DIY Honey & Apple Face Scrub
Are you tired of trying to find an all natural face scrub that leaves your skin and face feeling amazing?
I was too!
Until I discovered this amazing do-it-yourself face scrub!
And the best part…
I ALREADY had all the ingredients!
How perfect is that?
You might have them too!
They are pretty common ingredients…
Honey & Apple Face Scrub Recipe
- 1 peeled and pitted apple (apple can be anything of your choice – I like to use red delicious personally)
- ½ teaspoon of jojoba oil
- ½ teaspoon of raw-warmed honey
And that’s it!
If you don’t have these, you can find them at your local health store or even your local farmer’s market. I am all about supporting local farmer’s and I always stock up when I am there! Supporting small business owners PLUS getting all natural foods is a win-win! And, I must say… Local honey is so much better than store bought.
Okay, so let’s move on to making this scrub!
And don’t worry, it is actually SUPER easy.
But before we jump into making the ingredients…
I want to tell you WHY this scrub is so fabulous!
And of course, the secret always lies in the ingredients.
Honey is one of nature’s best skin remedies and has been used for years for skin health! This is due to its antibacterial and antiseptic abilities. So, it can benefit oily and acne prone skin.
Honey is also a natural humectant, which means that it works to seal your skin with a protective barrier to keep it from losing moisture. It will keep the skin moist but not too oily!
Then we have apples! Apple’s antioxidant properties can prevent cell and tissue damage. Studies have shown that apples contain abundant amounts of elastin and collagen that help keep the skin young. The antioxidants in apples work to accelerate skin cell rejuvenation and help maintain healthy and glowing skin.
Apples are also rich in vitamins A, B complex and C which promote healthy skin by helping get rid of pathogens and excess oil.
And last but not least, jojoba oil. If you have never used jojoba oil, you are missing out!
Jojoba oil contains high levels of vitamin E. And, vitamin E works with your skin as an antioxidant.
Jojoba oil can help your skin fight oxidative stress caused by everyday exposure to pollutants and other toxins.
And if you are worried about having sensitive skin, worry not! Unlike other botanical essential oils, jojoba oil is typically non irritating for skin.
It also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties, which when used topically, may help relieve dry, flaking and itchy skin.
How to Make the Facial Scrub
So now you know HOW this scrub will benefit you and your skin…
Let’s dive into making it!
- First, puree the apple in a food processor until it’s smooth but not runny.
- Then, warm the honey so it’s easier to mix.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Apply the scrub in circular motions to your face for 30 to 60 seconds (if you have remaining mixture, put it into a container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days)
- Allow the scrub to sit on your skin for 5 minutes
- Rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.
- Apply your favorite moisturizer
And, voila! Your skin looks and feels fabulous.
How could you not love how easy that was and only 3 ingredients!
Try it out, you won’t regret it!