Olive Oil, Brown Sugar and Honey Scrub


    The winter and cold air is wreaking havoc on my skin.  I’ve noticed recently that I am getting some dry patches on my face and that my skin tone has been looking splotchy and red in some places.  Since I have sensitive skin, I’m always looking for natural and safe ways to not only exfoliate my skin but to moisturize it as well.

    I’m not sure if aging has anything to do with it but I’ve never really had to worry about having dry skin.  Growing up, my face was always oily and I just purchased facial cleansers to prevent breakouts.  After having kids, my skin has changed dramatically and gone from being oily to being combination skin.  While I do still have oily areas on my face, I’ve noticed that my forehead and cheeks tend to be dry and flaky now.


    After researching various natural products online for taking care of your skin, I decided to try making a scrub on my won with natural ingredients that I was sure would not irritate my skin.  This is the first time that I have tried this and I think it turned out great.  I’m now able to exfoliate my skin right at home and get rid of those flaky patches with my Olive Oil, Brown Sugar and Honey Scrub.  I never have to worry because I know exactly where all of the ingredients come from and how it was made.

Olive Oil, Brown Sugar and Honey Scrub

Ingredients –

1 C. brown sugar
1/4 C. olive oil
1/8 C. honey
jar with lid

Directions –

1. Combine the brown sugar, olive oil and honey in a small bowl, mixing well.
2. Pour the scrub mixture into a jar and seal with a lid. Give as a gift or keep for yourself!


Directions on use –

1. Apply a generous amount of scrub to wet skin and massage in a circle motion.
2. Rinse off with warm water.
3. Pat dry and apply moisturizer to keep your skin feeling soft and smooth.

    I use this scrub a few times per week and I have really noticed a difference in my skin.  Not only does it smell great but it leaves my face feeling soft and clean.  The best part is that it cleanses the oil from my skin and gently exfoliates the dry spots that I have in my T-zone.  I’m very excited to share this recipe for making this scrub with all of you.  Make sure you head back to let us know how it works for you!


Let’s discuss:  What natural products have you used in the past to exfoliate or moisturize your skin?

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  1. Homemade scrubs are so fun to make and give as presents. I like using cocoa butter on my face to moisturize.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    I make scrubs like this all the time to exfoliate my skin in the winter. I make an awesome one out of coffee and it smells ah-mazing.

  3. I love making homemade sugar scrubs. This recipe sounds so simple!

  4. My skin is NOT handling this winter weather very well. I need to try this scrub to see if I can get some of the issues back under control. The dryness is out of control!

  5. I love home made sugar scrub! I’ll have to try this recipe, the honey sounds like a great ingredient!

  6. I really like the Olive Oil, Brown Sugar and Honey Scrub! It looks like such a good scrub to help me get rid of dead skin. Thanks for an awesome recipe.

  7. I love homemade sugar scrubs. They are great to use or to give as gifts.

  8. I have never made my own. I see how easy it is! Great for affordable gift giving.

  9. Nice. I like how all natural it is. Super easy to make. Makes a great gift. Love it.

  10. I have used scrubs–but those made by others. I do love them but prefer the ones with less oil in them. I love this recipe for scrub because I can adjust the amount of oil if need be.

  11. This sounds so nice. That scent would be so relaxing. I have to try this out!

  12. I have only bought store brand moisturizers and scrubs.
    This looks like an interesting alternative!

  13. I love this kind of hand scrub. It makes your hands SO soft – I like your budget version. Will have to make some

  14. I make a similar recipe every winter and love how soft it leaves my skin. Bonus that it smells amazing too!

  15. I need to make some of this for myself. Would make a great gift!

  16. I don’t exfoliate that much (probably not enough). I tried making a scrub once and just found it easier to buy it that day.

  17. This is a great recipe. I think it is healthy and at the same time, delicious.

  18. This scrub sounds amazing. I can’t wait to try this.

  19. I’ve never made my own scrub but they are really expensive and the ones you make are all natural so for me I think I’ll start making them myself.

  20. I love making DIY products. I like to use Coconut oil in my scrubs. It leaves my skin so soft and hydrated.

  21. I’ve never made my own scrub but I’ve always thought about it. I love that when you make it from home you do know exactly where your ingredients came from, especially if you buy organic. The stuff in stores is pretty scary so I never buy anything for my skin unless I know exactly where it comes from.

  22. This sounds good enough to eat! I really do not use anything on my face other than soap but this sounds a must try!

  23. I like sugar scrubs. I have tried just about everything from egg whites to oatmeal!

  24. I’m a big fan of all things Aveeno when it comes to my skin, but this looks amazing, and I’ll bet the smell can’t be beat!

  25. I have never made my own scrub before. I can’t believe easy it is. I’ll have to give this a try. Thanks!

  26. A friend of mine made me a natural scrub for christmas a few years ago, I loved it!

  27. Tanya White says

    I just started getting into homemade scrubs, thanks for sharing this I can’t wait to try.

  28. This would make for such a lovely gift too. I bet it smells absolutely gorgeous!

  29. Julie Waldron says

    I love scrubs! This looks super easy and I already have the ingredients on hand.

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