The facial scrub I've made uses
the same basic "recipe" as the Invigorating Rosemary-Mint Foot Scrub, but I use granulated
sugar in place of the Epson salt, because the scrubbing particles are
smaller and less abrasive. I infuse the oil with something that smells
good or I add a few drops of essential oil. Orange peel-infused olive oil with a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
extract added at the end of the infusion time is one of my favorites. The recipe makes two
four ounce jars. I use the scrub as a facial cleanser or body scrub.
In the winter we don't need to use soap daily, and doing so can cause
skin to dry out, so lately I skip the soap on all but a few body parts
and just moisturize with a scrub. Its scent is always uplifting, it
helps me wake up in the mornings and my skin is left moisturized, which is especially
important in the winter.
The kids like these scrubs too, they like to identify the scents, and they don't seem to miss chasing a bar of soap around the bathtub.
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup oil (coconut, sweet almond and olive are my favorites)
Herbs to infuse the oil or essential oils to add a nice scent
Optional: 1 tablespoon sea salt, baking soda, bentonite clay or epsom salt, or a teaspoon liquid castile soap