Happy Monday! Tomorrow’s forecast makes me just a little excited and terrified at the same time. It’s going to be a doozy! Get yourself some warm tea (using EO’s if you have them) and cuddle up. It’s going to be a LONG day to stay home!
This time, I want to share a facial scrub I created for myself.
For those that know me, I struggle with my skin. I’m 28 years old and I can’t get over oily blemishes. This scrub is helping to tone down my unwanted blotches. It’s produced great results for me. I’ve tried so many facial washes on the market, and I’m so glad I can make something that works just as great if not better for my skin. The following is what’s contained in my scrub:
Baking Soda– This natural and inexpensive product has antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is best when used in short periods of time, because prolonged exposure can cause irritation or damage to skin. It is safe to do a text spot on your skin with baking soda to make sure your skin isn’t easily irritated by it.
Coconut Oil– This link can give you an idea of why Coconut oil is super amazing.
Sea Salt– it’s purpose is to help exfoliate the skin and scrub off those dead skin cells. If you are not picky and “gentle” in your scrubbing like I try to be, you can use regular sea salt from local stores. However, if you want something that’s not going to really scratch your skin, you may have to do some shopping for smoothing salt that will scrub but not scratch your skin.
Orange EO– I have always felt that Orange was energizing in a facial scrub, but this oil actually has a calming quality to it. It’s addition can create an uplifting start to your day, and it is one of the oils recommended for dull and oily skin. Be cautious of skin exposure after using this oil, just like many other skin products you tend to use.
Tea Tree (Melaleuca) EO-This oil is a MUST in my house. It has many antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory qualities to it. One of it’s key uses is for skin. It promotes overall cleansing and purity.
In a 4 oz container, combine:
- 1/4 cup Baking Soda
- 1/8 cup Sea Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil (I microwave it for about 10-15 secs to get it soft enough to mix around)
- 10-15 drops of Orange EO
- 10-15 drops of Tea Tree EO
**If you find you want your scrub to be smoother, you can add more coconut oil til you get your desired texture.
**You don’t have to use the Orange Oil. I chose to. You can replace it with other blends so it smells like you want it. I recommend either Lavender, Frankincense, or Lemon because they also hold cleansing qualities and are “essential” oils in skin care products. Personally, I would keep Tea Tree in your scrub if you can stand it. I know a few that don’t like the smell of Tea Tree.
I do this scrub in the morning and in the evening before bed. I scrape out around a nickel size with my fingers and run both sets of fingers together. Then I gently rub all over my face, keeping it away from my eyes. When I rinse, I use warm water and I try to never wipe my hands directly on my eyes. The water wipes out the salt and baking soda. The oils will still mostly be on your face. I rinse and rub at the same time so the warm water opens my pores and the oils can cleanse deeper. Each time I find myself getting to taste this concoction. It’s no big deal. I then take my towel and wipe my face off.
After I scrub, I sometimes add more Tea Tree oil over my face for additional cleansing.
I also pay attention to my hormonal health in the morning, as hormones also play a role in oily skin. Clary Sage is known for hormone support, but a few good Young Living blends out there are SclarEssence and Dragon Time. I heard that Dragon Time is better for younger women and SclarEssence is more beneficial for women around their menopause stage. Personally, I have been using SclarEssence and will switch soon. I didn’t hear of that info until after I bought the bottle. It hasn’t been hurting me, I just choose to switch.
There you have it! A great toxin-free scrub that’s safe for you and purifying to the skin! My skins feels so much cleaner and I’m glad I experimented to find something that works for me. Here’s hoping you find the same satisfaction!
As always, keep striving and thriving for a better you!