Sugar Face Scrub Recipes. Best Face Scrub Recipes for Face, Body and Feet
Best Face Scrubs - Body Scrubs, Sugar Face Scrubs And More
Get to know your skin and you will soon be on the way to achieving that fresh and wholesome look we all dream of. To have great looking skin we can do a couple of simple things: watch what we eat and have a daily skin care routine. Exfoliating and homemade scrubs are a real tonic for rejuvenating the skin. The more natural you can make your skin care the better. The more natural foods you can eat (i.e. not processed) the better.
Why is all natural skin care better?
It makes sense really that our bodies like products and foods that don’t contain any preservatives and that aren’t heavily processed. Most people are now aware of how too much processed foods are not good for health; this is the same for skin care. The only reasons some ingredients in skin care are there are to actually pump up the volume and to give it a longer shelf life. What’s the point when you can create your own exfoliating homemade scrubs and moisturizers very easily at home? (And at half the cost)
Another interesting point to make about preservatives in skin care and food is - why? Why do we have this inner desire to have something on the shelf for so long? It’s just a complete waste especially when nature has already given us what we need. Check these scrubs out to see how easy and simple natural homemade skin care recipes are to create:
Think these are not as good as applying expensive skin care products to your skin? Think again, they are loaded with beneficial nutrients like antioxidants, vitamins, exfoliant peel active ingredients and regenerative properties.
If you've ever heard of products that contain papaya or pineapple and fruit acids, you'll know they promise smoother rejuvenated skin or a younger complexion. Well many natural masks also contain the enzymes and fruit acids these products contain, often in stronger concentrations.
They nourish your skin with anti-oxidants to repair and protect skin. They also remove the tops layers of skin and stimulate new cell and collagen production.
Use fruit masks, serums and mask recipes as bases and add granular or chemical additives like sugar, oatmeal, jojoba beads or salt to make a soothing scrub.
Then add essential oils to really boost their potency if you wish.
Anti-aging Sweet Mango Mask
1 small sweet potato
1 mango mashed
5 tablespoons of honey
You can mash, puree or blend all the ingredients together and lovingly apply to your skin. Just leave for about 15 minutes and wash off with warm water. How simple and delicious is that!
Melon Cooler Salt Scrub
1/2 cup fine sea salt
1 oz. aloe vera oil
1/2 oz. watermelon seed oil or watermelon flesh
1 Tablespoon Carrot Root Powder or 3 drops carrot seed oil
1Teaspoon menthol crystals (crushed) or almond meal or sunflower meal
2 Tablespoon cantaloupe
Mix all ingredients together and massage gently onto skin in a circular motion.
Rinse off with warm water.
Exfoliating Coffee Plum Paste
2 Tablespoon ground coffee
3 plums crushed (or enough to mix with coffee to a paste)
Mix the ingredients together and apply to skin. Leave on for 10 minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water.
Alpha Hydroxy Scrub Recipe
1 cup fresh pineapple
1/2 cup fresh papaya
2 Tablespoon honey
Puree pineapple and papaya in a blender or similar. Add Honey and mix thoroughly.
Apply the mixture to your skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for no more than 5 minutes (less if you have sensitive skin), then rinse off with warm water.
Basic Oatmeal Scrub
1 Teaspoon ground oatmeal
1⁄2 Teaspoon cider vinegar or water and fruit juice mixed together 1⁄2 and 1⁄2
Enough oil (olive, almond, wheatgerm, coconut, apricot etc) to make a paste.
Apply to skin in a gentle circular motion then rinse off with warm water.
Brown Sugar Scrub
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 Tablespoon milk
1 drop almond oil
Heat over low heat until a paste forms. Add Almond Oil, stirring in and allow to cool. Spread on hands, leave on for about 10 minutes, then gently scrub. Rinse off with warm water.
Edible Almond Meal Scrub
2 Teaspoon milk (powdered or fresh)
1/2 Tablespoon honey
2 Tablespoon finely ground almonds
1/2 Teaspoon chickpea flour (besan)
Mix ingredients together well and apply to face rubbing in a gentle circular motion. Wait for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
Homemade scrubs can look good enough to eat and that is the whole point of going au natural, what you can put on the outside 9 times out of 10 you can put on the inside. This is the ultimate in the mantra of good health – “It’s a balancing act”. This constant balancing act to nourish our bodies, which includes our skin, with no additives is just the way nature intended. We get so carried away and excited because we know that not only is this homemade scrub great at exfoliating it is also anti-inflammatory, calming and cleansing.
What great bang for your buck! You get cleansed, you get calmed and you get to look and feel amazing. There are just so many incredible recipes out there that work wonders and are just so easy to throw together. They take very little time and very little money. Just like this sweet mango mask most of us have honey in the pantry and if we are lucky enough a mango in the fruit bowl, but even if you don’t there is a huge range of options just ready and waiting to be whisked up so why not go a foraging to see what awesome homemade scrubs you can create?
It’s important you don’t waste another day not getting to know some wholesome, fresh ideas to look after your skin. Simple and effective, au natural beauty tips are sitting there, ready and waiting for you to use them. Homemade scrubs are your next must-have item.
Make your own rejuvenating masks and scrubs from everyday ingredients in minutes at home for smoother clearer skin.
Best Scrub Ingredients
Lightening, balances oil
Moisturizing, healing, antibacterial, soothing
Healing, antibacterial, regenerative
Exfoliating, reduces oil
Exfoliating, softening, stimulates cells
Exfoliating, softening, stimulates cells
Moisturizing, antibacterial, soothing, healing, protective
How To Make A Body Scrub
Use an oil base like almond oil, olive or coconut oil.
Add salt or sugar or ground oatmeal or almond meal as an exfoliant. For salt scrub recipes use mineral or epsom salt for best results.
Add fruit juice or pulp for an acid exfoliation or yogurt.
Add essential oils for fragrance and skin conditioning or repairing benefits.
Mix we'll and apply to skin before showering rubbing gently around your skin.
Wash off and use your favorite moisturizer.
Oatmeal is very soothing as is lavender oil, turmeric powder is good added to scrubs for acne prone skin, so is tea tree oil.
There are so many combinations you can use in your DIY scrub recipes...check out the Natural Home Made Skin Care Recipes book for more.
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