Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe

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Don’t let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin’s unpredictability with this homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe! This homemade facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin’s PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil! Don't let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin's unpredictability with this homemade facial toner recipe! This homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin's PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner

Skin care can be complicated especially when you have no idea what your skin is doing. Combination skin, especially, can be confusing. And, as you age, maturing skin does all kinds of craziness too.

Because I have maturing, combination skin prone to hormonal breakouts, I needed a good toner that would tackle dryness, balance my oily t-zone and help prevent acne. All without drying out my skin in the process. So I came up with this homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe to do just that!

My homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe contains several key ingredients to get the job done and get it done right! It’s made with rooibos tea, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, calendula hydrosol, jojoba oil, a blend of natural essential oils and witch hazel extract. (I specifically used the witch hazel extract from Mountain Rose Herbs as it’s double distilled and only contains 14% alcohol for a more soothing product without the sting of store bought witch hazel.)

Why Rooibos Tea?

It’s been shown in studies that rooibos tea is able to sooth and help diminish a variety of skin conditions including eczema and acne when applied topically. In addition, as it is rich in superoxide dismutase – an enzyme necessary for the production of healthy skin cells – rooibos tea has also been found effective in fighting the appearance of aging.

Rooibos tea is also hypoallergenic, meaning it won’t irritate sensitive skin. And because it has natural antibacterial properties, applying rooibos tea to skin can both help to fight acne as well as aid in alleviating bacterial skin infections.

Ready to try this amazing homemade moisturizing facial toner? You can find my natural manuka & rooibos tea facial toner recipe below!

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil! Don't let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin's unpredictability with this homemade facial toner recipe! This homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin's PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe

(with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil)

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

2 oz. brewed rooibos tea
1 oz. witch hazel extract
1 oz. Bragg’s unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1 oz. calendula hydrosol
12 mL polysorbate 80
2 mL jojoba oil
1 mL manuka essential oil
1 mL lavender essential oil
1 mL lemongrass essential oil
8 drops tea tree essential oil

Instructions:

You’ll begin by brewing the rooibos tea for this recipe. To do so, place one teaspoon of rooibos tea into a disposable tea filter then pour 4 oz. of boiling filtered (or distilled) water over the tea bag. Allow to steep for five minutes, remove the tea bag, then cool the tea to room temperature.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil! Don't let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin's unpredictability with this homemade facial toner recipe! This homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin's PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Once the rooibos tea has cooled, measure out the rooibos tea, witch hazel extract, apple cider vinegar and calendula hydrosol and pour into a medium glass bowl.

Then, using a fresh graduated transfer pipette for each remaining ingredient, measure out and add the jojoba oil, polysorbate 80, and the essential oils. The polysorbate will cause a gel like mass in the bowl.

Simply mix well with a whisk to dissolve the gel. Keep whisking until your homemade moisturizing facial toner is once again liquid.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil! Don't let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin's unpredictability with this homemade facial toner recipe! This homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin's PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Now divide your homemade moisturizing facial toner between two 2 oz. amber PET Boston round bottles with a smooth black fine mist sprayer. Then label as desired for personal use. (You can find the same bottles with sprayers that I used at SKS Bottle & Packaging.)

If desired or for long term storage, I recommend also adding a preservative such as Phenoxyethanol to your homemade moisturizing facial toner once you’ve mixed all of the ingredients together and prior to pouring into your containers.

To use, spritz onto face after cleansing and gently massage into skin. Follow with a facial serum or your favorite moisturizer or day cream. (You can learn how to make your own hyaluronic acid serum here. Or you may also be interested in my anti-wrinkle green tea eye cream recipe, my coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe and my anti-aging night cream recipe.)

This foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

If you like my manuka & rooibos tea homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe, then you may also like my foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe. My foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties. You can find the recipe here.

Oat Body Scrub Recipe! This foaming oat body scrub recipe is handmade with skin soothing oat butter, tamanu oil and frankincense essential oil. Both frankincense and tamanu oil are purported to have anti-aging skin care properties and are therefore used in a variety of products that help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Alternately, you may also like my foaming oat body scrub recipe. My foaming oat body scrub recipe is suitable for all skin types, including normal and oily skin. It’s homemade with skin soothing oat butter, tamanu oil and frankincense essential oil and makes a great substitute for your body wash. You can find that recipe here.

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And, if you make your own bath & body products, be sure to add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram posts for a chance to have your homemade products featured! I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my (semi-regular) weekend wrap up posts!


