DIY Moisturizing Lemon Hand Soap/Scrub

This image shows a whole and a cut lemon.

This image shows a whole and a cut lemon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Happy Friday Perfect Shine Readers! We usually share recipes and tips for cleaning your house, your dishes, your car, etc… but sometimes we like to share some DIY recipes that give a little love back to you! Today we’ve got a recipe for moisturizing lemony hand scrub/soap. Keep a jar of this near the kitchen sink so after you tidy up or do the dishes you can treat your hands to a mini spa-like experience.




  • 1/3 cup kosher salt
  • Zest of 1 extra large lemon (or other citrus)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp pure lemon extract or 5 drops of lemon essential oil, optional
  • Glass jar for storing scrub




  1. Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  2. Spoon your scrub into a glass jar, and tighten the lid.
  3. Feeling festive? Add a ribbon or cute label to your jar!
  4. When you want to use the scrub run water over your hands, then take a tbsp of scrub and rub between your hands. Rinse with warm water.


This scrub also makes a fantastic housewarming gift!


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