Updated: May 27
Ingredient Sugar Face Scrub
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp organic cane sugar (or granulated brown sugar)
1 tbsp honey
a clean container with a lid
How you do it:
Combine coconut oil, honey and sugar in a small bowl, and stir to combine.
You can increase the ratios to make more of the mix. Store in a clean, sealed container for up to 1 month. If you live in a hotter climate, you may want to store this mixture in the fridge, as coconut oil has a relatively low melting point.
* This is an easy recipe to modify! Do you want more, or less? To break it down, it is 1 part oil, 1 part honey and 2 parts sugar. You could really sub in any oil or any sugar you want, but be careful using large grain sugar, as it could potentially irritate the delicate facial skin, if you scrub too aggressively.
How to use it: Use a clean spoon or other utensil to remove 1 tbsp of the homemade scrub. Rub scrub into clean facial or body skin, using gentle circular motions, for 60 seconds. Rinse dry with warm water. Use in a circular motion as the brown sugar will work to clear blackheads.
Remember, overusing sugar or salt scrubs can be damaging to your skin, so it is advisable to use natural scrubs, gently applying them, no more than every 7 – 10 days.
Honey acts as an antibacterial agent, as well as an antiviral and anti-fungal. And brown sugar not only exfoliates but it fights bacteria with glycolic acid. Paired with the antibiotic powers of coconut oil, this scrub will give a new life to your skin by rubbing away dead skin and cleansing your pores.
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Let me know how did it work for you. Any suggestions? Or modifications?