Homemade Facial Scrub Ingredients

Homemade facial scrub recipes make use of a number of all natural exfoliants, most of which can be found right in your kitchen.

Physical exfoliants like sea salt and nuts can be too harsh for delicate facial skin and should be used in homemade body scrub recipes instead.

With a few exceptions, exfoliating facial scrubs can be used on all skin types.

Use Caution: acne, acne rosacea, broken capillaries, sensitive skin, and thin skin

Avoid: irritated, sunburned, wind burned, and injured skin

Making your own homemade face scrub is as simple as mixing a teaspoon or two of the following ingredients with water or your favorite cleanser.

Almond Meal

Almond Facial Scrub

Almond meal is the perfect homemade facial scrub ingredient for all skin types. Almond meal helps smooth and even skin tone with its emollient and bleaching properties.

Baking Soda

With its skin-soothing and softening properties, baking soda makes a great gentle exfoliant for the skin. Turn your favorite cleanser into a homemade facial scrub by adding in baking soda.


A naturally abrasive exfoliant, cornmeal has been used for centuries to cleanse the skin. Cornmeal is the perfect face scrub ingredient for oily skin.


Homemade Facial Scrub Recipes

A moisturizer, exfoliator and itch reliever, oatmeal has been used for centuries as a skin soother and gentle exfolitor for all skin types.


Sugar Facial Scrub Recipe

Sugar gently exfoliates and blasts through surface dirt and oil leaving behind a silky, smooth and polished complexion.

Wheat Germ

Packed with protein and vitamins E and B, wheat germ is a soothing and healing facial scrub ingredient perfect for those with sensitive and dry skin.

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