DIY Walnut Facial Scrub Recipe
Walnut and Apricot scrubs are the most popular scrubs available in the market sold by several brands so I just thought if I could blend a homemade version of walnut scrub. After a lot of contemplation I gave it a try and the result was quite good. I picked up a few of my favorite ingredients and put them all together and the result was this fragrant scrub. While going through the ingredients of one popular walnut scrub brand I was amazed to see that the walnut scrub did not contain the nut but the particles were actually of the shell. Here in this recipe of homemade walnut scrub we will be making use of both walnut paste and walnut shells to reveal that supple, clean glowing skin hiding under the dead cells, makeup residue and settled dirt.
Why Use DIY Walnut Scrub On Face
Walnuts or Akhrots are loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids which helps the skin to retain moisture, by locking in the moisture this scrub helps you achieve that wrinkle free skin you ever longed for. Walnuts also contain Vitamin E which is an antioxidant that will make the skin soft and supple. The EFA in the walnuts also help in combating inflammation and other skin problems like Acne and Psoriasis. I hope now you realize why commercial walnut scrubs are so popular.
The Recipe Calls For
Just like any other homemade scrub this scrub also comprises of an exfoliating substance, a medium or carrier and fragrance, to learn more about making homemade scrubs read our complete guide on it.
- Walnut Shells
- Amla Juice
- Walnut 1 no. (grind it to paste)
- Raw Honey
- Vanilla Essential Oil
- Mixing Bowl
- Sterilized container to store the scrub
To save the time and effort in making walnut shel powder you can buy this Natural Walnut Shell Powder for Scrub Formulation
The Recipe For Making Homemade Walnut Scrub For Clean Glowing Skin
First step in the making of this DIY facial scrub is the preparation of our prime ingredient which happens to be walnut shells in this case. Grind walnut shells till you get fine particles, do not make it into a fine powder as we are preparing a scrub here and not a face pack. Mix it with honey preferably raw honey, walnut paste and add the Amla juice (Indian Gooseberry juice). Amla juice is known to have anti ageing properties and it also tightens the pores. The best way to use Amla for glowing skin is drinking Amla juice every morning empty stomach.
Coming back to the scrub, once you have mixed all the three ingredients very well pour the mixture into a jar, now finally add few drops of Vanilla essential oil and stir to blend the oil in your walnut scrub.
How To Use Homemade Walnut Face Scrub
Take a small quantity of the scrub in your fingertips and start scrubbing from your jawline gradually moving upwards. Gently scrub your face for not more than 7 minutes. Leave the scrub for 5 more minutes then rinse off.
This all natural homemade walnut Scrub for face will exfoliate the skin, make it fresh and clean, remove dead cells from the surface of the skin and Amla will tighten the pores. Throughout your scrubbing session you will enjoy the lovely fragrance of Vanilla Essential Oil.
Benefits of Using Homemade Walnut Scrub
This DIY walnut scrub is perfect to try on weekends as they will certainly consume some of your precious time what makes it worth a try is the fantastic affect that it makes to the skin .
1. This walnut scrub will exfoliate the skin leaving it clean and fresh
2. Amla will bestow anti aging properties on the skin.
3. Walnut paste will hydrate the skin.
I just tried one more version of walnut scrub, enriched with vitamin E oil and the goodness of oatmeal, it is simple, fun and yes of-course, effective.
The DIY Oatmeal Walnut Scrub Recipe
I have already shared a recipe for body scrub recipe with oatmeal, but I never had used it in a face scrub, having done it now I am sure to use is again.
It is very simple to make unlike the previous one which required some extra effort for working up the walnut shells. In this recipe I am using slightly coarsely ground walnut.
The ingredients are
- 1/2 cup of Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup of ground walnut Safflower Oil or any carrier oil of your choice ,Sesame, sweet Almond Oil, Olive oil all will do just perfect.
- 1 Capsule of Vitamin E Oil
Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, squeeze out the content of one Vitamin E capsule into the mixture and blend it all once again, transfer the batch to a jar and dont forget to label it. Massage this scrub on your face and neck and then wash off. Apply moisturizer after it.
If you have your own recipe for making walnut face scrub at home, then I am eager to know. Share It!