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Homemade Exfoliating Scrub for Face and Body

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Homemade Exfoliating Scrub {Easy, Healthy and Effective}

Homemade Exfoliating Scrub out of two simple ingredients is perhaps the best gentle while effective exfoliating products. Baking soda and organic virgin coconut oil are suitable for the most sensitive skins. It also works for both face and body. Isn’t it nice to simplify the personal care routine?

You can certainly add additional extras to this basic homemade face and body exfoliating scrub, but I usually just keep it simple. Less is more is absolutely true for skin care products.

Homemade Exfoliating Scrub

How do I make my own exfoliating scrub?

For homemade all-natural exfoliating face and body scrub, all you need is coconut oil, use virgin organic version if possible, and baking soda. Cream both together and blend into a smooth paste. It is perhaps the best homemade exfoliator which exfoliates your skin naturally, gently while effectively.

For each portion (weight) of baking soda, use roughly twice the portion for coconut oil. A kitchen scale with various units of measurement, and a “TARE” function, is very helpful. “TARE” function on the scale is used to measure incremental weight.

Blend Creamy Coconut Oil and Baking Soda
Creamy Coconut Oil and Baking Soda

A powerful anti-aging all natural Exfoliating Scrub

Homemade Exfoliating Scrub made of coconut oil and baking soda is such a powerful, anti-aging, all natural product.

Why Coconut Oil is the best oil to use in Exfoliating Scrub?

Not only it contains essential nutrients and antioxidants. People thus believe coconut oil helps body regulate fat burning, provides a quick source of energy, provides anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, as well as protects brain. Coconut oil also has an extremely high smoking point. It remains solid or soft at room temperature, makes it easier to mix with baking soda into a creamy paste.

Why Baking Soda is the best choice to use as a scrub?

Baking soda is no doubt the best choice to use as a scrub. It has the finest grain particle, which means scrub your skin in the most gentle way. Baking soda is also well- known for its deep cleaning effect.

Anti-aging DIY Products that your body will deeply appreciate

I started DIY on my personal care products a while back, which also prompted me to search for alternative, more nutritious, wholesome ingredients for cooking, hence this blog. How did it go? I think not bad judging by below two pictures I took 11 years apart.

Family Picture 2009, HomeNaturallyMade.com
Family Picture 2009, HomeNaturallyMade.com
Family Picture 2020, HomeNaturallyMade.com
Family Picture 2020, HomeNaturallyMade.com

Check out my personal care routine. All DIY products made of mother nature’s wholesome wonder ingredients that truly do wonders to our bodies.

  • Anti Aging Serum, for nightly application, for eye, face and neck.
  • Healing Lotion for hands and body, for daily hand and body application. Try is if you have eczema, you will be amazed.
  • Homemade Lip Balm. A must have if you have dry skin. It also nourishes your lips naturally and effectively.
  • Homemade Toothpaste. Use this if you developed allergic reactions to the chemicals found in commercial toothpaste. It worth mentioning that this is the same recipe as this exfoliating scrub. Life simplified, yeah! Use the same product for toothpaste, face and body scrub.
Homemade Exfoliating Scrub {Easy, Healthy and Effective}

Homemade Exfoliating Scrub for Face and Body

Yield: 6 oz. ExFoliating Scrub
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Homemade Exfoliating Scrub out of two simple ingredients is perhaps the best gentle while effective exfoliating products. Baking soda and organic virgin coconut oil are suitable for the most sensitive skins. It also works for both face and body. 


  • 50 grams of baking soda
  • 100 grams of coconut oil, organic virgin preferred


  1. Add a clean empty 2-cup glass measuring cup on the kitchen scale, turn it on and press "TARE" to start to measure the incremental weight.
  2. Scrap coconut oil in thin layers using a metal spoon. Keep scrapping till you have a spoonful of creamy coconut oil.
    Cream Coconut Oil for making homemade Toothpaste
  3. Add the creamy coconut oil into the glass measuring cup and repeat the process until you have 100 grams of coconut oil.
    Measuring Out Creamy Coconut Oil for making toothpaste
  4. Sift in 55 grams of baking soda into the glass measuring cup, using a flour sifter or strainer.
    Add baking soda to creamy coconut oil for homemade tooth paste
  5. Use a mini silicone spatula to fold, mix and scrape off the wall and fully blend the two together.
    Blend Creamy Coconut Oil and Baking Soda
  6. All done! Store the toothpaste in a 4-oz amber glass jar. Use a tiny spoon such as the ice cream spoon to scoop out the scrub.
    Homemade Toothpaste and Exfoliating Scrub
  7. Use this weekly, bi-weekly or monthly as your exfoliating routine.


How to apply Homemade Exfoliating Scrub?

To apply on your face, clean your face first using warm water and keep the face wet. Scoop out half tablespoonful of homemade exfoliating scrub at a time into your left hand palm, and then use your right hand to apply a thin alyer to the T-zone where ususally needs the most exfoliation.

Scrub in a gentle small circula motion using your fingers. Add some water if needed to keep the area wet while doing scrubbing.

Once you are done with the T-zone, just use the remaining scrub on the face to gently go over the whole face, while avoiding the areas around the eyes.

Rinse off the scrub. If you see white or blackhead emerged on the side of your nosal area, use a whitehead or blackhead remover tool to push them out.

Add some all-natural toner, such as witch hazel to a cotton pad, and gently apply to the T-zone and the face (avoiding areas surrounding eyes) to shrink the pores and tone the skin.

Helpful Ingredients:

Organic virgin coconut oil, baking soda

Useful Tools & Gadgets:

Kitchen scale, 2-cup Glass Measruing Cup, Flour sifter, Stainless steel fine mesh strainer, Mini silicone spatula, 4-oz amber glass jar, stainless spoon, whitehead or blackhead remover, witch hazel all-natural skin toner, organic cotton rounds.

Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 37Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 627mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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