Rough, dry skin sucks. Facial scrubs help to exfoliate rough patches, alleviate dryness, and deep clean your pores, but they can be expensive.
Why pay for something you can throw together in a couple of minutes using as few as two ingredients out of the pantry? Homemade facial scrubs have the added benefit of containing only natural ingredients that you can pronounce!
You also don’t have to worry about those tiny plastic microbeads making their way into our waterways and harming the environment.
To make a scrub, you only need ingredients from two categories: exfoliants and carriers.
The list of potential exfoliants is long, but here are a few that you already have on hand:
- spend coffee grounds
- baking soda
- corn meal
When it comes to carriers, your choices are just as varied:
- coconut oil (my favorite)
- olive oil
- honey (not technically an oil, but try it anyway)
- Almond Oil
- Jojoba Oil
Of course there are many other options, but if you start with these you will find a facial scrub you love in no time. As you experiment, think about adding essential oils like lavender, as well as citrus juice (lemon, vanilla, and sugar is amazing!)
2 Ingredient Energizing Coffee Scrub
Perhaps the easiest scrub to start with is my energizing coffee scrub. Two just two ingredients – coffee grounds and coconut oil – it is the most basic recipe but none are very complicated.
Start with spent coffee grounds that have been dried. Add the grounds to a bowl and stir in a couple of Tablespoons of melted coconut oil. The consistency you want is to add just enough oil to coat all of the grounds but not leave them wet. It should be crumbly.
Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour and the coconut oil will solidify again.
Use it just as you would any facial scrub.
HINT: It also works incredibly for rough elbows and heels.