Homemade Face Scrub

An Original Homemade Skin Care Recipe

This homemade face scrub will help remove dry skin and dirt particles from your face. It's cheap and easy to make. Using a face scrub regularly will leave your face clean and smooth.

homemade face scrub ingredientsHomemade face scrub ingredients: Himalayan salt, almond oil, and essential oils.

This cleansing ritual will help provide nutrients to your skin and leaving you looking glowing, after only a few weeks of sessions. Healthy skin looks hydrated and young for a long time. A daily facial regimen is so key to reserving your skin’s vitality. Including this scrub every few days will do wonders for your complexion. 

Both sugar and salt are really good for the skin. There are several different kinds of sugars and salts, whatever your preference may be, this recipe it pretty much universal.

Since this is intended for your face, I recommend using a lighter oil like almond or argon oil. Avocado oil and coconut oil are a little heavier and may leave a greasy feeling behind, but they are still lighter than olive oil. All of these oils are very good for the skin. Choose the oil that is best for you depending on your skin type, and if you choose a heavier oil, try doing the scrub at night, so your face has the time to absorb the oil before morning. 

Essential oils are very effective at altering moods, relieving stress, or relaxing the mind. Choosing what essential oil is right for you, is a very personal preference. I recommend the ones below based on their relaxation effects.

Basic Homemade Face Scrub Recipe

Homemade face scrub

Essential Oils are very versatile. There are multiple scents and combinations that would work for this scrub. Here are some of our recommendations.

For Relaxation:

Lavender, Roman chamomile, sandalwood

For Energizing:  

Orange, grapefruit, lemon, peppermint

Good For the Skin:

Rosemary, Frankincense, 

  • 1 cup scrubbing agent (Himalayan salt, natural sea salt, coconut sugar, raw sugar) 
  • 3/4 cup oil (coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, almond oil)
  • 10 drops of essential oil (see sidebar) 

Mix all ingredients until throughly combined. Gently massage scrub into clean, damp skin. Massage in small circles around your face, and be sure to get every area thoroughly. When you’re done, rinse off the scrub with warm water. Dry, and treat skin with a toner. (Witch hazel or rose water make great toners.)

Sea Salt

According to Women’s Health Magazine : “Sea salt is laden with minerals, including magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium.”

All of these minerals are key ingredients in glowing,  healthy, strong skin. Sea Salt was even incorporated in spa treatments in Ancient Greece and Rome. It was used for its relaxing qualities.

Sea Salt is now becoming more and more commonly found in high end exfoliators. However, instead of paying all of that money, it is much easier just to buy sea salt and make your own homemade face scrub.

Raw Sugar

Sugar is much better for your skin on the outside of the body than ingested. It is said to be able to reverse aging in the skin. It lighten stress lines, and can help stretch marks fade. Raw sugar is very good for your skin. A daily treatment improves the quality of skin rapidly. Making a homemade face scrub out of sugar would benefit you far more than eating it.

Almond Oil

Almond oil is deeply moisturizing, without getting oily. Almond oil is my favorite for this face scrub, especially with sugar scrubs. Almond oil has a lot a special nutrients that help tighten the skin and keep it looking youthful.

Almond oil is best for people who have oil skin and don't really need any more heavy oil. I like to keep almond oil on hand as a moisturizer.

Argan Oil

Argan oil penetrates deeply, hydrating the skin. Full of healthy fatty acids and Vitamin E oil, it makes the ideal moisturizer for a homemade face scrub. Argan oil doesn't get greasy and leave a residue like some other oils

Argan oil is best for medium skin, not oily nor particularly dry. You don't want to add heavy oils to medium skin because it will just cause acne.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is said to help slow down aging, and prevent premature wrinkles. It is also said to help sun spots or dark spots fade, heal stretch marks or scars, and nourish skin keeping it supple and strong. Most people also like the tropical smell. It mixes well with citrusy essential oils.

 Coconut oil is best for dry skin that needs a lot of hydrating. Very dry skin soaks up the excess oil, and looks beautiful with coconut oil.


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