DIY Face Scrub: 11 Scrubs for Glowing Skin— Best Exfoliating Scrubs

diy face scrubs for glowing skin

A DIY face scrub is a great way to get glowing skin right at home.

Thankfully you don’t have to spend a fortune and tons of time to take care of yourself, specifically your skin.

That’s why I gathered a handy list of awesome homemade face scrubs that don’t take long to put together.

These recipes are some of the best exfoliating scrubs great natural options that are easy to make and beat many of the drugstore facial products out there.

I remember when I used to turn my nose up at at-home beauty remedies because well, they were homemade, and my logic was that they were cheap and wouldn’t work since I’d make them myself.

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Now, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that there are tons of harmful chemicals that get put into the everyday products we use and eat. For me, it’s just another reason to try out at home beauty remedies.

Before we dive in, it’s a good idea to look at the basics of what makes an effective at-home face mask.

First, there are two additions to at-home face scrubs that make them even more effective: Essential oils and exfoliating agents.

I made a little chart to the left to show three great exfoliants you can find in your pantry.

  • Oatmeal
  • Sugar
  • Coffee

Out of all three, I like sugar the most.

If you want to make a quick on the go mask you can always make an Organic Honey and a spoonful of sugar mask to get rid of the face gunk that gathers on your face overnight.

Right away you’ll get to see the difference in the feeling of the surface of your skin as more velvety. You should seriously try it!

But if organic honey is not your thing then you can always use virgin coconut oil and mix it with a spoonful of sugar as a great alternative.

It’s also a great natural makeup remover you can use nightly.

Now, if you want to get a little fancier you can add essential oils to your face scrubs to make them smell amazing and keep your skin moisturized.

Not to mention they also have major health benefits for your skin. Some awesome essential oils you can use that are great for your skin are:

The best way to find out which is best for your skin is to experiment and see the results that you get with each type of oil.

Now, let’s look at the facial scrubs you can prepare at home and save money while doing so.

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Coconut Lime Salt Scrub

coconut lemon sugar scrub

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This one is a mixture of lime, coconut oil, and epsom salts that are sure to leave your skin smooth as silk. The lemon hints help it smell amazing which helps you relax. To try out the recipe you can check out the tutorial here. If not, there are plenty of other ones to choose from below.

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Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub

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If you’re looking to get rid of your dead skin cells and hydrate your skin with nourishing oils at the same time this is the scrub for you. It makes your skin minty fresh with the hints of mint in it and you can put it away in the fridge for a few uses. Here’s how to whip it together.

Avocado + Rosehip Oil Mask

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This is a great mask for people who want to freshen their skin after being out and about all day. What makes it extra lovely and nourishing are the natural oils in the avocado that are not only good for skin but for hair as well, mixed with a good amount of essential oils. If you’re up for it, make sure you try this face mask for those hot summer days with this step-by-step tutorial. 

Strawberry Coconut Scrub

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If you’re looking for a fruity concoction, try the strawberry coconut scrub. It honestly probably tastes good too (not saying you should eat it!) and would make a good lip scrub you can put in a jar and take it with you in your favorite tote. The sugar as part of the ingredients, brings it all together for a nice and refreshing scrub.

Here’s the tutorial on how to put it together in a few minutes. 

Rose Clay Face Mask

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Rose clay has natural oil absorbing properties that make it a great candidate for both normal and oily skin. Rosehip Seed Oil, as an integral part of this super moisturizing mask, is full of vitamin A and C which are great for moisturising drier skin. This can be a good mask for people with more mature skin. You can get the full list of ingredients along with a detailed tutorial on how to put it together here. 

Oatmeal Honey Face Scrub

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This is a classic and sure to hit the spot in your at-home spa facial routine. As I mentioned earlier, oatmeal is a great exfoliant and if you pair it with honey you are sure to be left with baby smooth skin. Get the full how to here at dabble and babbles.

Lemongrass Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

diy lemongrass exfoliating face scrub

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Lemongrass is one of your best friends when it comes to nourishing your skin regularly. This facial cleanser helps you incorporate it into your daily/weekly routine effortlessly. Try out the tutorial here to learn to make a nourishing facial exfoliator.

Kiwi Scrub

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This Kiwi scrub is a skin brightener and makes for a more tart facial cleanser. I would say it isn’t a relaxer and more of a ‘waker upper’ type facial scrub that might be best to use in the morning or a midday pick me up (or even after a workout). Get the full scoop this scrub here. 

Citrus Facial

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If you particularly love citrusy facials consider trying this one. I can’t think of a better way to relax your skin after a hike or a workout than a citrus facial to calm your skin down and clean it from all the impurities. Get the citrus facials full tutorial here and try it out for yourself!

Coffee Scrub

diy coffee scrub

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This one doubles as a face and body scrub that is effective in ridding the skin of dead cells that make it look dull. It’s an extra plus if you love the smell of coffee and you like the clean tingly feeling of an extra thorough exfoliation session. Here’s the tutorial on how to put this three-ingredient scrub together.

Lavender Sugar Scrub

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This one is probably my favorite out of the list. Can we take a minute to gawk at how gorgeous the packaging of this lavender scrub is? the best part is that you can easily make it at home too! Just check out the tutorial on how to do it. I love the smell of lavender oil and any excuse to use it is good enough for me!

Make some time for a DIY face scrub

It’s always good to take some time for yourself and treat yourself kindly. 

This way you are functioning at your best and you can do your best work and create a better overall lifestyle. The best part is that you don’t have to spend millions to make a great spa facial happen right at home and still get sweet results.

Did you like these DIY face scrubs? Did you try any? Or are there any you’d recommend that missed the list? Make sure you leave a note below.

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4 thoughts on “DIY Face Scrub: 11 Scrubs for Glowing Skin— Best Exfoliating Scrubs”

  1. Very insightful post! Enjoyed the varied recipes and loved how simple they are, can’t wait to try! Thank you 🙂

  2. Hi Dena, I enjoy keeping them in the fridge. But that’s just my personal preference. I always encourage people to experiment with it a bit at home to see what works best for them. Hope this helps! 🙂

  3. Hi, I am curious if you keep your scrubs in the fridge or just leave them out? I have read conflicting opinions on what is best and would like your input please.

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