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I am a dirty girl. A dirty, dirty girl. Well, in the spring and summer I am. When the weather is nice, you can find me outside in the garden every day of the week. Did you know gardening is dirty work? If you are a gardener, you know I am right.
I once read an old Chinese proverb that stated, “If you want to be happy for a lifetime, be a gardener.” I think there is no truer statement that this.
Gardening can be a lot of work, but it is also very relaxing. While digging in the dirt or weeding, you can let you mind go. You get to inhale wonderful scents that relax your mind. Plus, when the blooms are plenty, you can bring them in the house or share them with friends who could use a little light in their life.
As far as the dirt that gets under your nails and other places, there are ways to rid yourself of that. One way is to make a homemade gardening scrub. I love using products that I make at home, don’t you?
The recipe for the Homemade Gardening Hand Scrub is simple.
Here is what you need:
- An 8 ounce or 12 ounce jar
- Dawn Platinum Advanced Power dishwashing liquid
Here is how you make Homemade Gardening Hand Scrub:
- Fill your jar 3/4 full with sugar
- Add Dawn Platinum Advanced Power dishwashing liquid (leave about an inch space in the jar)
- Stir, stir, stir
- You may have to add a bit more sugar to make sure it is more like a paste and not runny.
Don’t forget, you can add a tablespoon or two of sugar to get the right consistency. You want it almost paste like.
How to use the Homemade Gardening Hand Scrub:
- Scoop a small amount out of the jar
- Rub your hands together, paying attention to the worst spots
- Rinse and dry (I like to use Bounty Advanced paper towels to dry my hands with – just in case I didn’t get all of the dirt off!)
I often use items that many people would consider for the inside of the house when I am outside gardening. For instance, I make an aphid spray using 1 gallon of water and 2 Tablespoons of Dawn Platinum Advanced Power Dishwashing Liquid (it works great on dishes too!) I spray this mixture on my plants and then grab a Bounty Advanced paper towel to wipe of any visible aphids. After about an hour or so, I give my plants a good rinse with the garden hose.
Don’t leave the soap and water mixture on your plants for longer than a couple of hours. I may burn the leaves and damage the plant.
As you can see, I use many of my favorite Procter & Gamble Household items in my garden as well as in my home. That is one of the reasons why I shop at Costco to purchase them. I feel good knowing that I got a great price on my favorite items.
I hope you enjoy the recipe for the handmade gardening scrub. I would love to hear if you have a favorite scrub or soap that you use when you are getting dirty in the garden.