If you peruse a health food store and browse the million offerings for face scrubs, you will find that most contain simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, but charge a good amount of money for a cute little package. This search inspired me to create my own homemade face scrub, featuring healthy, natural ingredients like sugar, brown rice flour and coconut oil. This simple scrub can be used on face and body to make your skin warm and glowy. It is recommended for those with normal to dry skin; for those beauties with sensitive skin or acne-prone skin, use with caution so as not to irritate your skin.
Warming Face & Body Scrub
3 Tablespoons fine turbinado sugar (finer than sugar in the raw)
3 Tablespoons brown rice flour
2 teaspoons warming spices (nutmeg + cinnamon + a pinch of cloves)
2 Tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil (see note below)
Simple instructions: Just mix up the sugar, brown rice flour and spices in a small bowl, then add the oil and stir. Mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed, and store in a glass jar at the sink or in the shower. Each batch lasts about a month of daily scrubbing. I always follow with a rinse with Dr. Bronners.
A note about the oil: Coconut oil will solidify under 75 degrees, so if you live in a cooler area, I recommend using half coconut and half olive oil; any combination will work well if you live in a warmer area. Even if it’s a bit liquidy, the sugar and the flour maintain their graininess for months, whether the oil is solid or liquid.