by PureNature NZ April 02, 2020

Exfoliants from the Pantry

DIY Face and body scrubs are easy to make, and many of the ingredients you'll need can be found in your pantry! They can easily be tailored to your skin type by using different exfoliants. When choosing an exfoliant we want to select gentle exfoliants, especially for the face - so as not to damage the skin. Some skin types will need gentler/softer ones than others. Play around and find the one your skin likes best.

Exfoliation is an essential step of skin cleansing – our skin regenerates regularly so we want to remove the dead cells to allow our skin to breathe and glow.  A general rule of thumb of once to twice a week is a good habit to get into.

As we are making these products without preserving them, we want to make them as we need them, so the quantities will be given for a single-use scrub.  You can upscale them as well if you are making for your bubble. You can also keep your chosen ground/powdered dry exfoliant in a clean glass jar to use next time.

When exfoliating it is important to be gentle on your skin. Scrub softly for about 30 seconds with your fingers in circular motions and then rinse off with tepid water.

Equipment Needed:

Small bowl

Spoon/s

Grinder (or Mortar & Pestle)

Base/s

Exfoliant/s

Grapeseed Oil

Brown Sugar

Sunflower Oil

Ground Nuts  

(any almonds, cashews, coconut etc)

Safflower Oil

Coffee

Coconut Oil

Oats or Oatmeal Flour

Avocado Oil

Cocoa Powder

Any vegetable Oil

Salt (body only)

Honey

Rice or Rice Flour

Yogurt

Kiwifruit/Berries

Cleanser (any)

Clay

Note: Exfoliants for the face will need to be put in a grinder and powdered.  Always check the coarseness on your hand before using on the face.  Some oils are lighter than others, try to lean towards the lighter ones if you have them.

Face

  1. Select your base/s and add approx. 1 tsp in total to your small mixing bowl, you can add a little more later to get to the right consistency if need be.
  2. Select your exfoliant – make sure things like sugar, nuts, coffee, oats are ground to a fine powder.
  3. Add approx. 1 tsp to your base in the small mixing bowl.
  4. Mix together well, and then exfoliate your face gently.

Tip: You can use your existing cleanser and just add the exfoliant to it in your hand each time you want to exfoliate.

Body

  1. Select your base/s and add approx. 2 tbsp in total to your small mixing bowl, you can add a little more later to get to the right consistency if need be. If using just oils we recommend adding ½ tsp of body wash to your mix.
  2. Select your exfoliant – make sure things like sugar, nuts, coffee, oats, rice etc are ground to a coarse powder.
  3. Add approx. 2 tbsp to your base in the small mixing bowl.
  4. Mix together well, and then exfoliate your body.

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