Home Spa: 6 Ingredient Face Scrub


I’m lost with face scrub. When I run out of my favorite… St. Ives Apricot, I get grumpy. When I’m without the grainy goodness, I feel as though my face isn’t truly clean and that’s gross. Spring is a time I like to focus on all things homemade and when I ran out of face scrub I decided to make my own. Using only six ingredients from my kitchen, I made a face scrub that leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean, moisturized and protected.


:: Ingredients conveniently found at Walmart ::

Why You Want To Use This Scrub

Honey – soaks ups impurities from the pores of the skin. Honey contains antibacterial properties and serves as a mild antiseptic which helps fight acne. Honey is also a great moisturizer that protects skin damage and slows aging.

Coconut Oil – is a nourishing moisturizer as it contains anti-oxidants and anti-aging properties. Omit if you have acne prone skin as it has a high comedogenicity number.

Kosher Salt – helps with exfoliation.

Baking Soda – is highly effective at removing dead skin cells without causing excessive irritation.

Oatmeal – Oatmeal is a great softening exfoliant. Oatmeal also contains amino acids that help heal blemishes and repair damaged skin.

Lemon Juice – helps revive dull, dry skin, remove blackheads as well as lighten blemishes.



1 tbs honey
1 tbs coconut oil
1 tbs kosher salt
1 tbs baking soda
1 tbs oatmeal
1 tbs lemon juice


In a small bowl, mix ingredients together to form a thick paste. Refrigerate in an airtight container. Discard after one week.


Have you ever used a homemade face scrub? What are some of your favorite ingredients?

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    May 5, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    I’m really going to have to try this recipe! I don’t ever feel good about using unnatural chemicals on my skin.

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    Holly @ Woman Tribune
    May 5, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    I have seen a lot of “recipes” for face scrub out there but have never actually made one and used it. Now you have me wondering why. I have been using a Neutrogena face wash for a little while and at first I loved it and it made my skin feel great, but now I’m starting to get breakouts and dry skin. I definitely need something new that will clean and moisturize my face, so I think I will have to give this a try.

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    Shelly Ismail
    April 23, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    I just love the idea of this natural face scrub. I really need to get down with that coconut oil. I hear so many great things about it. Thanks for sharing!

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