Spa-At-Home: Facial Cleanser and Face Scrub Recipes

Nothing beats the tingle of freshly-washed skin. It somehow makes you more prepared to meet the day... or the blind date your co-worker coerced you into, as the case may be.

Try some of these easy-to-follow recipes for homemade cleansers and scrubs that provide amazing benefits, for a fraction of the cost of those expensive brand-name formulas at the drug store. Making your own facial cleansers and scrubs ensures that there are no additives or fillers, just good, healthy nutrition for your skin!

Sweet-and-Sour Cleanser

This unique combination of ingredients leaves your skin smooth and radiant.

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice

Instructions

Blend ingredients, adding cornstarch as a thickening agent if needed. Apply to face and massage 1-2 minutes. Rinse.

Sugar-And-Spice Scrub

This facial scrub really is as good as it smells -- good for your skin, that is!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp ground oatmeal
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

Instructions

Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight jar for further use. Scrub face with mixture 2-3 minutes, rinse, and pat dry.

Thyme-to-Wash Cleanser

Reduces puffiness and irritation while gently toning skin.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp crushed fennel seeds
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

Instructions

Stir together thyme and fennel seeds, cover with boiling water. Add lemon juice, let steep 15 minutes. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator. Use a cotton ball to dab onto face each morning, and rinse.

Oatmeal Exfoliating Scrub

A quick and easy exfoliator for beauty emergencies!

Ingredients

  • 2 heaped tsp fine oatmeal
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Instructions

Mix oatmeal and baking soda, add enough water to make a thick paste. Rub over face, rinse, pat dry.

Honey Cleanser

Softens skin and seals in moisture.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup glycerin
  • 1 Tbsp liquid soap

Instructions

Combine until well blended, pour into small bottle for future use. Apply small amount to washcloth or face sponge, rub onto face, rinse with warm water. Pat dry.

Citrus Scrubbing Grains

Follow this invigorating scrub with a good moisturizer for optimum results.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried orange peel
  • 1/2 cup dried lemon peel
  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1 cup blanched almonds

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a blender and whirl until reduced to fine powder. Store in an airtight container for future use. Moisten grains in the palm of your hand with a little water, scrub over face in circular motions, rinse with warmish water, pat face dry.

Coconut Cleanser

A moisture-rich and nutritious treat for your face

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp glycerin
  • 2 tsp water

Instructions

Melt ingredients together over very low heat. When liquid, remove from heat and beat as mixture cools. Store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator to maintain thick consistency. Massage over face, rinse, pat dry.

Almond-Mayonnaise Scrub

An exfoliating scrub for dry skin.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/8 tsp mayonnaise

Instructions

Grind almonds in a blender or food processor to create a fine meal-like consistency. Add mayonnaise, blend on low only until mixed. Rub paste gently over face, leave 10 minutes. Rinse.

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Jenny30 2 years ago from Canada

nice hub! a lot of useful tips on how to make homemade skin care products! I am a skin therapist myself and I treat a lot of clients with various skin conditions. I have done a lot of research on skin care products. I have been using a great product for my clients that really do work. However in saying that, I am open to trying other skin recommendations for sure! Great ideas I have to say! I also personally like using two table spoons of baking soda and distilled water is a great way to get rid of acne and a safer method of Microdermabrasion! Also Coffee grinds are also an effective way to reduce cellulite and exfoliate the dead skin cells! :)


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ella 4 years ago

hi would the cleansers work as a daily thing?


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SallyTX 4 years ago from Only In Texas!

Great ideas and tips! I agree! Natural is the way to go! Voted up and beautiful! ;D


bella 4 years ago

Hi Maddie,

could you combine a scrub and a cleanser? I was thinking of adding my weekly(honey-sugar-lime juice)facial scrub and your sweet and sour cleanser because i never have enough time to do both and i always want to. i would just have to add sugar right?

Thanks


Bella 4 years ago

Hi,

could you combine a scrub and a cleanser? I was thinking of adding my weekly(honey-sugar-lime juice)facial scrub and your sweet and sour cleanser because i never have enough time to do both and i always want to. i would just have to add sugar right?

