Homemade Facial Scrubs

The beauty industry has a million products that will exfoliate your skin. Products that contain plastics, irritating fragrances, glycerin, parabens, phthalates and other questionable ingredients. These commercial products can do a lot of damage to the delicate facial skin.

The good news is that you can make your own simple exfoliating face scrubs at home, really easily! They’re inexpensive and good for your skin.

Simple Sugar Face Scrub

  • 1 tsp organic cane sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • 1 – 2 drops of water
  • 1 – 2 drops orange, lemon, lavender or melaleuca essential oil (optional)

How you do it:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Using the tips of your fingers, gently rub scrub into clean face. Take care to avoid the eyes. Remove by rinsing with cool water, and pat dry with a clean towel. Add on a layer of oil as a moisturizer, if necessary.

Coconut Oil and Sugar Face Scrub

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar

How you do it:

Combine coconut oil and sugar in a small bowl, and stir to combine. Rub sugar face scrub into clean facial or neck skin, using gentle circular motions, for 60 seconds. Rinse dry with warm water.

This is an easy recipe to whip up when you don’t have a lot of time. You can increase the ratios to make more of the mix, and store for up to 3 months. If you live in a hotter climate, you may want to store this mixture in the fridge, as coconut oil has a relatively low melting point.

Chocolate Sugar Face Scrub

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

How you do it:

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Lather generously onto clean face, rubbing gently into the skin for 60 seconds. Allow to set on skin for 10 minutes, if desired, then rinse clean with warm water.

Blueberry and Honey Scrub

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 tbsp honey (raw and local is best)
  • 1 – 2 tbsp sugar

How you do it:

Combine all ingredients in a small food processor, and blend until smooth. Add a generous layer to clean face, and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Rinse clean with warm water.


Lemon and Sugar Face Scrub

  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp organic honey

Made from fresh lemon juice, sugar, olive oil, and honey. This provides a simple exfoliating face scrubs recipe while moisturizing. The lemon juice may help brighten the skin.

Honey and Oatmeal Facial Scrub

  • 1/2 cup of uncooked oats
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops melaleuca essential oil
  • 1 tsp dried lavender (optional)

Honey, Oatmeal, Nutmeg, Lavender and Melaleuca essential oils are joined together in this simple exfoliating face scrubs. It may help to reduce breakouts, even skin tone, and moisturize.

Facial Scrub for Dry Skin

  • 1/4 cup uncooked oats
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup olive oil

Oats, honey and olive oil make this a little different spin from the honey and oatmeal facial scrub. But it’s incredibly simple and great for skin that is aching for moisture.

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