How to make nourishing facial scrubs with ingredients in your kitchen cabinet

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DIY facial scrubs

It's easy to make nourishing homemade facial scrubs for glowing skin. Just combine a few basic ingredients, apply, and wash off with warm water.

Choose one or two dry ingredients (such as ground oats or nuts) and mix with a wet ingredients (such as oil or water). Mix approximately 1 tablespoon of dry ingredients to 1 teaspoon of liquid/wet ingredients. This works out to roughly 3:1 ratio (three parts dry to one part wet). The emphasis here is on roughly. Your goal is to create a paste that will hold together.

These scrubs are intended for immediate use and not generally suitable for storage. So, jut make enough to use right away.

Some ideas for dry and wet ingredients:

Dry ingredients

  • Oat bran
  • Baking Soda
  • Almond meal (finely ground almonds)
  • Sunflower seeds, finely ground
  • Oats, finely ground
  • Cornmeal
  • Wheat germ
  • White Cosmetic Clay – good for sensitive skin
  • Dried herbs, ground
    Choose herbs such as: calendula petals, chamomile flowers, peppermint leaves, lemon balm, lavender, or rose petals

Wet ingredients

  • Water
  • Milk
  • Cream (for dry skin)
  • Yogurt
  • Avocado, mashed
  • Strawberries, mashed
  • Bananas, mashed
  • Honey
  • Herbal Tea – such as chamomile or peppermint.

3 examples of nourishing, DIY facial scrubs:

Corn and Honey Scrubber

1 Tablespoon cornmeal
½ teaspoon honey
Enough water to make a paste

Honey-Almond Scrub

1 tablespoon ground almonds
1 teaspoon honey
Add water if necessary

Herbal Oat Scrub

1 tablespoon ground oats
1 teaspoon freshly brewed chamomile tea

This is an excerpt from my eBook, Simple Scrubs to Make and Give

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Stacy Karen

Stacy is a DIY obsessed, healthy living advocate. A preacher's wife and mom of three, she loves to encourage others to live a natural lifestyle.

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  2. I love to switch between natural skin care products as well as my Solvaderm. Thanks for this great recipe, I am not really that comfortable in using commercially made exfoliating scrubs. I hope that your recipe if gentle enough 🙂