Thanks


GRace 4 years ago

how long does it keep fresh in the fridge?


meelyjorge05@hot mail.com 4 years ago

what about good cleanup...i am designer and a beautician wanted to know about face clean up...and proper step to follow........


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Maddie Ruud 4 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Hi Sumi,

Try the almond-mayonnaise scrub. That should help exfoliate and moisturize your skin.


sumi 4 years ago

My facial skin is so dry, but i don't have avocado. Can u tell me abt a simple mask


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Maddie Ruud 4 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Hi Sophia,

It's a common misconception that all oils are bad for your skin. Actually, it's just mineral oils you want to avoid, as they clog pores. Natural plant-based oils can actually help to balance your skin's oils, by inhibiting over-production.

Of course, skin care is very personal, so what works for one individual may not work for another. All you can do is try!


Sophia 4 years ago

Hi! I tried the oatmeal facial, and it softened my skin, and my breakouts arent as bad. i think im gonna try the coconut one, but the coconut oil i have is a solid. It's like a... lightweight grease.. if that makes sense? im not sure if it will work though.. any thoughts?


sandi 4 years ago

I absolutely love your recipes.I have really dry skin and mix 1 tbs of honey and an egg yolk for a facial mask for dry skin. For my friends oily skin I use 1 tsp of yeast and one egg white.Mix it together and apply. This might help some ppl looking for really simple! lol. Also the skin inside of egg I put on her zits for a couple of hours.Shrinks them right up. Thanks , sandi


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Maddie Ruud 4 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Hi Erin,

You can use any mild liquid soap, such as a facial or hand cleanser. Just be careful not to use something harsh like a strong antibacterial hand soap.


Erin 4 years ago

For the honey one, does it matter which kind of liquid soap is used?


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Maddie Ruud 4 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Hi Missouri,

The citrus and thyme recipes would be best for you. Thanks for stopping by!


Missouri 4 years ago

Maddie,

Does any of these recipes work for blackhead removal and oily skin and little acne spots?


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Maddie Ruud 4 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Hi Trinka,

In the citrus scrub, yes, the oatmeal should be cooked.

Tamanna,

The citrus and oatmeal-baking-soda treatments are best for dark spots.


tamanna 4 years ago

hi can u help me please.

i have dark spots/dots on my face which is kind of brown colore. please help me with this, i want to get rid of it. what should i do to get rid of it?


Trinka 4 years ago

I'm wondering about the cooked oatmeal in the citrus scrub... is it really cooked?


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Maddie Ruud 4 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

The oatmeal scrub should last pretty much indefinitely if stored in a water-tight container with no moisture.


Morgan 4 years ago

Hello, I just think these are wonderful but for the oatmeal exfoliating scrub how long does it last in the ridge if I made more than I need at the moment? Thanks again.


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Maddie Ruud 4 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Hi Allie,

It sounds like you were using too much mayo. You only need a very small amount to bind the ground almonds together. I hope it works better for you next time.


allie 4 years ago

i just tried the almond mayonnaise and it didn't work at all sorry but i put it in a blender and had it blended up pretty good. But the mayonnaise isn't making it sticks it needs more.I even had to try to put more mayonnaise put it still didn't work. I'm sorry but i'll try to do 1 more different cleanser. I may try to do another but i will or would definitively NOT recommend the almond-mayonnaise scrub to a friend, family member, or anyone else. I would rate this 0 stars. I AM SORRY I HAD TO WRITE THIS BUT IT IS COMPLETELY TRUE!


Charrie Parks 4 years ago

I used to have splotchy, rough skin until I started using the Rooibos Tea Face Scrub along with the Vitamin Enhanced Face Firming Serum from the Made from Earth organic skincare collection. It's lightweight, non-greasy, and instantly quenches thirsty skin. I've been using it for two weeks now and I have a brighter, extremely softer and smoother, more even-toned complexion. A little goes a long way, about a pump and a half accomodates my entire face and neck. It's affordable and VERY effective.


D380R4 4 years ago

Hello Maddie,

Any recommendations on glycerin and liquid soap products (brand) that work best for the Honey Cleanser?

Thank you,


nick 4 years ago

does anyone know if the honey, glycerin facial cleanser recipe has to be heated up when mixed?


fatima 4 years ago

could u pls give a cleanser without dairy pls because i want to store it for a while or take it out on a short holiday.


