Exfoliate! 23 Homemade Face Scrubs {Get Your Glow}

Using a facial scrub is a great way to remove dead skin cells, clear out those pores, and get rid of acne. But commercial products contain a multitude of questionable ingredients. Fragrances, parabens, and other chemicals can irritate or damage your skin. Instead of spending your money on harmful products, you could try a few homemade face scrubs. These contain natural ingredients, cost less, and work great on all skin types. Check out our recipes below!

Sugar Face Scrubs

#1 – Lemon and Sugar Scrub:

Lemon and Sugar Scrub
via Beauty Banter

This simple homemade face scrub uses lemon, sugar, olive oil, and honey. Together these even out your skin tone, clear your pores, soothe, heal, and hydrate.

#2 – Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub:

Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub
via Thrive

The grittiness of the sugar removes dead skin, clearing your pores. The coconut oil moisturizes without leaving a greasy residue. Together, they leave your skin looking and feeling fresh and clean.

#3 – Pumpkin Spice Scrub:

Pumpkin Spice Scrub
via The Crunchy Moose

This scrub recipe uses the oil and honey you’ll find in other recipes. But it adds in a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg essential oils. The heavenly scent will have you tempted to nibble while you use it.

#4 – Sweet Vanilla Sugar Scrub:

Sweet Vanilla Sugar Scrub
via Thank Your Body

This combination of white and brown sugar clear away dry skin and get rid of bacteria. Honey and olive oil moisturize, cleanse, and protect your skin from damage. Vitamin E keeps you looking young, and the vanilla smells amazing.

#5 – Grapefruit Avocado Oil Scrub:

Grapefruit Avocado Oil Scrub
via Brit.co

Grapefruit can even out your skin tone and lighten discoloration. It can also stimulate your skin for higher collagen production, which boosts elasticity. Add in some sugar and avocado oil for a great natural face scrub

#6 – Protect & Clarify Scrub:

Protect & Clarify Scrub
via Brit.co

The pretty green color of this exfoliating scrub comes from kiwi. This fruit contains vitamin E, which fights against free radicals. The sugar cleanses and the safflower oil nourishes for a healthy glow.

#7 – Aloe Green Tea Scrub:

Aloe Green Tea Scrub
via Sweet Simple Living

For this recipe, the green tea isn’t brewed. Instead, cut open the bag and mix the leaves in with the rest of the ingredients. The result is a great homemade face wash and scrub.

#8 – Banana Scrub:

Banana Face Scrub

Bananas contain a variety of vitamins and nutrients that promote clear skin. Combine them with the exfoliating goodness of sugar and the hydration of honey for a great scrub.

Salt Face Scrubs

#9 – Sugar and Salt Scrub:

Sugar and Salt Scrub
via The Elliott Homestead

This could be a sugar scrub, except for the additional salt exfoliate. They work together to smooth away impurities while coconut oil nourishes. Lavender and peppermint essential oil add a heavenly scent.

#10 – Skin Brightening Scrub:

Skin Brightening Scrub
via The Chic Site

Strawberries contain vitamin C and antioxidants. Together these cleanse your skin of impurities while improving your skin tone. They also protect against harmful UV rays. Almond oil, lime juice, and salt finish off this recipe.

#11 – Exfoliate & Deep Clean Scrub:

Exfoliate & Deep Clean Scrub
via Brit.co

This scrub uses the clarifying abilities of pineapple enzymes as a natural cleanser. Then it adds black lava sea salt to exfoliate and coconut oil to soothe your skin.

#12 – Sea Salt Scrub:

Sea Salt Scrub
via Lia Griffith

This lovely scrub is easy to make, using Himalayan pink sea salt and organic coconut oil. It clears away blemishes and dead skin, moisturizes, and leaves you with skin you’ll love to show off.

#13 – Salt and Honey Scrub:

Salt and Honey Scrub
via Daring Baker Duluth

Kosher salt, honey, and olive oil make up the main ingredients to this recipe. Then add some grapefruit and rosemary essential oils for a scrub that lasts for months.

Oatmeal Face Scrubs

#14 – Facial Scrub for Dry Skin:

Facial Scrub for Dry Skin
via Homemade for Elle

Above all else, dry skin needs hydration. Olive oil moisturizes while honey clears up acne and slows aging. The oats gently exfoliate, leaving you with healthy, glowing skin.

#15 – Honey Oatmeal Scrub:

Honey Oatmeal Scrub
via Homemade for Elle

Added to the honey and oatmeal in this recipe are nutmeg, tea tree oil, and lavender essential oil. These 3 combined are astringents, anti-inflammatories, antibacterial, and antiseptics. Together, they give you clear, healthy skin.

#16 – Almond & Oat Scrub:

Almond & Oat Scrub
via Simple Medicine

Ground almonds combine with oats to scrub away dead skin. Add your favorite clay to suck up extra oil and clear out bacteria and toxins. Then choose the herbs that suit your skin type to finish it off.

Baking Soda Scrubs

#17 – Honey Mask and Scrub:

Honey Mask and Scrub
via Nature’s Nurture Blog

Baking soda is a wonder on your skin. It removes dead cells, oil, and dirt from your face, and some believe it reduces aging skin. Honey moisturizes, so your face feels amazing after every use.

#18 – Basic Baking Soda Scrub:

Basic Baking Soda Scrub
via She Knows

If you have a favorite facial cleanser, you can turn it into a scrub or face mask. Just add some baking soda, gently scrub, and leave it for a few minutes to work its magic.

#19 – Glowing Turmeric Scrub:

Glowing Turmeric Scrub
via Hello Glow

Turmeric is all the rage these days. It’s an anti-inflammatory, a skin toner, and it regulates oil production. Combine it with baking soda and almond milk for a great exfoliating face scrub.

#20 – Blackhead Removal Scrub:

Blackhead Removal Scrub
via Sprouting Healthy Habits

Blackheads can be hard to get rid of, but this treatment can help. It uses vitamin C-rich orange juice, which cleanses your pores of buildup. It also reduces wrinkles for younger-looking skin.

Other Face Scrubs

#21 – Coffee Scrub:

Coffee Scrub
via Hey its Lulu

Don’t throw away those coffee grounds after drinking the brew. Mix them together with some olive oil and honey to make this gentle, moisturizing DIY scrub.

#22 – Coffee Cacao Scrub:

Coffee Cacao Scrub
via Kale and Caramel

The coffee and cacao nibs contain caffeine, which reduces redness and inflammation. These 2 are also antioxidants. The addition of sugar, sweet almond oil, and ground vanilla bean add to this scrub’s goodness.

#23 – Almond Scrub:

Almond Scrub
via Blah Blah Magazine

As well as almond meal and wheat germ, this recipe uses a variety of herbs for either combination or oily skin. This ensures you have the right natural face scrubs to meet your needs.

Homemade Face Scrub Final Thoughts

Homemade facial scrubs are cheap and easy to make right in your home. They use only what you choose to put in them. This makes them safer for your skin than most store-bought beauty products. And the better your products are, the healthier your skin will be. If you are looking for more hair care articles check out our hair care buyer’s guides.