Getting a facial is expensive, so I want to do a home facial. I've heard people say that doing a sugar scrub is a good way to exfoliate your skin. If raw honey is good for your skin, how do you make a healthy homemade facial scrub using honey?
Honey Face Scrub
We all know that honey is perhaps the healthiest natural sweetener, and yes: raw honey is good for your skin, too. With so few natural skin care products available, we forget that constantly attacking our skin with chemicals is often just as bad as eating them.Instead of buying expensive skin care products that are supposedly good for your skin, you can make a healthy facial scrub right in your own home using raw honey from your kitchen. Better yet, it's made from just a few everyday ingredients that you recognize and trust, so you don't have to worry about it hurting your health. Don't believe honey is good for the skin? Check out the links some have found between honey and cancer remission.
How to Make Face Scrub with Raw Honey
Sugar scrubs are very popular, but you can do an exfoliating sugar scrub with raw honey, too. This healthy and homemade raw honey face scrub is a very old holistic remedy that originated in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, dating back nearly 5,000 years. You can make a honey face scrub any time, especially if you have the house to yourself and want to use the quiet time for a relaxing at-home facial. To make our raw honey face scrub, we'll use just a few simple edible ingredients you can find around your kitchen, starting with eggs. If you have dry skin, you'll want to focus on using the protein-rich egg yolks that include natural oils and fats that will help moisturize your skin. If you have oily skin, on the other hand, you'll want to use just the egg whites, which will still moisturize the skin, but not as heavily as the egg yolks will. Other ingredients we'll add into our honey face scrub recipe include:
- coconut oil
- green tea
- and fresh aloe from your yard
Home Sugar Honey Face Scrub Recipe & Ingredients
This healthy homemade honey face scrub is an all-natural holistic remedy that has helped people suffering from acne and sensitive skin rashes, not to mention many other common skin problems. If you want to specifically exfoliate your skin, just add fine ground corn or oat meal to make a one-of-a-kind facial scrub. Here is the recipe for our raw honey sugar face scrub:
Honey & Sugar Face Scrub
- One teaspoon raw honey
- Two tablespoons of oat powder (use a blender to make the powder)
- One tablespoon of milk (for dry skin, use plain yogurt instead)
- Five drops of fresh squeezed lemon juice ( oily skin)
- A little coconut oil for dry skin
- One half teaspoon of sugar
Homemade Facial Toner for Skin
Mix all ingredients, apply to the skin after a cleanse, and let it remain on the skin for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove using warm purified water. For best results, follow with this homemade toner recipe:
- 1/4 cup of witch hazel
- 1/4 cup purified water
- 1 tsp. of potent green tea
- Two drops of lavender essential
Use a cotton round and apply liberally. To finish your at-home facial, apply some beeswax lotion/bee salve, a fantastic natural moisturizer that also nourishes and heals the skin. Rub a small pea-sized amount into your hands to soften the beeswax and then gently apply it to the skin. Voila!
Now you know how to make a healthy homemade honey facial scrub. After your at-home facial, your skin will have a new radiant and very healthy look. With this honey sugar scrub, you are cleaning and moisturizing without using harsh or even harmful chemicals in some skin care products and your wallet won't be empty, either! Keep checking back for more healthy skin care tips.