Brighten your complexion and promote skin health with this Natural Calendula Face Scrub recipe!
Things like dry air, the elements (like the sun and wind), and age can stress your skin by causing dry patches, tightness, inflammation and irritation. Using a natural face scrub with ingredients like calming calendula, gentle red Rhassoul clay and moisturizing rosehip seed oil can help combat these issues. Your skin will feel smoother and look healthier with every use of this calendula face scrub.
Check out some more great homemade scrub recipes here: Homemade Hand Scrub, Foot Scrub Cubes, Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe, Coffee Body Scrub, Chocolate Mint Foaming Salt Scrub, Apple Pie Sugar Scrub, and Pedi Foot Scrub Recipe.
Why a Calendula Face Scrub?
Calendula has an extensive history of use in medicinal applications. Calendula is a flowering herb from the plant family Asteraceae, and it is often referred to as pot marigold. Calendula is related to other plants in this plant family including feverfew, chamomile, and Echinacea. The flowers of calendula are also edible and make a bright addition to salads. They also are often used as a tea, tincture, or an infused oil.
The powerful anti-inflammatory properties of calendula also make it especially useful in topical home remedies. Because calendula both soothes skin and promotes healing, it is a common ingredient in natural products formulated to address things like: diaper rash, ulcers, wounds, and dermatitis. Internally, calendula can help ease a sore throat, calm muscle spasms, ease menstruation issues, and improve oral health.
While most adults and children are able to enjoy the health benefits of calendula, it’s important to note that anyone allergic to other plants in the plant family Asteraceae may experience an allergic reaction when using this herb. Additionally, anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid calendula all together.
For my calendula face scrub recipe, you will be using calendula powder. If you are unable to find a good source of calendula powder, you grow your own calendula flowers or order dried calendula flowers, and then you can grind the dried calendula flowers in a food processor or coffee grinder.
CALENDULA FACE SCRUB RECIPE
Using measuring spoons, measure out the calendula powder, Rhassoul clay and sugar into a small glass bowl or measuring cup.
Mix the dry ingredients together until evenly combined.
In a separate container, measure out the rosehip seed oil. Then add the manuka essential oil. (Alternately you may also substitute the manuka essential oil with frankincense, carrot seed or turmeric essential oil.)
Now add the dry ingredients to the oil and mix until the dry ingredients in your calendula face scrub are evenly coated throughout.
Spoon your scrub into the container or containers of your choice. (I use two 2.3 oz. thick walled glass jars.)
To use your calendula face scrub, apply to damp skin as desired and massage in. Then rinse and pat dry.
Follow with your favorite toner and serum or facial moisturizer. (I’m partial to my rosehip face serum.)
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