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Foaming Oat Body Scrub Recipe with Frankincense & Tamanu Oil

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This foaming oat body scrub recipe is homemade with skin soothing oat butter, tamanu oil and frankincense essential oil. Both frankincense and tamanu oil are purported to have anti-aging skin care properties and are therefore used in a variety of products that help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Oat Body Scrub Recipe! This foaming oat body scrub recipe is handmade with skin soothing oat butter, tamanu oil and frankincense essential oil. Both frankincense and tamanu oil are purported to have anti-aging skin care properties and are therefore used in a variety of products that help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Tamanu oil specifically possesses a variety of properties useful in skin care applications. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial and analgesic carrier oil. Additionally tamanu oil is also rich in antioxidants and is a wonderful moisturizer.

Because of this, tamanu oil has been traditionally used as a natural home remedy to promote the healing of minor wounds and abrasions, insect bites and sunburns. It’s also beneficial in relieving bothersome skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, dry or scaly skin, and eczema.

Oat Body Scrub Recipe! This foaming oat body scrub recipe is handmade with skin soothing oat butter, tamanu oil and frankincense essential oil. Both frankincense and tamanu oil are purported to have anti-aging skin care properties and are therefore used in a variety of products that help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

My foaming oat body scrub recipe is suitable for all skin types, including normal and oily skin. As it contains a foaming bath whip, it can be used to exfoliate and cleanse skin in place of your usual soap or body wash.

This body scrub is perfect for those who prefer a product that rinses away completely after use rather than leaving beneficial oils behind. This makes it a great body scrub option for summer when skin tends to sweat and produce more oils.

Oat Body Scrub Recipe! This foaming oat body scrub recipe is handmade with skin soothing oat butter, tamanu oil and frankincense essential oil. Both frankincense and tamanu oil are purported to have anti-aging skin care properties and are therefore used in a variety of products that help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Foaming Oat Body Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

11 oz.Crafter’s Choice foaming bath whip (or similar)
4 oz. oat butter (or another hydrogenated butter)
.5 oz. tamanu oil
.5 oz. cocoa butter
.3 oz. emulsifying wax
.2 oz. frankincense essential oil
20 oz. granulated white sugar

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh all of the ingredients for my foaming oat body scrub recipe.

Being by weighing out the cocoa butter and emulsifying wax. Combine in a large 8 cup glass Pyrex measuring cup or glass bowl. Heat the wax and cocoa butter in the microwave at 40% power until melted. Alternately you may also use a double boiler.

Oat Body Scrub Recipe! This foaming oat body scrub recipe is handmade with skin soothing oat butter, tamanu oil and frankincense essential oil. Both frankincense and tamanu oil are purported to have anti-aging skin care properties and are therefore used in a variety of products that help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Remove the melted ingredients from heat then weigh out the oat butter. Stir the oat butter into the melted ingredients until it has fully melted.

Follow with the foaming bath whip, then mix with a power hand blender for about 2 minutes.

Oat Body Scrub Recipe! This foaming oat body scrub recipe is handmade with skin soothing oat butter, tamanu oil and frankincense essential oil. Both frankincense and tamanu oil are purported to have anti-aging skin care properties and are therefore used in a variety of products that help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Weigh out the frankincense essential oil and mix into the ingredients using a hand blender.

(If you’d like to learn more about frankincense essential oil, including the difference between the four main types of frankincense, be sure to check out my rose body butter recipe here.)

Once all of the wet ingredients are thoroughly combined you can add the sugar.

Slowly add the sugar mixing with a hand blender until all of the sugar is evenly distributed throughout. When the sugar is well incorporated into your oat body scrub, you are ready to pour the scrub into containers.

Evenly fill three 9 oz. clear straight sided glass jars with silver metal lug caps with your foaming oat body scrub. (I got my containers from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.)

Oat Body Scrub Recipe! This foaming oat body scrub recipe is handmade with skin soothing oat butter, tamanu oil and frankincense essential oil. Both frankincense and tamanu oil are purported to have anti-aging skin care properties and are therefore used in a variety of products that help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Allow your body scrub to fully cool, then screw on the lug caps and label as desired for gifting or personal use.

If you’d like to sell the scrubs you create using my foaming oat body scrub recipe, then you’ll need to label your product so that it meets FDA guidelines. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

For even more of my homemade body scrub recipes, visit Soap Deli News blog here. You can also find more great body scrub and skin care recipes on my Pinterest boards here.

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And, if you make your own bath & body products, be sure to add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram posts for a chance to have your homemade products featured! I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my (semi-regular) weekend wrap up posts!


