How Can I Make Facial Scrubs Out of Kitchen Ingredients?

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Q:  I absolutely love St. Ives Facials scrubs, but I know they aren't the best for the environment, or the chemicals for my face. I've heard that I can make a great facial scrub out of some normal kitchen ingredients like brown sugar and coffee grounds — or even olive oil!

I would love to make a facial scrub that I can use and potentially recommend to friends as well. Can you help?

Sent by Karen

Editor: Karen, yes you can! In fact, Elizabeth wrote a great post on this a little while ago:

Personal Care Kitchen: How to Make Homemade Body Scrubs

Those suggestions are a little better as body scrubs, however. For a more delicate facial scrub, try some of these ideas:

Personal Care Kitchen: How to Make Homemade Body Scrubs - At SASSYBELLA.

Readers, any favorite facial scrubs from kitchen ingredients?


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