This is one of the best facial scrub recipes for acne I've found.
It contains a mixture of grains, nuts and clay (not to mention essential oils!) to gently remove dead skin cells, absorb excess oil and cleanse away the day's dirt and grime.
I love the way this face scrub recipe is both a scrub and a mask, so you get the scrubbing action from the almonds along with the deep cleansing effects of the clay. Plus the oats nourish your skin and calm redness.
Lavender is good for supporting healthy skin and relieving minor skin irritations. Tea tree is well-known for its cleansing effect, and ylang ylang is very balancing. Use it every night to support the tone and texture of your skin and to control oiliness.
2 cups (200g) quick cooking Rolled Oats
1/2 cup (75g) Cornmeal
1/2 cup (60g) Cosmetic Clay (see below)
4 drops Lemongrass OR Petitgrain essential oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Tea Tree essential oil
1 drop Ylang Ylang OR Geranium essential oil
You can also use this face scrub recipe as an acne-fighting body scrub.
To make it rougher (for body scrub only) add a tablespoon of dried whole cloves and grind them to a gritty powder in your coffee grinder.
If you'll be using this face scrub recipe at night, you can substitute the lemongrass essential oil with orange or bergamot, which is especially nice before bed. (You don't want to use citrus oils before sun exposure - they increase your risk of sunburn.)
You can replace the almonds with Dead Sea salt. Or use brown sugar for an excellent sugar facial scrub.
There's so much more to essential oils than meets the eye. Their molecules are so tiny that they absorb deep into your body in a matter of moments.
If the essential oil you buy is filled with additives (to "stretch" the scent) and fragrance boosters, those potentially harmful ingredients are also absorbed straight into your body. Not ideal!
For instance, my mom and I get instant headaches with most kinds of lavender oil. That's because of the extra "lavender" scent that's added to make it smell stronger. But when it's pure lavender - nothing else - no headaches.
I've used many brands over the last 12 years or so and what I know for sure is, you get what you pay for. So I recommend buying the highest quality essential oils you can afford.
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