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Quick and Easy Homemade Facial Scrub

A couple of times a week when I wash my face, I add a scrub to it. All a scrub really is is a face cleanser with an abrasive added to it.

I like to use one of the following as an abrasive:

  • salt
  • sugar
  • ground oatmeal (I just put a few tablespsoons of regular oatmeal in my mini food processor and give it a whirl)

I take a couple of pinches of one of the above and put it in a napkin and take it to the bathroom with me. Then I wash my face and work up a good lather. (I use black soap, but use whatever you normally wash your face with). Then I dip 3 fingers into the abrasive and work it into the lather already on my face, and scrub it all around to get those dead cells off. Rinse and moisturize as usual!

I’ve also mixed one of the above abrasives with a couple tablespoons of olive oil and scrubbed my face with that as well. Then I rinse with warm water and pat my face dry with a towel. I don’t need to moisturize after because the oil does just great!

I find that oatmeal is great for sensitive skin because it’s a soft abrasive, salt is good for oily skin or in the summer when my combo skin turns to oily of it’s drying properties. I find that sugar is good year round. Use what’s in your kitchen! Don’t go crazy trying to find the perfect salt, or sugar or oatmeal for that matter. (I use good old fashioned Quaker Oatmeal.)

By the way, this isn’t just for ladies, guys you could use this scrub too! (I’m slowing weaning Sexy off of store bought scrubs, trying to stick to a budget, ya know?)

naturalhonney mentioned in a comment on Homemade Brown Sugar Body Scrub post that she uses honey and white sugar on her face. Do you make your own facial scrub? What do you use?

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14 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Homemade Facial Scrub

  1. Mary grace

    Hi Savvy!
    Here’s my moisturizing and exfoliating facial scrub:
    ground oatmeal
    honey
    olive oil
    moisturizing body wash
    I mix all these ingredients to make a thick paste. Every night i use it on my body and it lasts 2-3 weeks! i store it in a plastic box and that’s all!

  2. Savvy Post author

    @Mary grace That sounds yummy! I’m going to add honey to my mix and see how it works out. Do you use this scrub on your face everyday? Or just your body?

  3. MandiFran

    I love making homemade body scrubs. I use any combo of:
    Salt (you can even use Epsom salt)
    Sugar
    A little baking soda (just a few pinches)
    Oil
    EO (I like Lavender)

    You can even use coffee grounds for body scrubs! I made my friend a “Morning Rush Java-Mint” scrub with coffee grounds, sugar and peppermint EO. I put them glass canisters I buy from the thrift stores or Wal-Mart for a few bucks. I’m going to try the oatmeal on my face as I have sensitive skin. Thanks for the tip!

  4. MandiFran

    I usually use Almond oil. But I’ve also used olive, avocado, grapeseed, jojoba – any of those good things!

  5. SisterBoyd

    Actually, I like to do the lemon and sugar scrub and then do my bentonite clay mask. I finish with raw shea butter. If I’m really doing big things I’ll use my shea butter mixed with olive, castor, and neem oil. My skin loves this.

  6. Savvy Post author

    Bentonite clay masks are so good for you! In fact, I think I’ll do one today since I’m stuck in the house. Do you melt the shea butter?

  7. mangomadness

    Here’s my facial scrub recipie:

    -1 tsp of white sugar
    -1 tbsp of EVOO/EVCO mix

    Quick, simple and easy, all natural and perfect for a college student like me. I use it once a week before my bentonite clay mask.

  8. Aline

    @SisterBoyd Im interested in what you have to say, but you speak to softly and the music obscure what you have to say. Its almost louder that your voice. You should consider doing future videos without music. Can you write down what you say in the video and share it with us? Thanks in advance.

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