Why purchase go to the store to buy exfoliating face scrubs when you probably have the necessary ingredients to make one in your kitchen? There are all sorts of recipes for homemade face masks and scrubs.
Last night I made a face scrub using raspberries, sugar, vitamin C powder (to preserve the mixture) and a few squirts of Dr. Bronner’s peppermint liquid soap. At first I tried it without the sugar thinking the small seeds of the raspberries would be enough, but they weren’t.
Since I had left over white sugar in the house (no, we no longer eat it), I decided to put it to good use by adding it to the raspberries for its abrasive texture. After experimenting a bit with the raspberry to sugar ratio, I eventually got the texture I wanted. I had to go past the saturation point so the sugar wouldn’t dissolve into the raspberry juice.
Both my daughter and I tried the raspberry exfoliating scrub. We were happy with the results. After the scrub we used witch hazel as a toner and followed it up with a coconut oil facial massage. Our skin feels amazing!
Storing for Next Time
I made about a cup of the mixture, which is more than we needed for one application. Instead of letting it spoil, I froze the remainder in ice cube trays. Each cube is enough for one application.
Rather than spend a fortune at the cosmetic counter at a department store, you can simply go to your refrigerator and whip up an organic, healthy exfoliating face scrub in seconds. Although I call it an edible face scrub, you really wouldn’t want to eat it with the amount of sugar I put in it. Additionally, the dash or two of Dr. Bronner’s soap probably would give it a weird taste. 🙂