be perfect for my mother in law!!!


  • sounds good enough to eat. This would take the glove smell off my hands too. Tropical heat and gloves mean sweat and smell and that is hard to get off but this might work well thankyou.


  • What a cheap, effective gift! i think i will use this even for myself as im trying to be more of a green thumb!


  • What a great idea! I have dirty gardening hands even after washing them. Now I can have a scrub test not only works but smell great too


  • This sounds like a great idea, for Mum and Dad who love gardening. It gets tricky when they don’t really need things.

    • That would be a great present to give them


  • Awesome! I make a similar one!


  • A great idea for my mother in-law.plus it look’s great! Thanks.


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