30 Amazing DIY Homemade Facial Scrubs

Woman making a face scrub and using it

If you long for clean, clear and glowing skin, then this article is meant for you. Due to the heavy pollution and impurities in the atmosphere, the pores of the skin get clogged, resulting in breakouts and building of dead skin cells. Luckily, these facial scrubs are always fun to prepare and use, and also adds effulgence to the skin.

Why Use Scrubs?

The dry and congested skin requires breathing to stimulate the production of new skin cells. This makes it mandatory to exfoliate it and encourage the blood circulation. Scrubs provide essential oils and ingredients to the facial skin. For preparing these scrubs, you can choose the ingredients according to your skin type. The best part about these scrubs is that they have no side effects and smells stupendous. To provide nourishment to your skin and conspicuous glow, here are some fantabulous homemade facial scrubs.

1. Extra Virgin Oil and Brown Sugar Scrub

tea tree oil in spa

Ingredients

  • Brown sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Extra virgin oil – a few drops

Method

Pour some drops of oil into brown sugar and mix well. It is very important that you clean your facial skin completely and remove makeup before using this scrub. Then dampen your face with water. Take some scrub and massage it on your face in circular motions for at least 2-3 minutes to remove all the dead cells. Rinse with warm water to open the clogged pores.

2. Sugar and Honey Scrub 

Ingredients

  • Brown sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon

Method

Mix brown sugar and honey well. After this, wet your fingers with water and spread the mixture evenly on the face. You can wash it off after some massaging. Remember to completely remove it from the face and also from the hairline.

3. Banana, Milk and Oats Face Scrub      

Ingredients

  • Ripe banana – 1
  • Milk – 1 tablespoon
  • Oats – 2 tablespoons

Method

There are plenty of health benefits of banana, and you shouldn't ignore them. One of them is the amazing effect it has on skin, which you should exploit with a homemade face scrub. First of all, mash the banana in a bowl and pour milk in it. Thereafter, add oats to it and prepare a paste. Apply this mixture evenly on the face and neck. Massage gently for almost 3-4 minutes to remove the dead skin. Rinse well with lukewarm water to get the best results.

4. Orange, Honey and Sugar Scrub          

orange oil and leaves
Tip: Keep a small bottle of orange oil in your bathroom and use it even if you don't have a reason. Then, observe.

Ingredients

  • Orange juice – 3 tablespoons
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Olive oil – a few drops (optional)

Method

This is a great homemade scrub, especially for tanned skin. Pour honey and sugar in orange juice. You can also add a few drops of olive oil. Mix these ingredients well. Apply all over the face and scrub in circular strokes. If you want the best outcome, then use this scrub twice a week.        

5. Kiwi Scrub

Ingredients 

  • Kiwi – 1
  • Sugar – 2 teaspoons
  • Sunflower oil – a few drops

Method

Kiwis rid your facial skin of oil. Firstly, take a kiwi and peel it properly. Mash the kiwi well and add sugar to it. Pour some drops of sunflower oil to the mixture. Apply it on your face and neck while scrubbing. Wash it after 2-3 minutes. Apply toner and moisturizer in the end.

6. Apple and Oatmeal Scrub    

Ingredients

  • Apple – 1
  • Oatmeal – 1 tablespoon
  • Honey – a few drops (optional)

Method

At first, cut an apple into small slices. Put them in a blender along with oatmeal to create a paste. Apply and massage the paste all over your facial skin for exfoliation and extra glow. Wash it after 5-10 minutes. You can add some drops of honey to the mixture if you want.

7. Almond and Honey Scrub        

Ingredients

  • Almonds – 4 to 6
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon

Method 

Convert the almonds in a powdered form by using a blender. Thereafter, pour honey in the almond powder. Apply it evenly on the face and rinse with warm water after a few minutes. The ingredients are very beneficial as almonds are very good lightening agents, and honey will provide smooth and supple skin.

8. Egg, Sea Salt, and Lemon Scrub      

Ingredients

  • Egg white – 1
  • Sea salt – 2 teaspoons
  • Lemon juice – ½ teaspoon
  • Honey – a few drops

Method 

Mix egg white, sea salt, and lemon juice together. Pour a few drops of honey to the mixture. Apply it on the face and scrub well for 4-5 minutes. After some time, wash off your face with water.Lemon will reduce the blemishes and remove the excess oil, revitalizing your skin.

