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It has been a much slower journey trying to clean up my home and beauty products. Every few weeks I try to make one more change! I have been oil cleansing, making my own lotion and eye serum, using natural deodorant to name a few.
This week I am sharing with you my favorite exfoliating facial scrub recipe. This recipe 2 ingredients: something everyone has in their kitchen…baking soda and 100% pure essential oils!
Since I oil-cleanse at night, in the morning I usually just rinse my face with water or use a mild goat milk soap. Once a week, instead of rinsing with water, I use this to buff my skin and give it a good rinse. I follow up with one of my current favorite face moisturizer, Sandalwood Cream from Young Living or Argan oil with Frankincense and Lavender oil.
I like to use Neroli oil (orange blossom) in this exfoliating scrub. This is a pretty pricey oil and was a Christmas gift to myself last year. If you do not have Neroli, you can use Lavender, Frankincense, Geranium or a variety of other oils that are great for the skin.
Neroli is steam distilled from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree. It was priced by the Egyptians for its healing properties. It has a beautiful, calm and relaxing scent and is renowned for supporting the skin and helping the normal aging process. I love this oil. And you only need a few drops for this recipe so it isn't a huge use of your expensive Neroli oil!
- 8 ounces baking soda
- 4-6 drops Neroli Essential Oil (or Lavender, Frankincense, Geranium or other skin supporting essential oil)
- 8 ounce container..
- Combine baking soda and essential oil in container.
- When using, pour about a teaspoonful or two in your hand.
- Add a little water to make a paste.
- Lightly buff face with baking soda paste and rinse.
- Finish with your favorite toner and moisturizer.