Essential Oil Facial Scrub
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Adjust the amounts to suit your skin type.
Recipe type: D.I.Y. Essential Oil Recipes
Serves: about 1 ounce
  • 1 tablespoon of organic castor oil
  • 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil
  • ¼ teaspoon, or up to 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 to 5 drops lemon oil
  • 1 to 5 drops lavender oil
  • 1 to 5 drops cedarwood oil
  • 1 to 5 drops frankincense oil
Make the scrub
  1. Measure ingredients into a small bowl.
  2. Whisk or mix together until completely combined.
  3. Use a small rubber scraper to place the scrub in a small glass jar.
  4. Allow to sit for a couple days before using.
How to use the scrub
  1. Use on dry or very slightly wet skin.
  2. Gently scrub all over the face with a small amount of the cleanser, making sure to avoid the eye area. Massage gently all over for about 30 seconds.
  3. Wet a clean washcloth with nicely warm water, wring it out, and then lay the cloth over your face.
  4. Allow the warm cloth to gently steam impurities from your skin for a moment, and then gently clean the oil from your skin with the cloth.
  5. Repeat - rinse the cloth, and gently work over the face to remove all traces of the cleanser - usually 3 or 4 times will do it.
  6. Gently pat face dry with a towel.
Use the smallest amounts of baking soda and Essential Oils, gradually increasing the amount as your skin adjusts and according to what feels comfortable on your skin.
Recipe by The Creekside Cook at