Perfectly Pink: DIY Handscrub

I saw this DIY on Pinterest and literally jumped off the couch to the kitchen to make it immediately.  Luckily I had the ingredients on hand, sugar + Dawn/Olay hand dish soap. I have been using the pink Olay dish soap as long as I can remember, and have always dreamed of a way to use it more often, it smells heavenly!

Well, it was even simpler than I thought! And I have used it every night since making it!

Start off with a mixture of 75% sugar to 25% soap, stirring continuously.  Chances are you'll be adding more sugar to get it to a paste-like consistency. And that's it.

I picked up these little Ball jars at Wal-Mart, 12 for about $7, after not finding anything at Michael's or Goodwill that I liked. I found some jewels at Michael's on the Clearance rack for $.99, and thought they were the perfect finishing touch for a label.

It is very similar to a hand scrub I talked about here that I bought at Bath & Body Works, with the same texture, soap consistency, and great smell.  I will not be purchasing any more, but rather using this from now on. I cannot wait to find more at-home recipes for scrubs, washes, and other beauty solutions.

Have you experimented with at-home remedies and beauty treatments?


  1. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Holy crap! This would be such a fun shower gift for a baby shower or bridal shower... everyone can use hand scrub!!!!

  3. I've been seeing this scrub floating around on Pinterest, but wasn't sure if it was actually do-able. I'm definitely trying it now.

  4. Great idea! I'll definitely be making some now!
    Smart n Snazzy

  5. Great idea!! I've been using this dish soap for awhile too. I will be doing this for a pinterest party I'm hosting next month

  6. That really is a great idea! I'm going to try this now :)

    I'm your newest follower from the GFC blog hop :)

  7. WOW! I can't wait to try this! Such a fab idea :)


  8. Thanks for sharing this. I've done similar with raw sugar and coconut oil.

  9. Love this idea girl! We're not exchanging Christmas presents this year because we're all going on vacation together, but I still want to make a little something for my family! I'll for sure have to recreate it :)


  10. This is a fab DIY idea!
    I'll have to hunt around for a similar soap product here in Norway ... sadly we dont have that one :(

  11. Popping over from the GFC blog hop. I love this! I always make my friends gifts for the holidays and this would be such a cute one to make. Thanks for the inspiration!