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How To Make An Eco-friendly Face Scrub

How To Make An Eco-friendly Face Scrub

So you want to know how to make an eco-friendly face scrub.

This article is what you need.

Skincare is a very vital part of self-care.

Thanks to influencer marketing, most people add an item to their cart after seeing a review from an influencer.

I get it; those TikTok influencer videos are good at influencing.

But there’s a lot more to consider before buying a skincare product.

One of the important factors is how your purchase will affect the environment.

In this article, I will share six eco-friendly face scrub recipes made with 100% natural and plant-based ingredients.

These homemade face scrubs are not only eco-friendly and sustainable, but they are also very effective at rejuvenating and reviving the skin.

Are face scrubs bad for the environment?

Many commercial face scrubs contain microbeads, which are tiny plastic particles that can cause environmental harm.

These microbeads end up in waterways and oceans, harming marine life and the environment.

Additionally, some ingredients used in face scrubs, such as palm oil, contribute to deforestation, negatively impacting the environment.

Microbeads are a popular ingredient in commercial face scrubs.

They are tiny pieces of non-biodegradable plastic added to create texture and serve as an exfoliant in face scrubs.

As you probably already guessed, they aren’t eco-friendly.

Like most forms of plastic, microbeads end up polluting waterways and oceans.

Microbeads aren’t the only ingredient in commercial face scrubs that has the potential to harm the environment.

Some face scrubs also contain palm oil, which contributes to deforestation.

Another common ingredient in commercial face scrubs is synthetic fragrance.

I struggled to give up commercial face scrubs, mostly because I love a fruity-fragranced face scrub.

I am sure you know how luxurious a product instantly feels by inhaling its fragrance.

Sadly, these synthetic fragrances are a mixture of chemicals that can harm the environment.

One thing that made it easier for me to give up “fruity-fragranced” products was learning that they weren’t good for my skin either.

They can cause irritation and allergic reactions.

Hopefully, this is a consolation ????.

Are homemade face scrubs good for your skin?

Yes, having used homemade face scrubs, I can confidently say they are good for your skin.

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of using homemade face scrubs.

Pros and cons of using homemade face scrubs

One of the biggest concerns with homemade face scrubs is contamination.

This can be solved by sterilizing your tools, using distilled water, preserving the scrub properly, and paying attention to how you use the scrub.

When making any homemade product, you want to prevent germs from contaminating it.

That is, cleaning your work area and sterilizing your tools and containers.

You can sterilize your work area by washing it with soap and water and then cleaning it with vinegar.

To sterilize your tools and containers, you can soak them for 30 minutes in a vinegar solution, rinse them with warm water, and allow them to air dry.

If you can’t buy distilled water, you can boil some clean drinking water and use it in your recipes as soon as it cools down.

Toward the end of the article, I discuss how to preserve and use your scrub to prevent contamination.

We have covered the basics; let’s get to the exciting parts and start making our homemade eco-friendly face scrubs!

How to make eco-friendly face scrubs

As I said earlier, I will share six eco-friendly face scrub recipes.

These recipes are great for oily, combination, and dry skin types.

All the ingredients used are natural, easy to access, and environmentally friendly.

1. Oil-free, eco-friendly face scrub for oily skin

How To Make An Eco-friendly Face Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup of white or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel

Method:

  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  • Pour the ingredients into a blender and blend till you get a smooth powder.
  • Add the aloe vera gel to the ingredients and mix.
  • Store it in a container.

Benefits:

  • This recipe is great for oily skin because it uses ingredients that exfoliate the skin without leaving it greasy.
  • Coffee and sugar are excellent natural exfoliants.
  • Caffeine helps increase blood flow, giving your skin a natural glow after use.
  • Sugar contains glycolic acid, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
  • Aloe vera gel is a natural moisturizer that soothes and hydrates oily skin without adding excess oil.

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2. Oil-based, eco-friendly face scrub for oily skin

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of ground oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup of jojoba oil
  • 1/4 cup of argan oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  • Store it in a clean container.