Amy 4 years ago

I have oily acne prone skin and hyer pigmentation marks I don't know which facial would help or work the best, suggestions please? I just want flawless smooth radiant skin.


nick 4 years ago

when you say glycerin do you mean vegetable glycerin? also for the coconut cleanser -- how long will it last shelf life wise? i am hoping to try and make one that i can leave in the shower.. it looks like the honey, glycerin and liquid soap wash i could leave in the shower. is there a special liquid soap you recommend? are you talking about a castile liquid soap? thanks so much and cant wait to try it


AHLAM 4 years ago

HI,my name is ahlam,and my face is oily and ruff,do u have any face mask recipes that can help me make my face softer and less oilear,

can u please help.


Bianca 5 years ago

Hi madie im 12 is it advisable for me to use the oatmeal exfloiating scrub?

And for the oatmeal would it be ok to use the aveeno baby soothing baby bath treatment with natural collodial oatmeal?


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Maddie Ruud 5 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Hi Kate,

The oatmeal will still be good for exfoliating, but the baking soda really helps draw the moisture out of any pimples you might have.


Kate 5 years ago

Hi! I want to try the oatmeal scrub to get rid of my blackheads and pimples, but I don't have any baking soda... Would the remedy still work without baking soda? Thank you(:


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Maddie Ruud 5 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Hi Kim,

That cleanser should last 1-2 weeks in the fridge, if you keep it in an airtight container. Just make sure you stir it up before each use.


Kim 5 years ago

Hi, I've just made some of the Sweet-and-Sour Cleanser but have made more than I need for one use, how long will it last for if I keep it in a pot in the fridge?

thanks


Maddy 5 years ago

Good facials they work good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

Hi, I found your hub so informative. It´s interesting to know that most of the ingredients we need are just inside the kitchen cupboard waiting to be use.


Melissa 5 years ago

Just wondering if I make a batch of one of these and store it to use daily, how do I need to store it and how long will it last? They're natural ingredients so I figure they only last a day or two and I'll have to make a new batch when I need it, right? They sound wonderful though. Thanks!


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Maddie I am so grateful I found some great Christmas gifts on your hubs of love. I look forward to whipping up and sharing the love. Thank You in a big way. This is perfect, if you only knew my time and budget. God is good. HUGS maddie and Merry Christmas to you and yours sister.


guy1973 5 years ago

i want to use the exfloliating scrubs do they work?


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guy1973 5 years ago from victoria

nice hub, so many natural methods


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Tiffany Latte 5 years ago from USA

I really like the citrus facials. Great hub.


Tia 5 years ago

I'm looking into making several of these for christmas gifts. I have a question though, how important is the sweet almond oil for the sugar and spice scrub? I'm pricing it at several places on-line and it seems to be $3-7 for 4 oz. or less. This becomes very expensive when making it for 6 people. Can it be substituted for something else.


Dakotah 5 years ago

Hey, thanks so much for these! I'm running a girls Bible study for middle schoolers, and the activity for this week was spa/facials, but I didn't know how to find some way to do it at a low cost and still have fun. This totally saved the night! I'll let you know how it goes. :)


Emily 5 years ago

I am so excited to try these recipes, they have a lot of great feedback so far, not to mention it won't cost me a thing to whip them up, but I have a question about one of the recipes, and if anyone can help me, it would be much appreciated... For the Citrus Scrubbing Grains, it calls for 1 cup cooked oatmeal, but then it says later on in the recipe to reduce all ingredients to a fine powder. Cooked oatmeal is wet, so how do you reduce it to a powder for the scrub? Please explain, somebody!!! Thanx!!


Erica 5 years ago

Lian,

Peroxide can help on pimples. The cause of pimples is the blockage of your pores and build up of natural bacteria deep in the skin. You would think scrubbing more would help but it doesn't break down what is blocking it and can make it worse if you scrub too hard. A cleanser with salicylic acid is good. A minor scrub is ok along with the peroxide and a mild cleanser.


Lian 5 years ago

what's the treatment for pimples?


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kazeemjames01 6 years ago

Highly researched. Thanks for sharing this informative hub.


ashley 6 years ago

thanks so much!!!


