How To Make Apricot Face Scrub
This is a firm favourite and something really special to brighten up dull skin. You can use almond oils but here we use apricot and castor oils and with the honey it produces a skin scrub of a nice texture and consistency.
I make this on a day of pampering for myself as unfortunately it does not keep well and so needs to made and used pretty much at the same time. So just make it in small batches. You can use preservatives and emulsifiers to stop it splitting, but frankly it's simple and easy to make when needed and really adds to creating a special moment.
There is something about the honey and ground rice combination that seems to promote the growth of mold. So just make up a small portion and keep it in a lip balm pot and in the refrigerator.
Face Scrub Ingredients
- 1 teaspoon 5ml of apricot kernel oil
- 1 teaspoon 5ml of castor oil
- 1 teaspoon 5ml honey
- 4 teaspoons 20ml or kaolin white clay
- half a teaspoon of ground rice or rice bran
- few drops of orange flower water
- small glass bowl
Let's Start Making Our Apricot Face Scrub
So let's start by adding into our small bowl the apricot kernel oil, castor oil and honey.
Now We Can Start Mixing Our Apricot Face Scrub
Add in the ground rice or rice bran and then the kaolin white clay. Now we can start blending and mixing all the ingredients together. Keep mixing until you have a nice consistency.
Finish Making Your Apricot Face Scrub
Keep mixing in the white clay powder until you have a consistency you like. If it is consistency is too thin for your liking, simply add smaller quantities of the clay and stir until the mixture thickens up.
If your apricot face scrub is a little too thick, we can thin it out by adding some orange flower water. Add the orange flower water in very small quantities and keep mixing. Once you are happy with the finished apricot face scrub, it is best to use it immediately. You can store any leftover in the fridge for a few days, but no longer.
How To Use
The ground rice makes the scrub abrasive. So dampen your skin first and then apply a small amount to the skin and gently work in into the skin. Continue massaging the skin the scrub but be careful if it feels too abrasive and your skin is more sensitive. Jojoba beads or ground almonds can be used instead of the ground rice if the ground rice is too abrasive and harsh on your skin.
To remove the scrub, just use a clean face cloth and warm water. Wash your face completely afterwards. I really hope you enjoy making and using this apricot face scrub. It is one of my favourites to give my face a real reguvenation and it's also great for using on the body too.