Semi Off Topic– DIY Facial Scrub

Since the holiday season is upon us, I thought I would post on my latest creation: DIY Facial Scrub.

I really prefer all natural products. Since I started blogging, I have learned that there is a lot of information available on making DIY beauty supplies!

This year, I made DIY facial scrub to give as a gift to people.

I hope they will like it!

DIY Facial Scrub

Ingredients:

1/4 cup borax.

1/4 cup baking soda

1/4 cup white sugar. I think table salt would work too.

1/8 cup Activated charcoal powder – be careful, its messy! I used about 6-8 capsules, but less or none is also OK.

1/4 cup Bentonite clay powder.

Optional: ¼ – ½ cup of room temp coconut oil

Optional: 15-30 drops of essential oil, according to your taste

Directions:

Blend dry ingredients together. 

Ideally, it is easiest to use in a jar that has a lid with holes and then sprinkle as desired on fingertips; add water to make it spreadable  and then gently apply to face and or hands.

Optional: For an added moisturizing effect, slowly add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil at a time and blend thoroughly after each addition until the ingredients are saturated and smooth enough to apply according to your preferences. 

Optional: If desired, mix in essential oils of your choice. Personally, I don’t like to use them due to allergies, but, tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties, and I love lavender!

Coconut oil may liquefy if the temperature is too warm, so store in a cool dry place, or place in refrigerator to harden.

Reference:

https://raising6kids.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/diy-body-scrub-recipes/

Here are the pictures:

This is without the coconut oil:

   

Here is how Yaffa and I blended in the coconut oil:
  

Here is the final product in a small mason jar:

 
 

During the summer, I used the scrub without coconut oil.

Now that it is winter, I am making it with the coconut oil. It is great for my hands and nails, especially my cuticles!

Yaffa likes to use it on her hands and face too.

It is only slightly off topic as in theory, the ingredients are (mostly) all edible!

Try it, you might like it! 
   

   

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9 thoughts on “Semi Off Topic– DIY Facial Scrub

  1. Lynz Real Cooking December 8, 2015 at 2:30 AM Reply

    Thanks!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Osyth December 8, 2015 at 3:16 PM Reply

    This looks absolutely amazing.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Sheryl December 9, 2015 at 3:22 AM Reply

    It sounds like a wonderful facial scrub.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Cooking For The Time Challenged December 9, 2015 at 3:53 AM Reply

      It is. I am surprised that it actually works, takes very little time to make and is made from very easily obtainable ingredients. My nails and hands are much smoother.

      Like

  4. Brewsker December 10, 2015 at 11:06 PM Reply

    I’m definitely going to give the coconut oil variation a go!

    Liked by 1 person

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