• Stephanie Ann Ferguson

DIY Beauty: Facial Scrubs

It's that time of year again. Heat in the house and wool sweaters pulling luminosity out of your skin?

Never fear lovely! Here are a few things you can do to show your skin some love--in the comfort of your own home!

Citrus Honey Scrub

1/2 tsp honey (moisturizing, antimicrobial, antioxidant, cleansing)

1/8 C grapeseed oil (anti-aging, moisture, even skin tone)

1/2 C Raw Stevia or Organic Granulated Coconut Sugar (exfoliation, moisture)

1 tsp citrus (lemon or orange )zest (fruit enzymes, vitamins, scar reducing)

Mix all ingredients and massage gently in a circular motion for about 2 minutes and rinse with cool water (this helps retain moisture).

Honey is a great humectant (draws moisture into the skin), sugar gently buffs away dead skin cells, grapeseed oil moisturizes and the citrus provides beneficial live enzymes and an invigorating scent. Store in the refrigerator.

Oatmeal Brown Sugar Scrub

2 T. ground gluten free oats (cleansing, exfoliating, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, moisturizing)

2 tsp. brown sugar (glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy, moisturizes, toxin protection)

1 tsp. baking soda (detoxifying, exfoliation)

2 T. aloe vera (calming, anti-fungal, balance complexion)

1 tsp. lemon juice (fruit acids, essential enzymes and scar reducing)

Mix and apply to damp face. Gently massage in a circular motion for about 2 minutes. Rinse with cool water (to retain moisture).

*You can even triple this recipe to make a gentle body scrub. Store in the refrigerator. After exfoliating, be sure to apply a great organic facial moisturizer.

Spiced Pumpkin Sugar Scrub

1 C Organic Raw Stevia or Granulated Coconut Sugar (gentle exfoliation, promote cell turnover)

1/4 C organic cold-pressed olive oil (antioxidant-rich, moisturizing)

1/4 C organic canned or fresh pumpkin (exfoliation, cell renewal)

1/8 tsp ground organic nutmeg (anti-inflammatory, detoxifying)

1/8 tsp ground organic cinnamon (anti-fungal, increases circulation)

1/8 tsp ground organic cloves (anti-inflammatory, detoxifying)

1/8 tsp ground organic ginger (promote elasticity, anti-inflammatory)

Mix together and apply to clean, damp skin. Massage gently in a circular motion for about 2 minutes and rinse with cool water. The sugar gently exfoliates your skin while the olive oil replenishes.

This smells completely delicious and is beneficial to your skin in many ways! This homemade scrub is safe for your face and body. Store any leftover scrub in the refrigerator.

Enjoy lovelies!

Be Healthy. Live Beautifully.

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