This scrub recipe was passed down to me by a friend. I want to share it with you because I really like it, and I use it all the time. With just 3 pantry staple ingredients, this scrub is easy and affordable to make.
Extra virgin olive oil – I’ve said it before; it’s my favorite beauty ingredient. It has similar properties to our own sebum, so it’s easily absorbed by our skin, yet it doesn’t clog pores. It also nourishes and moisturizes.
Honey is a great antibacterial. It is purifying, soothing, and helps heal and soften the skin.
Sugar is used in this recipe as a mild abrasive to help remove dead skin cells, and to smooth the skin.
I use all organic ingredients when I make this scrub.2 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp organic honey 1/2 cup organic sugar
Mix all the ingredients together in a container, until thoroughly combined. Make sure the container is has an airtight seal to store. Do not store this scrub in the fridge, as it will harden.
To use: First, gently cleanse your face. Since the honey and the sugar tend to bind together, making the scrub harden a bit, I suggest you moisten your hands with water, then warming a bit of the scrub between your hands to melt the honey and make it smooth before applying to your face. Using circular motion and very light pressure with your finger tips, gently spread the scrub all over your face, being careful to avoid the delicate eye area. Rinse with plenty of water, making sure all the sugar is rinsed off. While you are rinsing, your face will feel very oily, as oil and water do not mix. Do not try to rinse off all the oil. Pat dry to remove all excess oil. Your face will look and feel amazing. You will not need to apply extra moisturizer.
I recommend using this scrub at night, no more than twice a week. Please note: You should never use any kind of abrasive if you are breaking out. Doing so may irritate the skin even more, break pustules, and cause scarring.
Let me know what you think. Enjoy!