Homemade face scrub for normal to oily skin

by Cybele

On this beautiful Thursday, I’d love to tell you about my adoration of Dr Hauschka’s Cleansing Cream. However, one of our New Year’s resolutions is to install a kitchen, so I am trying to be sensible. The Dr H face scrub is $30 and all 1 ounce/30 grams of it lasts a month. That $360 for the year could buy me a kitchen cabinet.

Anyhoo, when I studied Beauty Therapy I developed a love of making up lovely potions and treatments, mainly because I used to have ridiculously sensitive skin, so it was better for me to know what was in all the beauty bits.

To make the face cleanser/scrub

I compared the cleansing cream ingredients to some of the cosmetic master lists I have and came up with my own interpretation. Just quietly, my skin is positively glowing (and no, I’m not pregnant.) It is ridiculously easy to make: buy ingredients, mix and use. Although, I do realise that Dr Hauschka treat their ingredients in lots of special ways – massaging them between the breasts of Atlantic virgins and the like ; ) -  and this might be challenging to do at home (or not, I would hate to make assumptions…)

 Homemade face cleanser/scrub

¼ cup almond meal

4 tablespoons wheatgerm

2 tablespoon dried and ground herbs. To decide between calendula, St John’s wort, peppermint &/OR camomile see the notes below (I bought all of these as tea bags from the health food store)

100 ml/3.4 oz  rose water and 100 ml/3.4 oz witch hazel (you can use water instead, but this mix is a lot nicer. I bought them both from the pharmacy.)

How to make the scrub

Put all the dry ingredients you choose to use in a bowl, mix together and store in an air tight container. Store the rose water and witch hazel in a separate bottle, ideally with spray nozzle.

To use: take a teaspoon of the dry mixture in your hand and spray with rose water-witch hazel (or water) and mix to make a paste. Gently rub and massage it onto damp skin in circular motions. Wash it off with warm water. I use this every morning.

Customise your scrub

Oily Skin: dried St Johns wort ground and /or dried peppermint ground and straight witch hazel in the spray bottle.

Combination Skin: dried camomile ground and/or dried lavender flower ground with the half-half blend of witch hazel and rose water in the spray bottle.

I would love to hear what your fave ingredients are.

Happy creating!

Cybele x

 

Homemade face scrub

 

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