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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  • I’ll have to remember this!! Thank you!


  • this is an awesome idea! thanks


  • I wonder if there is an alternative to the Tea Tree Oil? It doesn’t agree with me.


  • Thanks for sharing; fantastic!.


  • Great, thanks for making an easy recipe to get your hands clean after being in the garden!


  • Great idea thanks for sharing


  • Great idea bet it smells amazing!


  • A gorgeous gift for a green thumb!


  • what an awesome idea. can’t wait to try this for gifts


  • Excellent. Will be trying this for sure!


  • what a lovely idea and nice and natural ingredients too.


  • another awesome product – thanks for sharing


  • What a clever creation. I know how hard it is to get dirt off your hands after a day in the garden

    • I find under my nails is the worst. I accidentally discovered that the shampoo I used on my hair got the dirt out after I had tried a few other methods.


  • I would like to try this I think the smell would be awesome.


  • The kids could put this together as gifts for grandparents. I’d prefer liquid hand soap than dish detergent, but the recipe sounds great.


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