A couple of weeks ago, I showed you a simple, natural face wash that really changed my skin. Today, we are going to add one more ingredient and turn our amazing face wash into an amazing homemade, gentle, face scrub.
I make a small batch of this scrub and keep it in a glass jar. When you use pure, potent essential oils, you have to make sure you use only glass containers because some oils are so powerful they can break down plastic.
I keep the jar in my bathroom and use this face scrub once a week instead of the face wash routine. It is important not to overuse it. Baking soda has many benefits for the skin (we will go over those soon) but it’s also alkaline, 9 on the pH scale while our skin is about a 4.5. We want to keep our skin pH where it should be and not mess it up which will cause our face to become a playground for bacteria, so make use to not overuse this scrub (or baking soda in general on your skin).
To make this simple homemade face scrub you will need:
3 tablespoons of baking soda
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
5 drops of frankincense essential oil
5 drops of melaleuca essential oil (also known as tee-tree oil)
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Baking Soda – as I said before, baking soda is an alkaline substance that is a good exfoliating agent. It helps remove dry dead skin cells, has antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also known to help tone down brown spots and even the skin tone.
Coconut Oil – coconut oil is rich in saturated fats, acids, proteins, and vitamin E, all are big players in the reason it is so great for the skin.
Caprylic, Lauric, and Capric acids are three fatty acids found in coconut oil that have a special contribution to skin care. They all have disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. So when coconut oil is applied to the skin, it protects against microbial infections.
Saturated fats, when applied to the skin, keep it smooth to the touch. They also help retain the moisture content of the skin and give it an even tone by reducing the appearance of pores.
Proteins keep skin healthy and rejuvenated, they also contribute to tissue repair and cellular health.
Vitamin E is well known for its benefits to the skin. It helps repair damaged skin, heal wounds, protects against cracking, supports healthy skin growth, and prevents premature aging and wrinkling.
Frankincense Essential Oil – is known for its soothing and beautifying properties and its ability to support healthy cellular function. This oil is also an immune stimulant. It helps support healthy skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Melaleuca Essential Oil – this is the go-to oil for skin problems. Melaleuca essential oil is renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating properties, promotes a healthy immune function and protects against environmental and seasonal threats.
Here is how to make this simple homemade face scrub:
Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to a glass jar…
Then, add two tablespoons of coconut oil…
Add 5 drops of melaleuca essential oil and 5 drops of frankincense essential oil…
Mix well, and that’s it.
To use the scrub, take a little bit and scrub your face for a couple of minutes. Then, use a wet washcloth to wash your face.
Remember to keep the scrub in a glass jar. This amount, if you use it only once a week, should be enough for a couple of months.
I am just beginning my journey into the world of DIY hygine products and I am amazed at how simple it is. I am also amazed at the results. Since I started using the face wash method I shared with you every day and this simple face wash once a week, my skin feels better than ever. Smoother, softer, cleaner, and more even in tone.
Next, I’ll share with you a homemade face mask and a homemade face cream to complete the homemade, natural face line we have going on here!
Adapted from: Frugal Farm Wife
Lady Lee is a single mother of four, she was born in Israel and raised in an agricultural commune called a Kibbutz. From a very young age, she was very interested in agriculture and farming.
She is a former IDF fitness trainer and is passionate about simple, natural living. She now lives in NC with her four kids, dog, cat, goats, ducks, and chickens.