Coconut Oil & Honey Face Scrub

by lydia on September 27, 2012

I am excited to share a homemade skin care recipe with you today! I’ve been trying it out for a few weeks now and am absolutely smitten with how my skin feels when I am done! I have been a huge advocate for homemade skin care products for quite some time. I believe that you should be able to eat anything you put on your skin, since it all goes directly into your body. In the past I have struggled with dry itchy skin, and my face used to get pretty dry every fall and winter. Thanks to switching my diet to real food loaded with good fats, my skin is much happier. I still do need some level of external skin care to keep it at it’s very best, so I turn to products I can make in my very own home from ingredients I have on hand in my kitchen.

The recipe I am sharing today, comes from the ebook; Coconut Oil For Your Skin by Jennifer Saleem of Hybrid Rasta Mama. It’s a collection of simple, gentle yet nourishing recipes that your entire body will love. The book is chock full of great recipes for baths, for your whole body, for cellulite, to soothe muscles, for your face, hair, lips, deodorant, toothpaste and more. I’ve been having fun deciding which recipes to try next. Many of the recipes require things I typically have on hand, while others require some oils and essential oils that I will need to purchase, but have already had the desire to do so anyway!

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty simple when it comes to my face care. I don’t wear much make-up if at all, usually just some mascara. So, when I do I just use coconut oil to cleanse and remove my make-up. I also use some homemade toner from time to time and clay masks once in a blue moon. So, when I saw the recipe for ‘Coconut Oil & Honey Face Scrub‘ I felt that would be something I could make and easily include into my minimalist skin care regime.

Coconut Oil & Honey Face Scrub


  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk, OR try raw cream or milk kefir
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar per wash


  1. Mix coconut oil, coconut milk, and honey in a bowl.
  2. Store mixture in a glass jar in a cool, dark place. (If using the cream or kefir, make to order each time you use).
  3. When ready to cleanse face, add one tablespoon of brown sugar to 1⁄2
  4. tablespoon of the oil mixture,
  5. Apply to skin in a circular motion for a minute or two.
  6. Rinse with a warm cloth and water.

Doesn’t that look so simple? It truly is that easy. No need to go out and spend big bucks on fancy gourmet skin care products. I find that the amount called for the scrub is often more than I need for my face, so I use a bit less or use the excess to buff another area of my body. It’s nice on the legs or hands too. And, if you accidentally get some in your mouth it’s no biggie! Try making it with the kefir for some probiotic effect on your skin.

Wanna get the book? Here’s what you can expect to find in the Ebook; Coconut Oil For Your Skin;

  • 8 recipes for the bath/shower;
  • 6 recipes for body care products like lotions and creams including a cellulite cream and an eczema salve;
  • 6 recipes dedicated to your face;
  • 5 shampoo recipes;
  • 4 recipes that serve as conditions and hair treatments;
  • 5 lip balms and;
  • 6 miscellaneous recipes such as insect repellant, deodorant, wart remover, “love potion,” toothpaste, and a PMS blend.

Coconut Oil For Your Skin is available for only $6.95. You may purchase it using by CLICKING HERE (or any of the links above). It will be available for download immediately. (It’s a no brainer, for less than $7 you can have some simple recipes and luxuriously smooth and happy skin!)

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LydiaLydia Joy Shatney is a certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. Additionally, she is the chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation in Delaware County, Pa. (Find the group here on Facebook). Lydia is also a member of the Nourished Living Network. Lydia founded Divine Health in March of 2010. You can find Lydia on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.



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{ 1 comment }

Sky March 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Why can’t the brown sugar be added right away? Can extra be made or does it spoil quickly?

Thank you

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