Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe! Just like Mary Kay’s Satin Hands!!!

Mary Kay's Satin Hands Copycat Recipe

Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe

I have a super easy recipe for you!  I call it the Satin Hands Copy Cat Recipe!  It very similar to the three sugar scrub recipes but this one only has two ingredients! You can make this as a brown sugar scrub recipe too just change the sugar!

You have got to give this one a try!  If you work in the yard, this is perfect to make your hands super soft again!   You can use this as a body scrub.  I don’t think I would use it on my face though.  The sugar can be a bit too rough for that.  This makes an awesome gift and it’s super cheap to make too! Oh!  And…  you’ve also gotta try our Cracked Heel Remedy solution!  It really works!

Be sure to check out my other Homemade Sugar Scrub recipes that are made with essential oils.

Items Needed:

  1. Dawn Ultra Hand Renewal with Olay Beauty Scent Dishwashing liquid (just like the one found HERE on Amazon)  Also, watch for a Dawn coupon. These tend to go on sale at CVS for only 99¢!
  2. One container – I found this one at my local dollar store
  3. Sugar
  4. Labels or ribbon for decorating (optional)  TIP:  When you decorate them, they make a super cute gift idea too!

Pro TIP:   If you have extra dry hands or just like super soft hands then you have got to add 1 tablespoon of Vegetable Glycerin to this recipe!  It will stop the sugars from hardening and it traps moisture in your hands!  I now add this to all my sugar scrub recipes because I love how soft my hands feel!  (I’ve had a hard time finding it in the stores, so you may do yourself a favor and grab some on Amazon here)


First, add sugar to your container, leaving some room at the top so you can stir it. Next, slowly add Dawn Ultra Hand renewal and stir.  Be careful not to add to much at a time.  You want the consistency to be just like paste or peanut butter.

Viola!  That’s it!  Now just seal it and decorate it!

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Here are a few other recipes that you may be interested in if you like to give gifts in a jar!

Homemade Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe In a Jar

Homemade Body Butter Cream Recipe In a Jar

Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe In a Jar

Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe In a Jar

Cookies in a Jar Recipe



  1. Cherie says

    I absolutely love Satin Hands! This is it!!! Thank you!! I have used organic brown sugar, a little bit of honey and vitamin E with it to help with moisturizer. Yes it doesn’t smell the greatest, so I added a little scented oil. Your a brilliant lady, Thanks!

    • says

      The Dawn renewal already has the Vitamin E in it! (not sure if you knew this or not) but it sure wouldn’t hurt to add extra for moisturizing either! Oh, I’ve also tried this with brown sugar too and love it! I will definitely try honey next time too! Great idea!!! Thanks!

  2. Rosevpetals says

    Thank you so much for this idea. I love scrubs and stuff for my body!!! I am planning on giving it as a mothers day gift.

  3. Lynne Guriel says

    Thank u so much for sharing this!I’m a postal worker and work outside.My hands r always in need of some TLC can’t wait to try this!!:)

  4. says

    Hi, How are you? I love this idea but I was just wondering if I could substitute the Dawn for something else as they don’t sell it in England. And if I can what would you suggest please. Thanks

    • says

      This particular Dawn has a moisturizing ingredient in it and it smells really nice. If you are trying to mimic this recipe without Dawn Renewal I would experiment with a soap that is not clear. I would even try some moisturizing shampoos too. I am tempted to do this myself too! I will let you know what I my findings are in an updated post. Stay tunned! Oh, and please let me know if you try it too!

  5. Cathy says

    Just tried this but we do,not have dawn in Australia so used a soap with a moisturiser in it and it worked a treat. Even got hubby using it on his rough tradie hands. THANKS!!

  6. says

    Dishwashing liquid for a hand scrub? Now that’s new!
    I always wash my hands with another hand soap after using dishwashing soap…don’t like the smell lingering on my palms. But i am guessing this particular pink color one from Dawn smells better.

  7. says

    Hi Kim! I added about two cups of sugar just enough to fill the container about 3/4 the way full. Then I slowly added the Dawn (about 2 tablespoons at a time) and I mixed it. I’m not sure how much I added because I kept mixing it until it became the consistency of peanut butter. If you add too much Dawn it will be watery. If that happens just add a bit more sugar.