Ofelia Qui 6 years ago

I have used the Made from Earth Green Tea Cleanser since I was a teenager, when my mom bought it for me. Over the years I've tried many, many other cleansers and I always come back to the one from Made from Earth. So, now it is the only one I ever buy.

You can use it two different ways, either by massaging it over your face and then wiping it off with tissue or a wahcloth or rinsing it off with water. It is gentle on my dry sensitive skin and leaves it feeling soft and moisturized. It also removes my makeup, including eyeliner, mascara (unless it's waterproof), eye shadow, concealer, and face powder, with no irritation. It is very reasonably priced and a bottle lasts me a long time, usually at least 3 months.

I have recommended it to many people who comment on how great my skin looks and feels. I can't say enough good things about Made from Earth - so glad I found it!


Ashley 6 years ago

hey i really hope this works because i have tried every thing and it does not work! and if any of you guys have tried the (Sweet-and-Sour Cleanser) it would be great if you told me how it worked... and if you guys would tell me what worked really well! it would be great!! well hope to get back from you all!


CHARITY MATAA 6 years ago

I have been looking for a facial scrub that would stsnd a test of time. i think the honey, gercerine and bod soap is the one.my friend Mirriam loves too.


Cayla 6 years ago

Hi, My name is Cayla... Me and my BFF... Are searching the web, looking for some awesome new facials... I am 12 years old... and my Friend is 8 (kinda young)

Well anyway ~ We have been going to people we know and earning money... We tried the Oatmeal one... and It worked GREAT! can you please come up with some new Facials... and stuff! PLEASE!!!! we will be coming to this website every day! to chek up on things!!! THANKZ AGAIN!!!!!

love,

yourz truly...

CAYLA and FRIEND (does not want to say name) :) :) :) :) :D :D :D :D


Shaylyn  6 years ago

Hey maddie , im 12 years old and i've noticed you haven't been commenting lattly !! but i need ur help . i commented on the face masks thing and u didn't repley . i really need ur help .i have like smooth skin but dry in some parts , i don't have much to work with , um banana's flavourd yogurt baking soda suger um cucumber ... potatoes ... what cam i use i don't have honey or avvacodoes . or brownsugar or tea bags !! and i need another recipe for my blackheads !!! please comment back .


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midnightbliss 6 years ago from Hermosa Beach

wonderful recipes and also lots of good feedback, I've got to try those.


valentina 6 years ago

these sound great! im 12 so my skinn is getting accney. sounds like thees can help.....


Ashley 6 years ago

I will try the coconut cleanser being looking for one as i use coconut oil as a mosturiser.Will let u know how it works out.Thanks for the receipes


Tracey 6 years ago

this website is great for me and the kids


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living earth 6 years ago from UK

Great recipes,especially the sugar-and-spice scrub. I love your hubs.


karis 6 years ago

AMAZING!


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jamesmoralde 6 years ago from Florida, USA

will try those recipes! thanks!


Madhuri 6 years ago

Thanks for the beautiful tips, I will try Sugar-And-Spice Scrub & Sweet-and-Sour Cleanser.

How long we need to massage it? At least for 5 mins each?


vickiii 6 years ago

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scrubs evah they ah stelllllllllah


skin care advice 6 years ago

I actually like the Honey Cleanser, it really makes your skin smooth and soft.


Christina 6 years ago

Wow, i tried the Sugar and Spice scrub... ITS GREAT. Try it!!


jasmine 6 years ago

i like strawberrys and mangos do you have anything of that if you don't its ok but can you make that kid of recipes

thank you

because its gooood

thank you 2 times

P.S. i


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Flightkeeper 6 years ago from The East Coast

Great hub with tons of recipes I'm going to try. Thank you.


lauren 7 years ago

are there any subsitutes for olive oil?


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june688 7 years ago

I didn't know this .It's very useful for me.


kaitlyn 7 years ago

its ok but do you got stuff with mangos

I LOVE MANGOS


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Priyanka Swamy 7 years ago from Concord, CA

Thank you for all the wonderful facial cleanser and scrub recipes. I think I am going to try the sugar and spice scrub as it sounds really good. I have already used a similar recipe that you have for the honey cleanser and it works great.


Lynne 7 years ago

Do you have anything with mangos involed for this??? That was what I was looking for.


