While stores like Bath and Body Works and Lush offer great skincare products, it’s often difficult to afford them. And during the holiday season, you may feel obligated to buy gifts for others that you can’t necessarily afford. This article is here to teach you how to make a store-quality face scrub for a fraction of the cost.

 

Strawberry Face Scrub

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5 large strawberries (or 10 small)
1 tbs lime juice
1 tsp almond oil
4 tbs salt

Add the strawberries to blender or food processor and pulse it a few times to break up berries, but not blend. Stir in the lime juice and almond oil, then mix in salt. Smooth this mixture over clean, damp skin and work in circular motions. You should leave mixture on for a few minutes before washing it off and patting your skin dry. This face scrub can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for seven to ten days. Not only does this smell delicious and work wonders for your skin, but you can eat a spoonful if you get hungry!

Here are a few variants to this recipe:

Banana Scrub
2 bananas
1 tsp almond oil
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil

Lemon Scrub
2 lemons
1/2 cup almond oil
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
1 tsp real vanilla extract

Kiwi Scrub

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5 kiwi
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbs almond oil

Pick up a container. Combine the oil, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Stir the mixture until it’s fully combined. Blend the kiwi, but make sure that they’re not mushed. Add the kiwi to the mixture until it’s well-mixed. As with most face scrubs, you’ll want to apply the mixture to your face and work it in with small motions. Afterwards, wash your face off with warm water and pat it dry. Store the mixture in the refrigerator, where it will stay fresh for up to two weeks.

Here are some variants to this recipe:

Papaya Scrub
1 cup mashed papaya pulp
1 tsp sugar
1 tbs oatmeal

Watermelon Scrub
1 cup watermelon
1 tsp sugar
1 tbs almond oil

Sea Salt Scrub

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Sea salt on wooden spoon

2 tbs virgin coconut oil
1 1/2 tbs finely ground sea salt

This is probably the simplest recipe in this article. In a small bowl, you should mix together the virgin coconut oil and finely ground sea salt. Next, gently apply the mixture to clean, dry skin. Massage it into your skin using a circular motion for one to two minutes before wiping clean and patting dry. While I would highly suggest you try to avoid getting this mixture in your mouth, it also helps get rid of dead skin on your lips. I would also suggest that you use caution when applying this to your face as it might be rough on some people’s skin more than others.

Here are some variants to this recipe:

Lemon Hand Scrub
1 cup white sugar
1 tbs virgin coconut oil
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
15-20 drops lemon or orange essential oil

Vanilla Lavender Scrub
1 cup white sugar
2 tbs virgin coconut oil
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
1/2 tsp real vanilla extract
15 drops lavender essential oil

Sugar Scrub

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1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup of almond oil

After choosing a container, combine the sugar and oil and stir the mixture until it’s well-combined. As with the sea salt scrub, you may want to be careful with it when applying it to your face, as it may be rough on your skin. After applying the mixture to your face and working it in, pat it dry with a towel and voila!
Here are a few variants to this recipe:

Pumpkin Pie Scrub
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 tsp vitamin e oil
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spices
Optional: 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup almond oil
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
1 tsp real vanilla extract

Age-Defying Scrub

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1 tbs baking soda
1/2 tbs raw honey
1 drop lavender oil
1 drop frankincense oil
1 drop geranium oil

Combine the baking soda and honey together until it looks like a nice paste. Then, add one drop of each oil. Place a warm washcloth over your face and hold on skin for about a minute to open up your pores. Gently rub face with facial scrub using small circular motions, as you would with most scrubs. Keep massaging skin with scrub for three to five minutes to fully remove dead skin from face and to let the essential oils work their magic. Rinse off with warm water. Your face may be red for a bit but this will wear off. Use this scrub no more than one to two times a week. This scrub is alkaline to the skin, so to even out your pH it is a good idea to splash your face with rosewater afterwards. This will naturally balance your skin.