Oatmeal Cookie Hand Scrub Recipe

The ingredients in this delicious and decadent oatmeal cookie hand scrub will leave your work worn hands soft and smooth. The scent creates an aroma therapy experience that cant help but leave you with a smile on your face (and a cookie craving or two). A perfect fall scent that makes a great back to school gift for teacher. Each ingredient adds a spa like benefit- a little pampering goes a long way in the midst of a busy and stressful day. Mix up this hand scrub, package in a pretty container, tie on a ribbon and you have a lovely gift to bring besides an apple. This would make a great hostess gift, as well as a baby or bridal shower gift.

Oatmeal Hand Scrub

Oatmeal Cookie Hand Scrub


  • 1 ½ cups oatmeal
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • ½ cup coconut oil


Place oatmeal in blender or food processor and pulse until it is nearly powder.

Oatmeal Hand Scrub

Stir oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, and coconut oil together until well blended.

Oatmeal Hand Scrub

Don’t be afraid to use your hands to combine-the heat will help soften the coconut oil. Not to mention the added benefit of giving yourself a spa treatment while you’re mixing!

Oatmeal Hand Scrub

Package up in shallow mason jar or similar container for ease of use. This recipe perfectly fills the half pint platinum ball jars.

Oatmeal Hand Scrub Gift

Then just tie a cute piece of ribbon, twine, or string around the lid to dress up your gift our make a custom label for the recipient. This will remind you of a sugar scrub with the texture to exfoliate your hands but with a rich scent and texture that elevates this recipe above a basic sugar scrub.

What’s your favorite homemade gift to make?


About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.


Oatmeal Cookie Hand Scrub Recipe — 19 Comments

  1. This sounds wonderful. My granddaughter and I are planning on making some this during this holiday vacation. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  3. Soo…. what are the instructions for use? I’m not much of a scrub user. Also, how long does it last?

  4. I am always looking for handmade gifts and recipes like this! I bet this smells amazing and oatmeal is great for the skin!

  5. Will this stay good for any extended length of time?

    I’m always hesitant to give gifts like this, because I worry it will spoil by the time they get around to using it…

  6. I’m making this for 2 of my friends. I couldn’t decide what to get them, but you saved the day! Thank you so much for sharing!!! Merry Christmas!

  7. What a fun gift idea! I think this is great. It would be perfect to use after cutting onions or cleaning chicken. I always feel like my hands aren’t clean enough after doing those. Thanks for sharing

  8. This is perfect for winter weather when hands can lose moisture and be dry, love this DIY! Perfect for a mini spa day at home.

  9. Now this is what I’m talking about! LOVE a good hand scrub that leaves my hands feeling great and smelling great!