Lip Care 7 years ago

For wrinkle removal try egg white as a face mask.


Becky 7 years ago

I have wrinkles and sagging skin. Help!! Is there a facial I can use at home to help with these problems? I use over-the-counter creams and notions and nothing really worls. Thanks.


carolne 7 years ago

which ones do you use with which seasons? If i was going to rotate these, wht would be the ideal skin regiment?


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irene.trel 7 years ago

I am very natural when it comes of taking good care of my face and skin.Since then, I just wash my face with a ponds facial wash then put a white egg with evaporated milk, honey and lemon in my face,stay it for an hour.I'l do the same in the nighttime. I'l take a bath by using an ordinary soap then use a whitening lotion for daytime and moistourizing lotion in the night time.This is my daily routine in taking good care of my face and skin.Having a good skin is basically comes from within.


Lindsey Lou :) 7 years ago

I am obsessed with perfect skin. so have seen and tried every little home made facial mask/scrubs/moisturizers! well after trying them all i was inspired to make on of my own and wow .. amazingly enough it worked like a miracle :)

I used finely cut oats,eggwhite,bakingsoda,sugar,and honey. Mixed it all together rubbed it on my face and i waited for about ten minutes. i rinsed it off and my face was glowing and the next morning i didn't have one black head.

I call this mask the secret to a flawless complexion! xo

(tip: before u apply any mask always open your pores with a steaming washcloth!)


jenna 8 years ago

i am not sure bout the maynoisse one but the BROWN SUGAR ONE LOOKS REALLY GOOD


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Stacie Naczelnik 8 years ago from Seattle

I've used oatmeal and water before, but never added baking soda. I did it tonight because I heard recently that baking soda is good for sensitive skin (like mine) and helps soften skin as well. I loved the combination.


morti 8 years ago

i mean i tried the oatmeal scrub and my face felt so soft and smooth and it feels really clean i love it


morti 8 years ago

today i tried the oatmeal


ryder(: 8 years ago

Me and my friends decided to make a homemade scrub when we were hanging out. We tried the sugar-and-spice scrub and the sweet-and-sour cleanser. BOTH WERE AMAZING!!!

we are now obsessed with the scrub especially [don't forget to lick your lips;; its DELICIOUSS!!!]. the cleanser is amazing if you use it right after the scrub. then it will eliminate the greasyness left over from the almond oil. nothing stings or is irritating and everything smells wonderful and leaves skin UNBELIEVABLY SILKY SMOOTH!!!

thank you so so so much.

[use the scrub on feet, elbows, and knees too!]


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Maddie Ruud 8 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

2patricias:

I've used all of these recipes myself at different times and for different purposes. Depending on the season, weather, and circumstances, skin will require different treatments.


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2patricias 8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

Thanks for an interesting Hub. Have you tried all the recipes yourself, or just those appropriate for your skin?


wow 8 years ago

its summer so me and my bff spend the night almost every week so we wanted to make these and now we can


LTyler 8 years ago

Good tips. I've used honey in the past, just spread it on, leave it on for 5-10 minutes then wash off and the skin feels lovely, soft and clean.Can't wait to try the honey and liquid soap combo.


erica 8 years ago

i mean when i said i had didn't have good results the first time it was probably because i didn't use fine enough oatmeal


Erica 8 years ago

omg!!! last night i tried the oatmeal exfoliating scrub but i didn't have good results (probably because i didn't use glycerin) but today i tried the honey cleanser using only honey and liquid soap and immediately after i felt results...it was phenomenal!!!


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Sandilyn 8 years ago from Port Orange, FL

Good hub. I like your home made recipes. They are all so natural and with things that we all have at home. So many times you see recipes and they include ingredients that I have never seen in anyone's home!

I did have a question for you. I love to do foot baths at home. Could you give me a recipe for one?

Thanks!


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MarcyL04 8 years ago from MIdwest smack dead in the middle of corn country LOL

Great recipes!


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Mandy Dupuis 8 years ago from Canada

I just starting scrubbing weekly with baking soda. I let it dry on my face and then wash it off, it feels great.