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Exfoliating Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe for Acne Prone and Combination Skin

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Check out this AMAZING DIY beauty hack for making your own exfoliating microdermabrasion scrub recipe for acne prone and combination skin! It contains just TWO ingredients to save you money over expensive commercial options and it doubles as an anti-acne face mask!

Ever wanted to make your own microdermabrasion scrub recipe but without potentially skin irritating baking soda? Then you need to check out this amazing DIY beauty hack for making your own exfoliating microdermabrasion scrub recipe for acne prone and combination skin! This simple and all natural microdermabrasion scrub recipe contains just TWO ingredients to help you save money over expensive commercial options. Plus it doubles as an anti-acne face mask!

I received a sample of dr. brandt® microdermabrasion skin exfoliant in my Birchbox this past October to try. I really liked it but the retail price on this product is $79 for 2 oz. and terribly out of my price range. So I kind of nixed the idea of microdermabrasion for a while. Then, during a rather pesky routine hormone induced break out, I decided to experiment with the Rocky Mountain Essentials Tuxedo Teeth Whitener and Detoxifier that I had in my bathroom closet.

This all natural, organic teeth whitener contains only coconut shell charcoal, calcium bentonite clay, organic mint and organic orange peel. Activated charcoal, of course, is known for it's detoxifying properties and is a common ingredient in anti-acne masks along with bentonite clay so it can double as an anti-acne face mask!

This all natural, organic teeth whitener contains only coconut shell activated charcoal, calcium bentonite clay, organic mint and organic orange peel. Activated charcoal, of course, is known for it’s detoxifying properties and is a common ingredient in anti-acne masks along with bentonite clay. I figured it’d be perfect as a face mask.

So, while in the shower the other day, I put a small amount of the Tuxedo Teeth Whitener and Detoxifier in the palm of my hand and added just enough water to make a paste. Then I massaged it onto my face in a circular motion. To both my surprise and my delight the paste felt exactly like a microdermabrasion product! So not only was I able to exfoliate my skin, I was also able to leave the product on my face as a mask for 5-10 minutes to help relieve my acne break out. It was as easy as that.

If, however, you’d like something a little more substantial than water to mix with the tooth powder, you can also mix it with skin friendly anti-aging oils like jojoba, rosehip seed or argan oil. Another good option would be to mix it with soothing (cooled) chamomile tea or aloe vera juice. Then simply use once or twice a week as needed to maintain skin.

If you prefer to premix your microdermabrasion scrub, here’s a simple recipe to get you started. (If you prefer to use aloe vera juice, water, milk or even yogurt don’t pre-mix your microdermabrasion scrub as water based ingredients can lead to bacteria and mold formation.)

Check out this AMAZING DIY beauty hack for making your own exfoliating microdermabrasion scrub recipe for acne prone and combination skin! It contains just TWO ingredients to save you money over expensive commercial options and it doubles as an anti-acne face mask!

Exfoliating Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.1 oz. Rocky Mountain Essentials Tuxedo Teeth Whitener + Detoxifier
.85 oz. jojoba, rosehip seed or argan oil

Instructions:

I weighed out the ingredients using a digital scale. However, you don’t have to weigh the ingredients out. If you don’t have a scale simply add a small amount of oil to the teeth whitener powder until it forms a paste. Otherwise, weigh out the ingredients and mix together. Be sure to use a non-metal utensil and bowl to mix the microdermabrasion scrub recipe as metal deactivates the properties of the bentonite clay (an ingredient in the Tuxedo teeth whitener.).

If desired, you can also mix in up to 12 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) into your microdermabrasion scrub. You can also substitute part of the carrier oil in this recipe with neem oil. In which case I’d recommend using essential oils – a lavender and tea tree essential oil combo would work great for this! – to hide the smell of the neem oil. Neem oil has been known to help to relieve acne, psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, dandruff, skin ulcers, warts, and other skin conditions when applied either directly or into soaps, lotions, and creams.

Hot tip! Add .15 oz. of polysorbate 80 to this recipe to make removal of the product easier. Without it, it’s a little tough to wash off.

Once you’ve mixed up your face scrub, refill your empty jar of Tuxedo teeth whitener and detoxifier with the microdermabrasion scrub. Alternately you can also use a 2 oz. glass salve jar.

You’re new microdermabrasion face scrub is now ready to use!

To use your scrub, simply apply a quarter sized amount to your wet face and massage in a circular motion avoiding your eye area. If desired, leave on skin for 5-10 minutes afterward to use as a mask. Finally, rinse the scrub off completely using warm water and pat dry. Be sure to then follow with your favorite moisturizer or anti-wrinkle face serum.

