Making your own natural homemade face scrub is so easy. This DIY face scrub feels great on your skin and it costs a fraction of the price of the high end stuff like the Rodan & Fields face scrub. In fact, I’ve had people tell me that this is the best homemade recipe for DIY Rodan & Fields microdermabrasion paste!
Save Money with a DIY Face Scrub
I’m in love with face scrubs so much that I decided to come up with my own DIY face scrub. Face scrubs can get pricy so I love making them myself. I’m especially a fan of this DIY sugar scrub recipe that brightens my face. When I do this 2-3 times a week before my regular night-time face routine and I swear that my face gets brighter!
How I got hooked on a DIY face exfoliator
It all started when my good friend, Kayla, sent me a sample of her Rodan + Fields face scrub with my face wash purchase. I loved the scrub she sent me so much that I did my best to recreate it on the cheap.
While this DIY face scrub isn’t the exact same thing as the Rodan & Fields face scrub, it leaves my skin feeling pretty similar, so I’m happy. You can’t really go wrong making a natural homemade face scrub like this that costs pennies!
How to make your own face scrub
DIY Lemon Face Brightening Scrub
You’ll need the following:
- old face scrub jar or bottle
- sugar, salt or a combination of the two (I use a sugar to salt ratio of 3:1)
- glycerin (found at Whole Foods or other health food stores)
- coconut oil
- lemon essential oil
- Fill your jar or bottle with sugar and/ or salt.
- Cover the sugar/ salt with glycerin.
- Add a tiny bit of coconut oil (should be liquid, you may need to microwave it if it is solid). I prefer less oil, but you may prefer more. Play around with it and see what you like.
- Add 3-8 drops of lemon essential oil, less drops for smaller containers, more for bigger ones.
You really have to play around with this to get it just right. I didn’t give you exact measurements because each time I make it, I do it in a different container and I’ve found that this ratio method works the best.
You MUST use the glycerin to get the silky smooth feeling that you usually want in a scrub. The glycerin also keeps the sugar/ salt mixture from hardening. I’ve used plenty of scrubs without glycerin and I have to tell you that the glycerin makes all the difference. This is one of many ingredients that I always have on hand. I like having the coconut oil in the scrub because I use the oil to remove my eye makeup. It’s nice to have a face scrub and eye makeup remover in one (just be careful not to use the rough part of the scrub near your eyes).
Feel free to play with different oils. I like the lemon because it is good for acne, but don’t be afraid to try different oils.
How to exfoliate a face
Use this exfoliating scrub 2-3 times a week before your normal washing routine.
Put a pea size amount in the palm of your hands and scrub over a wet face. Don’t scrub too hard, a light scrub will do. Scrub for about 2 minutes or the amount of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” two times.
What are your favorite “recipes” for scrubs? My friend, Tara, made me a wonderful brown sugar scrub that I use every time I shower. There are endless combinations for scrubs and I’d love to hear some new ideas!