May 6th, 2013

Bless Your Sweet Hands: Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub and {free} Printable Tags

Chalkboard hands, Helping hands, Dry-Your-Tear hands.  Hands that clap, Hands that guide, Hands that hold your hands.

All those sweet hands that influence our lives are in for a treat.  A Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub is the perfect way to say thanks – to moms, grandmothers, teachers, or anyone you want to do something special for.

This sweet scrub is easy to make, just sugar, coconut oil, lemon zest and a little lemon oil.  So simple, but it will leave your hands feeling smooth and wonderful!  We’ve created a label for the scrub, plus a couple notes to add to your packaging.

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub Recipe


2 cups sugar

1/3 cup coconut oil

lemon zest (about 1/2 of a lemon)

several drops lemon essential oil (you could you lemon extract)


Heat the coconut oil in the microwave until soft, but not melted (10-15 seconds).  Add the coconut oil to the sugar and work it in until completely combined and crumbly.   Add the lemon zest and lemon oil.

Package in cute well-sealed containers such as jars or tins.

Download links updated 3/15

Download the Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub Labels HERE

Download the Bless your Sweet Hands for Helping Shape My World Tag HERE

Download the Bless your Sweet Hands Tag HERE

Download Bless Your Sweet Hands for Helping Shape The World Tag HERE


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63 Responses to “Bless Your Sweet Hands: Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub and {free} Printable Tags”

  1. I absolutely love this!! Making it for teacher gifts!! Thanks so much.

  2. This is perfect for all the teachers at our school. Been looking for inexpensive gift. I love the “sweet hands” tag! THANKS!

  3. Love it. Love it. Just perfect. Thanks.

  4. Cute gift idea! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #11.

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

  5. I’ve tried these before and they’re wonderful! I love using coconut oil on my skin… it’s smoothing and soaks in rather well.

  6. I plan on making this but how long does it keep for?

  7. Beccylou – As long as you keep it in an air-tight container it will last several weeks! You’ll love the smell every time you open the jar!

  8. Thanks!

  9. I would love to use these labels for my kid’s teacher gift but for some reason I can’t download the file. Its sending me to dropbox but it says it can’t establish a connection. Is there any other way to download them?

  10. I would love to print these out for my preschool moms at church. However, your link is disabled and there is a message to contact you. Is there a way you could re-enable the link?? These are perfect for what I am doing. :)Stephanie

  11. Sorry Everyone about the broken link – still trying to correct the problem. If you email me I can send you the pdf files!! –

  12. Yeah – I think the links are working!! Any problem you can email! Thanks for following Caramel Potatoes!!

  13. I there a possibility of getting the labels in an editable format? I am a dept head and would love to give this to my team of teachers but would like them to say “the” world instead of “my.”

    Thanks – Mary

  14. Mary – I’ve sent you a pdf with the change made. Thanks to you and your team for all you do. If anybody else needs the change email me.

  15. Love this idea! questions for you: there are different types of coconut oil. I use one for cooking, but know that you can get it for stuff such as skin care. does it matter in this case which one to use?

  16. Amber – No it really doesn’t matter. I use the same one I use for cooking. Thanks!!

  17. Hello, is it possible to send me a copy of the labels you made with the word “the” instead of “my”? I also want to use this idea for a team of volunteers. This is a very cute gift idea!

  18. Whitney – just sent it to your email!

  19. I love the jars pictured here…where did you find them?

  20. Laura – the mason jars are one cup wide-mouth jars – usually at WalMart. Here is the amazon link:
    The jars with the latch are from Hobby Lobby.
    Good luck!

  21. Hi, any chance I can get these cute printables in Christmas colors?

  22. Hi, this will be my first time at trying a scrub and I don’t have any lemon oil. Can I use argan oil? Thank you!

  23. Where did you get the small wooden spoon?

  24. Janet – that wooden spoon actually came from Hobby Lobby attached to a glass jar. You can find cute wooden spoons on etsy!

