I’m lost with face scrub. When I run out of my favorite… St. Ives Apricot, I get grumpy. When I’m without the grainy goodness, I feel as though my face isn’t truly clean and that’s gross. Spring is a time I like to focus on all things homemade and when I ran out of face scrub I decided to make my own. Using only six ingredients from my kitchen, I made a face scrub that leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean, moisturized and protected.
:: Ingredients conveniently found at Walmart ::
Why You Want To Use This Scrub
Honey – soaks ups impurities from the pores of the skin. Honey contains antibacterial properties and serves as a mild antiseptic which helps fight acne. Honey is also a great moisturizer that protects skin damage and slows aging.
Coconut Oil – is a nourishing moisturizer as it contains anti-oxidants and anti-aging properties. Omit if you have acne prone skin as it has a high comedogenicity number.
Kosher Salt – helps with exfoliation.
Baking Soda – is highly effective at removing dead skin cells without causing excessive irritation.
Oatmeal – Oatmeal is a great softening exfoliant. Oatmeal also contains amino acids that help heal blemishes and repair damaged skin.
Lemon Juice – helps revive dull, dry skin, remove blackheads as well as lighten blemishes.
1 tbs honey
1 tbs coconut oil
1 tbs kosher salt
1 tbs baking soda
1 tbs oatmeal
1 tbs lemon juice
In a small bowl, mix ingredients together to form a thick paste. Refrigerate in an airtight container. Discard after one week.
Have you ever used a homemade face scrub? What are some of your favorite ingredients?
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