Chamomile Honey Scrub

 

Chamomile Honey Scrub.

 Has anyone seen the prices of face scrubs lately? They can range from $10 up to $70 and probably higher. I’m sorry but I think those prices are insane especially since you have know idea which scrubs actually work. Luckily there are literally tons of DIY scrubs for your face, feet, and hands that you can make using items you already have in your pantry. I love trying new scrubs and checking out which ones work and which ones are duds. My favorite scrub right now is the chamomile honey scrub it leaves my face feeling so soft and clean.

All you need is :

  • 1/2 Cup of old fashion oatmeal (not the instant package ones)
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1 Teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons of sugar (Raw sugar works better)
  • 1/4 cup of brewed chamomile tea (brew it in 1/4 cup of water so its strong)

 

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You will first brew your chamomile tea in 1/4 cup of water. The stronger the tea is the better. Chamomile helps reduce inflammation and lighten your natural completion to give you a more natural glow. It also helps fight acne and minimize acne scars.

Brewed Tea

  While the tea is brewing you can start mixing your honey, baking soda and oats together. I recommend first running your oatmeal through a food processor to crush your oats this will make the application of the scrub a little easier. The honey in the scrub acts as a pore cleanser and keeps your pores clear and clean. While the baking soda helps remove all of the dead skin cells.

Scrub Dry

Once you have your mix ready you can start by adding your tea. Add one teaspoon at a time so you don’t over water it. Let your mix sit for 5 minutes. If your mix is still too dry after the 5 minutes has passed you can add more tea. BEWARE! If you add to much tea your scrub will not work it should have a chunky consistency.  The soaked oats works as a natural toner and will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. You can then add your sugar which will be an exfoliate to your skin.

Now we can put on the mask. This is where the fun part begins. The first time I  put the scrub on it was a hot mess. There was oats all over my sink and counter top and even floor but with time and practice I have become much better and don’t make a huge mess anymore. A lot of people recommend applying the scrub while you’re showering to avoid the mess but since I don’t want to plug up my tub drain with oats I still put this scrub over the sink.

The Mess

(Here is my mess from the first time I put the scrub on)

Apply the scrub generously on your face and let it set for 5 mins. Then gently wash your face with warm water. Make sure to always dry by patting it dry. If you noticed the raw sugar was to harsh on your skin switch to regular sugar. Unfortunately this isn’t a scrub you can make and use for another time its meant as a one time use scrub.  Remember always be kind to your face because you only have one.

-Nancy

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