I bet you were just sitting around wondering, “What do you get when you mix Dawn Hand Renewal Dishwashing Liquid and Sugar?” Well, I’ve got the answer! This dynamic duo makes the best sugar hand scrub, plus it’s super easy to make and replenish. Equip yourself with this recipe for DIY Dawn Hand Renewal Sugar Hand Scrub and you’ll never buy store-bought hand scrubs again!
DIY Dawn Hand Renewal Sugar Hand Scrub
I had previously shared this recipe back in December and it’s been so hugely popular here on The Birch Cottage and on Hometalk, I thought I’d share this update with you. Although you’ve probably seen many different hand scrubs on Pinterest, I’m telling you this is one hand scrub you’ve just got to try! In fact, I made this DIY Sugar Hand Scrub this past year as a Christmas gift to some very special men in our family. My guys love to wash their hands with Dawn Dish Soap – no matter how greasy or grimy their hands, Dawn always does the job! Plus, the winter weather here in Ohio can be pretty harsh on hands. The little bit of extra moisturizer and scent that the Dawn Hand Renewal Dishwashing Liquid provides, is an added bonus.
Of course this DIY Sugar Hand Scrub is perfect for all the ladies as well. It is amazing! And will truly leave your hands smooth, silky and soft. Just be sure to rinse your hands well to avoid any sticky residue.
Dawn Hand Renewal Sugar Hand Scrub Supplies:
- Dawn Hand Renewal Dishwashing Liquid
- Canning Jars or Decorative Jars
- Spoon (or something to stir with)
- Labels (optional)
- Twine or decorative ribbon (optional)
Dawn Hand Renewal Sugar Hand Scrub Directions:
Add Dawn Hand Renewal Dishwashing Liquid to the bottom ring of the jar.
Stir the sugar and dishwashing liquid until blended well.
You may need to add more sugar or dish Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Washing Liquid to fill your jar. I prefer the hand scrub to be a little on the thick side, so I tend to add maybe 1/4 cup more sugar and blend that well into the mixture.
Now you are ready to add labels to your jars. I created some labels with Photoshop and printed them out on card stock paper. I then cut out the circles and laid them on top of the lid before screwing on the band. This way, I didn’t have to mess with sticky labels that won’t stick or tags that would fall off.
I created two sets of labels actually. One that was for the “Peach Almond” and one for the “Pomegranate” Sugar Hand Scrub. Since my latch bast of sugar scrub was made at Christmas gifts, I created my snowflake themed labels. You can read all about these labels and even download them from this post from December.
I then tied some twine around the jar ring to finish off my DIY Dawn Hand Renewal Sugar Hand Scrub. Although I made my sugar scrub as a Christmas gift, it would make a great gift for just about any occasion like: Mother’s Day, birthdays, Father’s Day, bridal shower or just because. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tutorial and I look forward to seeing you again here on The Birch Cottage.
FAQs – DIY Dawn Hand Renewal Sugar Hand Scrub
By the way, I’ve had a lot of questions about my sugar scrub. So, I thought I’d address those here.
Q. What is the ratio of sugar to dish soap?
A. A good ratio would be 1 cup white sugar to 1/3 cup Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soap.
Q. What is the shelf life of the DIY Dawn Hand Renewal Sugar Hand Scrub?
A. My best guess is that it would have a shelf life of approximately one year, which is the shelf life of the dish soap. Sugar has a shelf life of infinity (assuming it’s stored properly). So, in the case of the sugar scrub, I think it’s safe to assume the shelf life of approximately one year.
Q. Can I make a big batch of the hand scrub?
A. Yes! When making a big batch, I recommend mixing the sugar and dish soap in a large bowl and then pouring or scooping the sugar scrub into your individual containers. Just use the 1 cup white sugar to 1/3 cup Dawn Hand Renewal Dish Soap ratio.
Q. Can I mix the scrub and scrub up in a blender or food processor?
A. No! Trust me, you do not want to mix this up in the blender or food processor or in a stand mixer or hand mixer. Just use your handy dandy wooden spoon and mix by hand. The blender/food processor/mixer just introduces way too much air into scrub. You’ll want to simply fold the soap into the sugar and mix gently using a wooden or large spoon.
Q. The soap and sugar are separating, what do I do?
A. It is normal to have some separation of soap and sugar. I believe this mostly happens when there is too much soap in the scrub. You can simply take a spoon and gently stir the scrub to incorporate the soap into the sugar. You may even add a little more sugar to your scrub and then stir well.
If you have questions about the DIY Dawn Hand Renewal Sugar Hand Scrub, please feel free to ask away. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll certainly try to find the answer for you.
Til next time…