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Jillee's Honey-Almond Face Scrub

Posted by Jill Nystul on

Honey Almond Face Scrub

Hi, Everyone! Jill here from One Good Thing By Jillee. In previous posts, I've shared some delicious blender recipes with you (pancakes and waffles, my skinny smoothie, and hollandaise sauce), but this time I want to talk about a wonderful honey-almond facial scrub.

honey almond scrub ingredients

My aesthetician friend Jodi is always telling me how good honey is for skin! So, a while ago, I tried her recipe for Yogurt and Honey Facial Mask and really loved how it made my skin feel and how well my makeup went on afterward. Nice and smooth. But a few weeks ago, with spring approaching, I was looking for something with a little more exfoliating action to brighten up my winter skin. I decided to try my hand at making my own facial scrub. I started with honey because it has antibacterial and healing properties and is very hydrating. Then I added finely ground almonds for gentle exfoliation.

Next on the list was whole oats, not only because they exfoliate but also because they soothe and heal acne, sunburns, and dry, flaky skin. Finally, I added lemon juice to further exfoliate as well as brighten my skin. Lemon juice is also great for acne-prone skin and is also rich in vitamin C and alpha hydroxy acids. I figured that with such great ingredients, how could I possibly lose!? :-) The result? A luxurious, exfoliating facial scrub that is great anytime of year. I promise, you'll love the way your skin feels after using it!


Honey-Almond Face Scrub

  • 2 tbsp finely ground almonds
  • 4 tbsp oats
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice or yogurt


First, I ground about 1 cup of almonds in my Blendtec blender. I didn't need that much for the scrub—I wanted to use the rest for something else. :-)

Blended almonds

I then poured the ground almonds into another container. I measured out 2 tablespoons of the ground almonds and added them back to the blender jar, along with the oats and honey.

oats for face scrub


honey for face scrub

After starting Speed 1 on my blender, I added just enough lemon juice so that the mixture was a thick, oatmeal-like consistency.

honey almond scrub recipe

To Use

Gently rub the mixture on clean skin. Leave on for about 5 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. You can store the mixture in the refrigerator for a few weeks. What are your favorite ingredients for homemade moisturizers and scrubs?

honey almond scrub recipe

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  • What is the shelf lives of all these honey products? I saw a week for the cucumber. Thanks

    Chrid on

  • I like what I see there . Can anyone tell me if I can use honey and almond nuts in a face scrub.?

    arleen on

  • Love the natural facial scrub idea.

    Kim the Crazy Wrap Lady on

  • Hi Rini, you might want to start out using it a few times a week. The almonds are an exfoliator and may be too harsh for some skin types to use daily. If your skin reacts well to the scrub a few days a week, you could try using it daily. Just pay attention to how your skin reacts. If it starts to become dry or red, use the scrub less frequently.

    Suzy Bills on

  • hi,
    I tried your recipe but without yogurt and lemon. can i use this 2x a day to replace cleansing mil and face wash? i really want to go natural. please reply thank you.

    rini on

  • Yes, you’ll just need to dry it out so it doesn’t go bad.

    Nathan Hirst on

  • This sounds amazing! Can I use the almond meal left over from when I make almond milk?

    Lorena on

  • you didn’t say how much yogurt to add to the oats almonds and honey can you add yogurt with the lemon juice or just one or the other? And how long can you keep the scrub with the yogurt in the fridge?

    victoria springer on

  • How much Lemon? This sounds devine I can’t wait to try this one!

    KathyLee on

  • Sounds yummy! Excited to try it!

    Vickylynne on

  • Hi KathyLee,
    Just add enough lemon juice to the mixture so that it becomes an oatmeal-like consistency. Probably 1 to 2 tablespoons total. Hope that helps!

    Kelli Farley on

  • Hi Victoria,
    Just add enough yogurt to give it an oatmeal-like consistency.You could also add yogurt along with the lemon juice, just add a little less lemon juice. And it will keep in the fridge for a few weeks.

    Kelli Farley on

  • I tried this. It was easy to make and works wonders on my sensitive skin. Thank you!

    Kat on

  • this sounds a great! Do you have a recipes for brown spots on the face? I need help in this area too. Thank you so much!

    Pam Page on

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