9. Cucumber Scrub      

Ingredients

  • Cucumber – 1

Method 

This scrub is the easiest to make. All you need to do is get a cucumber and peel it. Then mash it well to create a scrub. Apply it on the face and massage it in one direction with your fingertips. Remove it completely with the help of water. The cucumber will provide the required moisture to your skin.

10. Strawberry, Oats and Lemon Scrub 

strawberry cocktail

Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Oats
  • Lime juice

Method

Take some fresh strawberries and blend them with some oats. Add a few drops of lime juice to make a smooth paste. Apply it on the face but avoid contact with the eyes. Scrub continuously for a few minutes to notice the difference. Rinse well with cold water. To get the best results, use it regularly.

11. Oats Scrub        

Ingredients

  • Oats
  • Water

Method

Blend some oats in a blender to form a powder. Store it in a small container. Mix water in the powder to form a paste. Apply it to the face, massage well and then wash it off. Apply moisturizer or cream after the exfoliation. This scrub cleanses your skin and renders a fresh look.

12. Sugar and Lemon Juice Scrub   

Ingredients

  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon

Method

Mix lemon juice and sugar properly. Apply the mixture on the face concentrating on the forehead. Massage slowly with the wet fingertips. After 2-3 minutes, rinse off with water. You will notice the difference in a few days if utilize this scrub regularly.

13. Baking Soda and Oatmeal Face Scrub  

Ingredients

  • Oatmeal (grounded) – 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon

Method

Mix grounded oatmeal and baking soda. Add a few drops of warm water to make a paste. Leave this mixture in the bowl for 5 minutes and then apply it on the face. Massage well and rinse it off completely. This scrub will give you a glowing and healthy skin.

14. Oatmeal, Yogurt, and Cucumber Scrub

Ingredients

  • Cucumber (peeled) – 1
  • Yogurt – 1 teaspoon
  • Oatmeal – 2 teaspoons
  • Honey -1 teaspoon

Method

Cut the peeled cucumber into slices and blend them. Add yogurt, oatmeal, and honey to it. Mix all these things well to create a paste. Dampen your face with water. Apply the paste evenly and massage gently. In the end, rinse off with cold water.

15. Avocado and Oatmeal Scrub   

avocado half

Ingredients  

  • Oatmeal (grounded) – 2 teaspoons
  • Avocado – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey – a few drops

Method

Mix finely grounded oatmeal with avocado. Pour a few drop of honey over it. Mix it with a spoon until you get a paste-like consistency. Scrub it on the face after applying evenly. Rinse off with warm water. This scrub will provide moisture, softness and glow to your skin.

16. Baking Soda Scrub for Blackheads

Ingredients

  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Granulated sugar – 1 tablespoon

Method

Mix baking soda and granulated sugar. Pour 2 tablespoons of water in the mixture. Stir well. Apply the paste on the face and neck excluding the sensitive area near the eyes. Massage for 3-4 minutes and then rinse off with water. This scrub is very effective especially for removing blackheads.

17. Lemon-Honey Face Scrub

Ingredients  

  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar – 1½ tablespoons
  • Honey – 2 tablespoons

Method    

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Scrub well for almost 2 minutes in circular motion. As soon as your skin feels fresh and clean, rinse off with water.

18. Coffee, Lavender, and Sugar Scrub  

coffee beans

Ingredients

  • Coffee – 1 teaspoon
  • Powdered sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Lavender oil – a few drops

Method 

Mix well all the ingredients to create a paste. Apply it on the clean face and scrub properly. After some minutes, remove the paste with water to witness healthy and smooth skin.

19. Adzuki Bean Scrub   

Ingredients

  • Dried adzuki beans – ½ cup
  • Water

Method 

Grind adzuki beans to a powdered form. Add sufficient water to create a thick paste. Remove all the makeup and clean the face properly. Apply this paste and massage gently. Wash off after 2-3 minutes. Use a toner to remove extra dirt and impurities.