Created as a dupe to the clariSEA Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask, this activated charcoal detox mask recipe draws out impurities, clears up blackheads and removes excess oil for reduced breakouts and faster healing times.

For more anti-acne skin care recipes that contain activated charcoal including homemade soap, mask and face scrub recipes, visit Soap Deli News blog here.

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Activated Charcoal Detox Mask Recipe with Free Printable Labels

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Created as a dupe to the clariSEA Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask, this activated charcoal detox mask recipe draws out impurities, clears up blackheads and removes excess oil for reduced breakouts and faster healing times.

Created as a dupe to the clariSEA Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask, this activated charcoal detox mask recipe draws out impurities, clears up blackheads and removes excess oil for reduced breakouts and faster healing times.

Like clariSEA’s Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask, my version is made with no preservatives and all natural ingredients that include kaolin clay, sea salt, mineral salt, calendula and activated charcoal. To make it, simply weigh out all of the ingredients needed and mix! It’s great on acne prone skin, or as a spot treatment when you are experiencing acne breakouts. (I found this worked really well for me during hormone related breakouts.)

Finally, I’ve also created free printable labels for my activated charcoal detox mask recipe. Simply download the free printable labels (found after the recipe) to gift these as DIY bridesmaid gifts so everyone looks pore-fect for the big day! (If you have an upcoming wedding, create an Amazon Wedding Registry! Not only can you save products from other websites to your Amazon Wedding Registry, but you’ll also receive a 10% 0ff coupon good on select items from across Amazon. See their website for details.)

Created as a dupe to the clariSEA Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask, this activated charcoal detox mask recipe draws out impurities, clears up blackheads and removes excess oil for reduced breakouts and faster healing times.

Activated Charcoal Detox Mask Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.5 oz. kaolin (white cosmetic) clay
.15 oz. sea salt, fine ground
.1 oz. pink Himalayan (mineral) salt or Celtic sea (mineral blend) salt, fine ground
.1 oz. hardwood activated charcoal powder
.05 oz. calendula flower powder

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out all the ingredients and combine in a glass bowl. Mix well to combine.

Pour the activated charcoal detox mask into one 8 oz. jar. I specifically used a clear plastic 8 oz. low profile jar and a 200 mL cosmetic style jar from Infinity Jars for this project. (My activated charcoal detox mask recipe fills one 8 oz. container. To fill additional jars, double the recipe as needed.) Alternately, you can fill two 4 oz. jars with this recipe. I also like the 4 oz. glass salve jars for this recipe.

To use your activated charcoal detox mask, simply combine 1 Tablespoon of the mask with 1/2 Tablespoon of water in your hand to form a paste. Then massage the mask onto your skin in a circular motion. Rinse the mask off with warm water once it has dried.

Alternately, rather than mixing your mask with water, you can also mix your mask with aloe vera juice, plain Greek yogurt or rosehip seed oil to suit your skin’s individual needs.

Side Notes:

For more sensitive skin, reduce the amount of salt to no more than .2 oz. total. Additionally, if you have calendula petals, you can simply run them through a coffee grinder to create a powder.

Additionally, while clariSEA’s Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask contains bamboo activated charcoal powder, I chose to use hardwood activated charcoal powder from Rocky Mountain Essentials. It’s both made and packaged in the USA and works well for detoxification and use as an ingredient in high end cosmetic products.

Free Printable Labels.

You can download the free printable activated charcoal mask labels for this recipe here. For the clear plastic low profile jar, I printed my labels onto a full size clear gloss inkjet label sheet. For the beautiful, deep ultraviolet (these jars appear black) light proof jar, I printed my labels onto a full size white label sheet. I acquired both types of my label sheets from WorldLabel who sells quality labels in bulk at reasonable prices.

Can I Buy This Instead?

Don’t want to make your own? You can purchase the clariSEA Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask through Birchbox. (Sign up for the Birchbox monthly beauty box here to receive monthly beauty samples and earn points you can use towards free or discounted products!) It’s also currently available at a discounted price with free Prime shipping from Amazon here. (You can sign up for a Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial here.)

Also be sure to check out some of my other bath and body favorites you can buy at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen here.

Want more?

And, if you like my version of this activated charcoal detox mask recipe, you may also like my Exfoliate & Detox Skin Polish Recipe, my Detox Sugar Scrub Recipe, my Ultimate Detox Salt Bar Soap Recipe and my Lush inspired Sea Salt Face & Body Scrub Recipe. Or, for more of my printable projects, visit Soap Deli News blog here.

For even more skin care recipes, printables and DIY ideas, you’ll want to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’Tumblr, FacebookTwitterG+ and Instagram.


