February 26, 2011

Homemade Almond and Honey Face Scrub

I have been itching to create some sort of exfoliating scrub for my face for sometime now.  Today I went through my cupboards and came up with a few items that did the trick!  I didn't measure anything and didn't really feel the need to do so, you can pretty well tell from the consistency if you need to add more juice etc...

Almond and Honey Facial Scrub Ingredients:

Handful of raw almonds (approx 10 or 12)
Spoonful of raw natural honey (this holds everything in place and is super thick)
Half a teaspoon of course sea salt (great for getting rid of dead skin cells)
A couple squeezes from half a grapefruit (try not to get it in your eyes...ouch!)

I first took the almonds and crushed them in a mortar and pestle.  This will take a little while but well worth it.  You want the almonds to become almost powdery but still have a few coarse pieces in there to help exfoliate.  After crushing the almonds I added the sea salt and spoonful of raw honey, I then started mixing the scrub and added in the grapefruit juice.  After getting the scrub to the right consistency I took about half the mixture and scrubbed my whole face with it.  I decided to leave it on my skin for about 10 mins to get the benefit of all the ingredients especially the honey as a moisturizer...great for this time of year!

My skin feels super soft and clean.  You can play around with the scrub and add different juices, oatmeal and even yogurt!  If you have anything left over store it in you fridge in a sealed container, it should last about 5-7 days.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this recipe! I'm glad you chose to use natural ingredients for your beauty regimen. Its better to use organic ingredients to keep your skin healthy and smooth.

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