Olive Oil and Brown Sugar Facial Scrub

Updated on 28 Jan 2009, Published on 27 Jan 2009

Even if you cannot exfoliate regularly, scrubbing your skin once a while is of utmost importance as only cleansing cannot remove the dirt, dead skin, oils etc. Each one of us has different skin types which respond differently to different oils. Thus, the requirements of the skin are different for different skin types. There are a number of homemade facial scrub recipes which you can try out to meet the need of your skin.

Following are some ways to make olive oil and brown sugar facial scrub which is one of the most popular scrubs:

Brown Sugar Facial Scrub

Take some granulated brown sugar in a bowl. Add 1/4 cup of olive oil into it and a few lemon drops. You can also ad a few drops of lavender if you wish to. Properly mix it together. Apply it all over your face and neck. Gently massage it and rinse it with clear water.

Honey Almond Foot Scrub

Ingredients: 3 tbsp of honey, 1 tbsp of brown sugar, 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 oz of almonds and 1/4 lemon juice.

Grind the almonds and mix it with brown sugar, honey, olive oil and lemon. Apply the paste onto your foot and rub it in circular motion. Wash it off with water.

Homemade Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Ingredients: 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 -1 tbsp of vanilla extracts and 1 tbsp of vitamin E.

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Wet your body with warm water and apply it on your skin and gently scrub it. You do not have to exert pressure while scrubbing as it could damage your skin. When you are done scrubbing you can rinse it off with water and wash with a little amount of soap.

Brown Sugar Scrub


Ingredients: 1 cup of organic brown sugar, olive oil, essential oil, 1 cup of turbinado

Mix the organic brown sugar and the turbinado properly. To the mixture add a good amount of olive oil but don’t make it too oily. Also add the essential oil to make a sweet smelling scrub. Mix altogether and apply it on your skin and scrub gently. Wash it off and feel the difference.

Quick Face Scrub

Take 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 2 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of any of your favorite extract. Mix them together properly. Wet your skin and apply the mixture on it. Don’t worry about the olive oil as it is one of the most natural oils and will not clog your pores.

Other than these homemade scrubs, there are also a number of scrubs that are available in the market. But you do not have to spend your money buying these expensive scrubs since you can try out homemade scrub which are as effective as the over the counter products.

Of all the homemade scrubs that are available brown sugar is one of the most popular scrubs. The sugar helps in removing the dead skin and the olive oil soothes the skin making it soft and tender. You can add extracts depending on your personal choice. The extracts are simply meant to awaken you up and rejuvenate your skin.

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