Almond Flour Scrub
A gentle alternative to salt or sugar - almond flour is great for exfoliating any skin, especially the sensitive type.
What is almond flour?
Why is it good for a scrub?
It's not as rough as salt or sugar, so it won't be too harsh against the skin. I like using almond flour on my face because it's gentle, but has enough substance to remove dry or dead skin. After tying this, I noticed my face was softer and smoother.
How to make an almond flour scrub:
Choose a carrier oil, like coconut, sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed; any one will do the trick. You can even try mixing a few to combine their properties. Add essential oil for additional skin benefits.
Mix the oil and almonds to create a texture you like. Add the oil in small amounts, keeping the almond flour at a higher ratio. The essential oil should be the smallest dose; only a few drops. (Check out this dilution guide or find one that you like to determine how much you should use. Remember to patch test the oil on a small area of your skin first.)
When it's ready, scrub away! I find it best to wet my face, use the scrub, rinse it off, and then use a warm towel to wipe everything away. By doing this, the skin will be completely cleansed and oil won't be left behind.
Finish off with a moisturizer and you're all set!
Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this!