This week’s #MakeItMonday is very special and comes from Handmade Beauty, natural recipes for your face, body and hair, and is written by Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton. The recipe and images have come straight from the book which hosts a whole collection of brilliant recipes for anyone looking to get into handmade beauty.
Face scrubs don’t need to be harshly abrasive; this one has a mild exfoliant action. It contains manuka honey, which has moisturising properties, and vitamin C powder and papaya enzyme, which brighten the skin by gently exfoliating dead cells. The addition of the honey to a Sucragel base brings a light beige colour to the product, but ti will darken naturally over time.
Ingredients (makes approx. 50g):
- 2g (1/2 tsp) manuka honey (avaliable from any supermarket!)
- 45ml (3tsp) Sucragel CF base (Information on how to make the base can be found on the product page.)
- 2 papaya enzyme tablets (2 X 60mg) (You can replace this with a fruit powder like THIS if you can’t source them!)
- 1g (1/4) tsp vitamin C powder
- 2 drops sweet orange essential oil
- Small heatproof dish
- Small pestle & mortar
Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Keeps for up to 3 months.
How to make:
Melt the honey very gently in a small heatproof; don’t cook! Use a warming drawer if your cooker has one; otherwise, a few minutes in a cool oven will work.
Measure the Sucragel CF base into a small bowl. Gradually mix the honey into the gel, stirring slowly.
Using a pestle and mortar crush the papaya enzyme into a fine powder. (If you are using a fruit powder than that is fine as it is.) Add to the Vitamin C powder. Add the powder mix to the gel in the bowl.
Add the sweet orange oil and stir, ensuring you remove any lumps from the powder. Spoon into a sterilized, airtight jar. Label with the date and ingredients used.
How to use
Apply a small amount to damp skin, avoiding the eyes, the massage gently. Rinse with warm water.
TIP! This product can also be used as a leave-on mask. Apply a thin layer to clear skin, avoiding the eyes, and leave for 5 minutes. Remove with a warm, damp facecloth.
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