6 Eco-Friendly Exfoliants That Are More Effective Than Microbeads

by , 01/13/16   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion, Eco-Friendly Beauty

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SUGAR

Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home (2002, Henry Holt and Company) swears by a simple raw-sugar scrub that sloughs off dead surface cells while improving circulation.

Raw Sugar Scrub

  • 1 cup raw or granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup walnut or other light oil (reduce or leave out if you have oily skin)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil

Mix all ingredients in a large glass or ceramic bowl, then spoon into a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid. To use, massage a tablespoon or two all over your face and body to gently exfoliate and moisturize your skin. Store any remainder in a cool, dry location—you should have enough for up to five full-body treatments.

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SALT

Lina Hanson’s do-it-yourself scrub uses only two ingredients: sea salt and lemon juice. Not only will it remove impurities from the skin, but it’ll also leave your face feeling soft and clean.

Lemon and Salt Scrub

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sea salt

Mix the two ingredients until they form a paste. Scrub your face with it, avoiding your eyes, up to twice a week. Rinse completely with cool water.

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ALMOND MEAL

Almonds are very softening to the skin, according to Julie Gabriel, author of The Green Beauty Guide (2008, Health Communications). Finely ground almond meal is gentle enough to use as a regular cleanser even for sensitive skin.

Almond Milk Scrub

  • 4 tablespoons fine almond meal
  • 4 tablespoons white clay
  • 1 tablespoon organic milk powder

Add all ingredients to a glass jar and shake well to mix. To use, pour 1 tablespoon into your palm, massage gently into skin, rinse off with lukewarm water, and pat skin dry.

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