Try a natural facial scrub! You’ll never want to go back to that stuff from the store. And when you make it yourself, you won’t just be saving money, you’ll be taking better care of your skin. Organic plant-based ingredients nourish and protect your skin naturally and give you the added benefit of knowing exactly what’s in them–and you can probably find it all right now in your kitchen.
The brown sugar in this recipe is the exfoliant. The olive oil is for the moisturizer. Honey is a natural antibacterial (as well as another moisturizer), and vanilla is for the added scent.
These measurements are by volume.
How to make Brown Sugar Scrub:
2 cups brown sugar (lightly packed)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Place the brown sugar in a medium-size bowl.
Add the olive oil.
You can use any other plant-based oils in place of the olive oil, such as coconut oil, sunflower oil, or almond oil, to name a few.
Add the honey.
Honey not only moisturizes your skin, it helps hold moisture in.
Add the vanilla.
Stir to combine.
Scoop mixture into a container. This recipe will fit a pint-size jar perfectly. (You could also divide it into two half-pints. Keep one for yourself and give the other away!)
A homemade natural scrub makes a great gift. Add a bit of ribbon or raffia to make it pretty.
Store-bought beauty products contain synthetic ingredients to hold mixtures together. Your all-natural scrub will separate. Stir before each use. Moisten your face with warm water, scoop out a bit of the scrub, and apply to your skin. Work it in gently–you can even leave it on for 10 or 15 minutes to increase the nourishing benefits before washing off with warm water. Use a couple times a week and you won’t believe how soft your skin will be! I love this stuff. It makes me feel as if I’ve had an expensive spa treatment–and it’s practically free.
Note: This keeps well (easily as long as it takes to use this amount) and doesn’t need to be refrigerated.