Sunday, November 18, 2012

DIY Beauty - 10 Homemade Facial Scrubs




Baking Soda Scrub
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. Baking soda
  • Small amount of water
  • Mix the ingredients into a paste.
  • Using a circular motion, apply to face and gently scrub.

Basic Cornmeal Scrub
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. Cornmeal
  • Small amount of water
  • Mix and apply in the same manner as baking soda scrub.

Rose Almond Face Scrub
  • 1 tsp rosewater
  • 1/2 tsp almond flour or finely ground almonds.
  • Mix into paste and apply.

Oatmeal Scrub
  • 1 Tbsp. ground oatmeal (use old-fashioned oats, not instant)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. yogurt
  • Combine and apply.

Azuki Bean Scrub
  • ½ cup dried azuki beans
  • Grind beans.
  • Add a little water to the mixture and apply.

Milk and Honey Scrub
Choose your dairy:
  • 1 tsp Skim Milk (Oily skin)
  • 1 tsp 2% Milk (Normal or combination)
  • 1 tsp Cream (Dry)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp ground almonds

Banana Scrub
  • 2 tsp mashed banana
  • 2 tsp rolled oats
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp honey

 Honey Sugar Scrub
  • 1 tsp. of honey
  • 1/2 tsp. of sugar 
  • Blend in bowl. Apply.
  • Rinse very thoroughly, as this recipe can be slightly sticky.

Pumpkin, Sugar, and Spice Scrub
  • 1/2 cup cooked or canned pumpkin, pureed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

“Greens” Facial Scrub
  • 2 tsp organic wheat bran
  • 2 tbsp organic oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp olive oil soap, finely shredded
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 part dried lettuce
  • Shave your favorite plant oil-based soap.
  • Grind parsley and lettuce with pestle in mortar. Add soap shavings and mix thoroughly.
  • Whisk in the oatmeal and wheat brand and continue stirring until thoroughly mixed.

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