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Detox Sugar Scrub Recipe

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This detox sugar scrub recipe creates lovely gemstone shaped solid sugar scrubs that contain activated charcoal to help keep skin acne free and vibrant!

This detox sugar scrub recipe creates lovely solid sugar scrub shaped gemstones that contain activated charcoal to help keep skin acne free and vibrant! In addition to naturally detoxifying activated charcoal, this detox sugar scrub recipe also incorporates anti-acne/anti-aging sea buckthorn oil as well as lavender and tea tree essential oils. (Just like my lavender and tea tree soap recipe with activated charcoal!)

Learn how to make this easy detox sugar scrub recipe now for a natural approach to skin care and to help keep acne from occurring. These fun black diamond and gemstone shaped solid sugar scrubs can be use on your face daily or as needed as well as to oily and acne prone areas of your body.

This detox sugar scrub recipe creates lovely solid sugar scrub shaped gemstones that contain activated charcoal to help keep skin acne free and vibrant! In addition to naturally detoxifying activated charcoal, this detox sugar scrub recipe also incorporates anti-acne/anti-aging sea buckthorn oil as well as lavender and tea tree essential oils.

Detox Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.25 oz. clear melt and pour soap base
2 oz. shea butter (or sal butter)
.35 oz. rosehip seed oil (or safflower oil)
.15 oz. castor oil
1 mL sea buckthorn oil (or tamanu oil)
1 mL + 5 drops lavender essential oil
1 mL tea tree oil

4.75 oz. granulated white sugar (or caster sugar)
.25 oz. activated charcoal powder

Instructions:

To create a variety of gemstone shaped solid sugar scrubs you’ll need two Cool Jewels Diamond Ice Trays. (Alternately you can also use an all diamond silicone mold or ice cube tray of your choice.)

Begin by weighing out the shea butter (or sal butter) using a digital scale. Place it in a double boiler and allow to melt. (Alternately you can melt the butter in your microwave at 50%-60% power. Be sure to use a lower setting to prevent your butter from becoming grainy.)

Now weigh out the clear soap base and cut into small chunks. Combine in the double boiler with the melted butter. Stir the mixture until the soap melts completely then remove from heat.

Weigh out the rosehip seed oil (or safflower oil) and the castor oil. Stir into the melted sugar scrub mixture.

Next, you a graduated plastic transfer pipette to measure out the sea buckthorn oil (or tamanu oil.) Stir into the melted ingredients.

Do the same with the lavender and tea tree essential oils, using a fresh pipette for each ingredient.

Now weigh out the granulated white sugar and the activated charcoal powder into a 2-cup glass Pyrex measuring cup. (You can use caster sugar for less exfoliation or for more sensitive skin.) Mix with a fork to incorporate the two ingredients together.

Slowly pour the melted sugar scrub base into the dry sugar and activated charcoal mixture. Whisk the melted ingredients into the sugar and activated charcoal until thoroughly combined, then pour the sugar scrub mixture into your mold cavities. You will have enough sugar scrub to make 9-10 gemstone shaped solid sugar scrubs.

Learn how to make this easy detox sugar scrub recipe now for a natural approach to skin care and to help keep acne from occurring. These fun black diamond and gem shaped solid sugar scrubs can be use on your face daily or as needed as well as to oily and acne prone areas of your body.

Place your molds into the refrigerator until the solid sugar scrubs have hardened completely, then pop out of the mold cavities and package as desired.

(Please note that if you live in a warmer climate or will be selling and/or shipping these gemstone shaped solid sugar scrubs, these could melt. You can avoid this by increasing the amount of melt and pour soap base slightly or and/or decreasing the amount of liquid at room temperature oil called for in this detox sugar scrub recipe. During fall/winter or for personal use in a climate controlled environment, this detox sugar scrub recipe can be kept as is.)

To use your detox sugar scrubs, simply mash part of one gemstone shaped solid sugar scrub in very wet hands and massage onto wet skin. Then simply rinse and pat dry.

Easy Homemade Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe for Acne Prone or Combination Skin

If you like my detox sugar scrub recipe then you may also like some of my other natural skin care recipes that contain activated charcoal. They include the following: Homemade Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe (pictured above), Homemade Lavender and Tea Tree Soap Recipe with Activated Charcoal, Natural Two-in-One Cleanser and Activated Charcoal Facial Scrub Recipe, Homemade Exfoliate and Detox Skin Polish Recipe, and my Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe.

To discover even more natural skin care recipes as well as homemade soap recipes be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, FacebookTwitterG+ and Instagram.


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