Benefits: 

  • This recipe is super easy to create.
  • More importantly, even though it is an oil-based face scrub, it is perfect for oily skin.
  • As a natural exfoliant, oatmeal can remove dead skin cells and absorb excess oil from the skin.
  • If you have acne-prone skin, oatmeal can unclog blocked pores and reduce acne over time.
  • Jojoba oil and argan oil are lightweight, non-comedogenic, and non-greasy oils.
  • They will absorb into your skin without leaving it greasy and weighed down.

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3. Oil-free, eco-friendly face scrub for combination skin

How To Make An Eco-friendly Face Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of lavender petals
  • 1/2 cup of white or brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of kaolin clay

Method:

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth.
  • Store it in a dry container.

Benefits:

  • This face scrub recipe is gentle for combination skin.
  • Lavender is one of my favorite ingredients for combination skin.
  • It will help soothe and balance the oils on the skin, especially in the T zones.
  • Sugar is great for sloughing off dead skin without irritating it.
  • It is also a natural humectant, meaning your skin will feel moisturized after using it.
  • Lastly, kaolin clay is a gentle clay.
  • It will remove impurities from the skin without stripping it of its natural oils.

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4. Oil-based, eco-friendly face scrub for combination skin

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of ultra-fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of almond oil
  • 1/4 cup of rosehip oil

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  • Store it in a dry container.

Benefits:

  • Sea salt is a popular natural exfoliant and for good reason.
  • It will draw out impurities from the skin without leaving it dry.
  • Almond and rosehip oils are lightweight oils that will improve the elasticity and moisture of the skin.
  • They will also revive the dry, dull areas of combination skin without leaving the oily areas looking greasy.

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5. Oil-free, eco-friendly face scrub for dry skin

How To Make An Eco-friendly Face Scrub

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of dried rose petals
  • 1/2 cup of white or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of coconut cream

Method:

  • Add the dry ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  • Store it in a clean, dry container.

Benefits:

  • Rose petals contain natural oils that will help soothe and moisturize dry skin.
  • Combining sugar and coconut cream will create a thick mixture that will provide hydration to dry skin.
  • This recipe will result in softer and more moisturized skin, even in the really dry areas of your skin.

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6. Oil-based, eco-friendly face scrub for dry skin

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of ultra-fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup of avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons of mango butter

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
  • Store it in a clean, dry container.

Benefits: 

  • While sea salt will remove dead skin cells, combining avocado and mango butter will deeply nourish dry skin.
  • The fatty acids in avocado oil will reduce dryness and flakiness, while mango butter prevents moisture loss.
  • This will instantly add shine to dull skin and keep it glowing all day.

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How to use your eco-friendly homemade face scrub

Start with freshly cleansed skin and apply a small amount of your face scrub to your skin.

Massage in gentle circular motions.

Avoid the eye area and be gentle around the nose and mouth areas.

You can keep the face scrub on your face while you wash the rest of your body.

This will allow the scrub to penetrate your skin.

Bonus points if you are having your bath with warm water, as the steam will also help open your pores and allow the goodness of the face scrub to penetrate.

Finally, rinse off with warm water and gently pat your skin dry.

Follow up with a moisturizer to lock in all the hydration infused into your skin by the scrub.

How to store your eco-friendly homemade face scrub

Immediately after preparing your face scrub, store it in a clean, dry container.

Here are some tips to help prevent contamination:

  • You can use natural preservatives like preservative eco, leucidal liquid, geogard, etc., to prevent the growth of bacteria, yeast, and mold.
  • If you are not using a preservative, then make the scrub and use it immediately.
  • Store any excess oil-free scrub in the fridge to be used within three days.
  • With oil-based scrubs, use a scoop to prevent adding water to them.

The goal is to keep the scrub away from direct sunlight and moisture.

If you notice any change in color or smell, discard it immediately.

Conclusion

Whew!

We are finally at the end of this article.

These eco-friendly face scrub recipes are easy to make and work great for the skin.

Choose a recipe that suits your skin type.

And don’t be scared to add your favorite ingredients and get creative.

As with every DIY recipe, do a patch test to ensure you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients.

Now that you know how to make a custom DIY eco-friendly face scrub, mix up your unique blend.

Let me know which one you would try in the comments section.

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