20. Pumpkin Pie Scrub  

Ingredients

  • Brown sugar – 1 cup
  • Vitamin E oil – ½ teaspoon
  • Pumpkin pie – ½ teaspoon
  • Coconut oil – a few drops

Method 

To make this exfoliating scrub, combine brown sugar, Vitamin E oil, and pumpkin pie. Pour a few drops of coconut oil. Mix all these ingredients well to prepare the scrub. Massage for 2-3 minutes and then wash off with water. It will help you get a beautiful and healthy skin.

21. Parsley, Lettuce and White Bran Facial Scrub 

Ingredients

  • Parsley
  • Lettuce
  • Oatmeal – 1 teaspoon
  • Wheat bran – 2 teaspoons
  • Olive oil – a few drops

Method 

Blend dried parsley and lettuce in a processor. Add wheat bran and oatmeal to it. Pour a few drops of olive oil and mix all the ingredients well. Apply it on the face. Keep scrubbing and after some time, clean the face with lukewarm water. Use this paste twice a week.

22. Chocolate – Sugar Face Scrub  

Ingredients

  • Powdered sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract – a few drops
  • Cocoa powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Almond oil – a few drops

Method

Mix powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and cocoa powder. Pour a few drops of almond oil to create a greasy mixture. If you have an oily or combination skin, use this scrub every alternate day. But if your skin is dehydrated and sensitive, don’t use it more than twice a week.

23. Blueberry Scrub 

Ingredients

  • Blueberries
  • Powdered sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey – 2 tablespoons
  • Green tea – ½ teaspoon

Method

Wash the blueberries and crush them. Add powdered sugar, honey and green tea to it. Apply this scrub on the face and exfoliate. Remove it after 10 minutes with water. This scrub will add shine to your face.

24. Tomato – Sugar Face Scrub  

Ingredients

  • Tomato – 1
  • Powdered sugar – 1 teaspoon

Method

Mash a tomato and add powdered sugar to it. Mix it with a spoon. Remove all the makeup and clean your face properly. Take some scrub and massage it on your face slowly for almost 3-4 minutes. Don’t make it too harsh on the skin. Then, wash off with water.

25. Honey and Coffee Face Scrub   

Ingredients

  • Coffee – 1 teaspoon
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil – a few drops

Method

Take some coffee beans and grind them if you don’t have the powdered coffee. After this, add honey and a few drops of olive oil to it. Mix all the ingredients together. Apply it and scrub for 3-4 minutes. Wipe it off with a wet cloth. The scrub will remove all the dead cells from the skin surface.

26. Fenugreek Seeds Scrub

Ingredients

  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 tablespoon
  • Water

Method

First, grind fenugreek seeds in a blender and add some water to make a paste. Mix it and apply on the face while scrubbing. Remove it with the help of wet cotton pieces. This scrub is great for treating whiteheads and bringing glow to the face.

27. Gram Flour Scrub

Ingredients

  • Gram flour – 2 tablespoons
  • Milk – 1 tablespoon
  • Honey – a few drops

Method

Mix gram flour, milk, and honey, and stir well. Wet your face with water and apply this scrub. With the fingertips, massage for a few minutes. Wash off with water and apply a good moisturizer to prevent dryness. You can also use toner if required.

28. Sandalwood Scrub 

Ingredients

  • Sandalwood powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Saffron – a pinch
  • Rose water – 2 tablespoons
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice – ½ tablespoon

Method

Take sandalwood powder in a bowl. Pour saffron, rose water, honey and lemon juice in the powder. Mix well to get a paste. Apply it on the face and exfoliate by scrubbing. Wash off the face after 10-15 minutes. You can observe the results within a few weeks if this scrub is used frequently.

29. Coconut Oil Scrub  

pieces of coconut with milk and oil

Ingredients

  • Powdered sugar – 2 teaspoons
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Coconut oil – 2 teaspoons
  • Honey – a few drops

Method

Blend all the ingredients properly. Apply this smooth and greasy scrub on your face and neck. Then massage well and remove it after a few minutes. The gorgeous face will get you so many compliments.

30. Pomegranate Facial Scrub     

Ingredients

  • Pomegranate juice – 2 teaspoons
  • Honey – 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar – 2 teaspoons
  • Olive oil – a few drops

Method

Mix all the ingredients. Apply the mixture on the face and keep scrubbing for a few minutes. Finally, rinse off your face with water.

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