There was a time when I bought all the fancy scrubs and cleansers from the department store. And paid a fortune for them.
A few years ago I decided to give some of the homemade versions a try.
And you know what?
In my personal experience, the homemade products have worked just as well, if not better for me.
Like this scrub, for example.
I used to use a scrub that I paid around $30 a tube for, and I really liked it(the scrub, not the $).
This brown sugar honey scrub works every bit as well, smells 100 times better, and costs 95% less to make.
But what I love even more?
Its all natural and toxin free.
Honey(RAW honey, mind you, not what is sold on most grocery store shelves) is amazing. Most honey that you buy in the grocery store has been heated and pastureized, losing its many benefits.
Did you know Raw honey has anti-bacterial properties, as well as anti-viral and anti-fungal?
It is great for healing acne and is also a humectant and draws moisture to the skin, leaving it soft and supple.
This leaves my skin perfectly smooth and soft. I absolutely love it and love what it does for my skin.
The cost doesn’t hurt either.
ITEMS USED TO MAKE THIS SCRUB:
- 1 T. Raw Honey
- 1 T. Brown Sugar
- Place the brown sugar and honey in a small bowl and mix together well. Store in a jar with an air tight lid.
- Keep at room temperature.
- TO USE: Wash face well. Apply a small amount of scrub(about ½ t.) to wet skin and massage gently in a circular motion. Avoid eye area. Rinse face well and pat dry.
*Please note that I am not an expert and am simply sharing my opinions and personal experience. Different things will work for different people and this is simply something that has worked for me!
sue Humphries says
You could lick it off – all totally edible – what a great idea!
Haha, too true! And I’ll be the first to admit…I’ve done it! Just a little…
you could lick it off but you’d be eating your own skin acne and oils… o_o
it also makes a perfect lipscrub for the harsh winters! Use a fine sugar, big chunks are too harsh for your lips. Just apply and lick it of, the licking scrubs it
Merry meet. My question is this: for bulk storage of brown sugar scrubs, what is the best way? Refrigeration? Or symply dry storage? Also,what is the shelf life?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I would recommend dry storing it for a couple of days, up to a week. After that, the sugar starts to dissolve. =)
thank you. smilz
If you don;t have brown sugar, take a mixing bowl and put 2 cups white sugar, 3 1/2 tbls molasses, and mix together well with fork.
if you don’t have molasses, use maple syrup or agave syrup! =)
I really love this scrub! It’s easy and feels nice on the skin 🙂 I really recommend it. I have acne-prone skin and this scrub seems to work so far 🙂
just used it and it made my skin red-i’m pretty panicked about that 🙁 is there any possibility that i just scrubbed it too hard?
Hi Tal! Possibly. The ingredients aren’t irritants, so maybe you just have sensitive skin?
It’s very likely that you scrubbed too hard. If your skin still feels irritated after about 10 minutes, try putting just the honey on your skin. It’s very soothing. It’s absolutely normal for your skin to be red and a little raw for a few minutes. It’s scrubbing the first layer of skin off so don’t be alarmed.
what does the “t.” stand for and is it teaspoon?
Yes, t = teaspoon and T = tablespoon =)
I love the jars in the photo you have posted! Just wondering where you got them from & what size they are? 🙂
How many times for the week should this be done? Everyday?
I would recommend no more than 1-2 times a week, depending on the sensitivity of your skin.
Farjana R. Shams says
Thanks. this is really a good idea and very simple ingredients help easy to make the scrub and use. does it work to remove white-heads?
Can this be used everywhere or just on the face?
Anywhere, but best for the face! =)
Can I use it 4 pimple too?
1 t of each? sure doesn’t make much,at that rate.what if you want to make a pint? mix a pint of each?
The amounts are based on 1 use. You could make more, but making this fresh each time you use it is best, in my opinion.
Are you suppose to use this everyday on your face? or is this more like an exfoliant
1-3 times a week should be enough since it’s an exfoliant =)
Linda Ingalls says
What if you don’t have any kind of oil?
Hello Kayley… Your blog is wonderful!!! I am just in the process of collecting ingredients for a few of your recipes. Have you tried adding any essential oils in with this facial scrub? Do you have any recommendations? Thanks!
Can you use regular honey ?
How long can you store this scrub?
Rose Ann Selvana says
brown sugar is really nice for the face and mixed with honey it can make the best facial mask ever! I have used Solvaderm but i really want to try this. this is a great guide into mixing this two ingredients
My friend used to make this and it worked wonders on my skin glad I found this recipe now I can make for myself.
What can i use for age spots. ? Is there anything?
Julia Jimenez says
Haha !!! ?….. I try this and trust me I love it omg!!!! ?….. your skin feels like a new born baby ?…… I also put it on my lips ?…. I’m not going to lie I literally licked from my lips ? yum yum … try it you won’t be disappointed ?☺️☺️
The directions say ( T ) meaning (Tablespoon) not (t) (teaspoon)
Hey I liked your recipe of scrub ? just want to ask that I’m having chicken skin which is KP..so can this sugar scrub help me clear my weird chicken skin ? I’m really embarrassed due to this. ?
One of the best things for KP is Cetaphil Cream. This scrub will help, just don’t do it more than twice a week. Use the Cetaphil twice a day. You will see a significant difference!
I have orange honey sugsrdcrub..can I use it on ham too? And my face
i used it for 2 days and now i have patches of small bumps on my skin and don’t know what to do
It’s only supposed to about 1-2 a week. Maybe too much of it caused some sort of irritation
What should I do for my face the days I’m not doing the scrub? Just rinse it with water day and night…..? Also I’ve done this once before, it smelled great! But after I washed the scrub off, I put a toner on and then moisturized. For a toner I used rose water and vinegar. For a moisturizer I used a very little amount of coconut oil. My skin felt great! Although do you recommend any other moisturizer?
How many timeseanson should you use this scrub?
Rosanne Lipari says
How long is the shelve life of this scrub, in stores I don’t see any expiration date, you said after a few days the sugar dissolve, is there something that can be put in for longer shelve life, ESP if selling
Yes now I’m started to try this remedy since I have acne and it’s looks good .
it’s the greatest gift to my face my black spots are starting to fade.I used 1-1-1 tablespoons of honey,sugar,and grapeseed oil
I make small quantity because it’s best fresh and it make two masks..I love it
Kiley Miles says
Is this before you can use it or what?
Thanks for the remedy.please how many minutes does it stay before washing off,? Then is it with warm or cold water
Jimmy donald says
I used it 2 months ago for a week but I didn’t see any benefit. How many days do we need to use it for a face?
@Mide use warm water