  25. Hi, what size jar does the recipe fill? And is the recipe a single serving or how many jars did one batch fill?

  26. The recipe makes about 2 cups so just adjust according to what size jars you want to use.

  27. I am making this to fill 12 4oz mason jars. Would the above recipe be enough for that? Or do I need more?

  28. The Recipe makes about 2 cups of scrub. 4 oz jars are 1/2 cup so you would need to triple the recipe – good luck~

  29. When I try to print the labels, it prints out in 3 pages. Is this because I’m printing from the Dropbox? Is there a way to get it to print on 1 page?


  30. Aimee – send you pdf! Merry Christmas-

  31. Hello, what size are the circle labels on top of the jars…2 in? or 2.5 in? I bought 2 in and I fear they may be too small. Also, is there any way you could send me the file that says “the” instead of “my” as well. I am making them for my church workers. Thank you for a great idea!

  32. Jaimee – I printed the labels on cardstock and cut with the Fiskars 2.5 inch punch. I did not purchase labels.

  33. Such a cute idea! I’m making these as holiday gifts to give to a group of PTA volunteers on Friday. Is it possible to get the tags with the word “the” instead of “my” like you’ve done before? Thanks!

  34. Kyra,
    Can you tell me what label these print on? Size / Label # ??

  35. Also, will you send me the edit-abled label pdf? Thanks!!

  36. I made this scrub last night to give as teacher gifts today. My favorite part was cleaning up after making it. My hands felt so smooth! Thanks so much for a great recipe and labels!

  37. Thanks for the feedback Laura – I hope your teachers love it! Have a Merry Christmas!

  38. Hi Kyra,

    I was also wondering you you could email me the “the” rather than the “my” labels you have created. I am looking to give this as a gifft to several nurses who have recently been caring for my father.
    Thank you! Love the idea, thanks for sharing!!!

  39. Could you please send me the labels with “the” instead of my?
    Love this!

  40. I’m planning to make the scrub for the teachers at our preschool. Thank you so much for the idea! Is it possible to enlarge the “lemon sugar hand scrub” level to a 3″ circle?

  41. What a lovely idea. Thinking about making this for my god son’s teacher as a Thank you gift for the end the year. My question is how do you use the product? I would like to include directions with gift.

  42. I LOVE this idea! I’m planning on making up a batch tomorrow to give to my labor and delivery nurses! Such an awesome idea and I absolutely love the printable tag!

  43. Thanks Brea- they will love it!❤️

  44. Kyra, thank you for this lovely recipe and the printables. I had two hospitalizations recently and want to make a pampering set for the nurses, this will be wonderful. My guess is they probably would rather have this than a batch of cookies. Thank you!

  45. Molly – What a perfect gift, they will love it!

  46. what kind/size punch did you use for the scalloped gift tag?
    Making these for my nursing staff for nurses week

  47. I used a 2 1/2 inch punch for the circle tags.

  48. What an awesome idea!! My kid’s teachers will be getting this at the end of the school year. Thank you!!

  49. How much lemon oil do you use?

  50. Just finished making this for my kids’ teachers. Amazing!!! Thank you so much for the directions & printables =)

  51. i too was hoping to find directions for how to use the scrub…

  52. Cheri – to use the scrub simply apply a small amount to your hands and rub it in, then rinse. The sugar will exfoliate your skin and the coconut oil will leave your hands feeling oh so soft!

  53. I love these!!!! So cute!! I am trying to print them but am having trouble! It will bring it up to print but for some reason I can’t get it to print. Is anyone else having this problem?

  54. Did you just use regular white sugar?

  55. Yes- regular white sugar!

  56. Thank you! This is so simple and such a great gift.

  57. If using FCO how much would you use? Still 1/3 cup?

  58. Can I use another oil instead of coconut? Maybe olive?

  59. Yes olive oil will work but play with the ratio until you get it how you want.

  60. How many jars will this recipe fill?

  61. What a sweet idea! How long will these scrubs last, with the lemon zest in them? Thank you for sharing!

  62. This is such a cute idea! I included it in a blog post about teacher’s gift ideas. You can read it here:

  63. Thank you for sharing your sugar scrub recipe. I have a question about the coconut oil. Is there a particular brand
    or type you used? Refined unrefined etc?


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