Easy Face Scrub

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lately, I have been breaking out like crazy. Normally I would turn all high-school-mortified about it, but since I'm pregnant with a girl and this week I'm finishing up creating her reproductive system (ie: got a whole lot of estrogen pumping through me), I'm much less ashamed.

However. I'm still not a huge fan of the changes my skin is going through. I REALLY don't want to go rummaging through a bunch of facial treatments with unknown ingredients. So, I made my own little face scrub with what I thought would be good for my skin. Of course, there is no better acne treatment than drinking tons of water, but if you want feel pampered you can try this.

Oatmeal: Saponins remove dirt and healthy fats add moisture
Lavender flowers: Antibacterial antiseptic
Almonds: To exfoliate
and Tea Tree Oil: Antibacterial antiseptic

Simply place a large handful of oatmeal in a blender followed by a small handful of lavender flowers and a small handful of almonds. Grind it all up and then add about 4-5 drops of tea-tree oil. I keep mine in a glass jar by the sink and so far, I have loved how my skin feels.

P.S. Be sure to tell a woman you love today how much she means to you as it is International Women's Day!


  1. i don't know if the comment about extra estrogen was supposed to be funny, but i laughed really hard when i read it. way to take care of your daughter!

  2. Glad someone gets my sense of humor ;)

  3. Ohmygosh this looks fantastic! I have goooot to make a new face scrub now! <3 thanks girl! I just found your blog today through the link party and I can't wait to explore more! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  4. Hi Carrie,
    Just found your blog via the Kind Hearted blogger pledge :) I love the idea of a natural face scrub, as most these days are full of chemicals!
    Another one you can do is really really simple. Just honey (which is a natural antibacterial) and almond flakes for exfoliating. Or just honey on its own applied after a warm face wash.

    Will be checking out the rest of your posts :P



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