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Cavyl 8 years ago from USA

Hi Maddie,

All your homemade recipes look interesting but I will definitely give the oatmeal exfoliating scrub a try. I used to use oatmeal on my face years ago because I had read somewhere that it was good for your face.


emmabalmer 8 years ago

The Sugar and Spice scrub sounds like a sensational idea! Thanks for the information. Keep up the awesome work :)


Linda 8 years ago

Hey Maddie,

I tried the oatmeal mask, and I know it says that we are only supposed to use it 1-2 times a week. Would it do any harm to use it more then that? And should we be using these cleansers everyday? Also, what is the difference between the oatmeal mask and the cleanser, they both have the same ingredients. One more questions, i feel the oatmeal is working for the acne, but what is the best recipe for acne scars?

Thanks!


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healthyskincare 8 years ago

I can't believe the amazing selection of recipes you have - I think I'll give the coconut cleanser a try.


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

Maddie,

All of your "Spa at Home Recipes" are wonderful. I added them to my hub on psoriasis today. I also printed some recipes out for me and my daughter to try. Good for mother and daughter time together. They sound so yummy! coconut, avocados, almonds, etc. Dottie


Brittany 8 years ago

dear maddie,

I have thyme and lemon but i cant boil water at the moment, will the thyme facial work without boiling water? just curious , your recipes are excellent thankyou so much , U saved my sleepover! we have something to do now, tons of facials to choose from!

thanks again


catalina 8 years ago

helen:

the mayo and almond seemed - well yucky at first, i tried it, it works great!THANKS! it makes your skin soft and works great one dry skin especially in winter

im curious about something, people have told me egg whites are good for making your skin shiny and clean with a "glow" does this really work, is this true?


glamorous  9 years ago

OMG with these recipes you can have a major girls night!!!


Julia 9 years ago

Hola senoritas!! Como


flavagirl 9 years ago

is just banana and avacado good


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Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Unless otherwise specified, the oatmeal is dry and unprepared. As far as instant vs fine, etc, the difference is in the texture and the amount of moisture the oats will soak up. Some sorts of dry oats can be substituted, as long as you are comfortable with the texture against your skin, and none of the oatmeal includes added sugar or flavoring. When a recipe calls for prepared oatmeal, however, it is important to cook it before using in a mask.


tutu 9 years ago

when the mention oatmeal in some recipes is ti dry unprepared oatmeaL OR IS IT PREPARED ALREADY???!

PS. WHAT THE DIFF BTWEEN FINE OATMEAL, INSTANT OATMEAL AND COOKED OATMEAL. dOES IT REALLY MATTER WHAT STATE OF MATTER OR QUALITY/kIND IT ISIN WHEN CREATING A RECIPE???


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Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Lucky for you, avocado and honey are some of the best moisturizers for your skin! Add to that the nourishing power of banana, and you're well on your way. Look above for the link to "Facial Mask Recipes" and make yourself the Avocado-Banana mask, substituting honey for yogurt. If you have no olive oil, don't stress... the honey works wonders by itself.


maddy 9 years ago

dear maddie

i need ur help! i only have an avocado, hunny and a banana to work with, but im too afraid to try a facial because my skin is VERY pimpelly and dry, what should i do?

please help....maddy


baby 9 years ago

i love facials!! lol, omg... me and my bff r having SO much funn!! yew NEED to try these!!!


Alli 9 years ago

Does the almond stuff work cause people tell me it works great!!!!!


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Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Helen:

Thanks for the comment... in this hub I've tried to give people plenty of options for easy ways to make a facial cleanser, and one of those is to take pre-existing soaps and add ingredients that will boost the benefits. If you've got the energy for mixing up your own from scratch, that's great, try one of the other ones, like sweet n sour... but for some people, a soap-based cleanser might be just what they're looking for.

After you've tried them, do let me know which one's your favorite! (I, personally, love the oatmeal-baking soda scrub, as I have acne-prone skin.)

Best,

Maddie


Helen Lacan 9 years ago

hey I will definitely give some of these a go but with the honey one it just looks like using soap with glycerin and adding honeu cuz ppl think it sounds good.


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Jennifer Chait 9 years ago

Hmm, the sweet and sour is really different; it sounds good but I'm curious about the sting quality. Is the lime kind of subtle? I've tried something almost exactly like your citrus scrub before -- it works great.

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