If you’re a DIY Junkie like me, you probably have a hard time buying anything that you could make on your own. I won’t pay for bedding, curtains, pillows – any of it – if I can make it myself.
But have you ever thought about making your own skincare?
Quit Laughing – I’m totally serious!!!! The honest truth is skincare, like most things in life, aren’t that complicated to create. Most of us assume that if it’s made at home with natural ingredients it isn’t going to work but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. So, to ease you into the idea of making your own EFFECTIVE skincare products, I’m going to start by teaching you how to make a Bright, Beautiful Facial Scrub that:
Smells like sunshine in a jar
It costs less than $3 dollars to make
And will leave your skin glowing & hydrated
Personally, I’m a visual learner so I made a 6 minute video below to walk you through the process of making My Citrus Sunshine Facial Scrub. But if you prefer to follow along in written form, I have the complete recipe further down on this page. Regardless of your learning style, I think you are going to fall IN LOVE with this exfoliation treatment.
Now, beyond the creative side of making your own skincare I think crafting your own beauty products is brilliant because you also –
Save A Ton of Money $
Eliminate all Hazardous, Hormone Disrupting Chemicals
You Can Formulate Products Specific To Your Skin Type
& You Can Make It As Gifts For Family & Friends!
My DIY Citrus Sunshine Facial Scrub Recipe
Heads Up – This is a great exfoliator for normal, oily, combo or dry skin but if you have a lot of redness, rosacea or active acne – hold up. I’ll be working on some exfoliators that are just for you!
- ½ cup Granulated Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup of jojoba, sweet almond or apricot oil
- 7-10 drops of Sweet Orange, Lemon and Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil
Start by lightly grinding your brown sugar in a Ninja-bullet, food processor or blender. You want the brown sugar to be finely ground to the consistency of sand – this prevents injury to your skin on a micro level. Combine 1/2 Cup Lightly Ground Brown Sugar, 1/2 Cup of Oil, & 7-10 Drops of Sweet Orange, Lemon and Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil in a bowl and mix ingredients together.
Layer your skin and exfoliate in circular motion. Cleanse skin following exfoliation and Don’t Forget to Moisturize your skin after you exfoliate!!!! Exfoliate 2-3 times a week and your Citrus Sunshine Facial Scrub should keep for 4-6 months.