Coconut Clay Facial Scrub: A dry facial scrub made with coconut and yellow illite clay
Exfoliation is an important part of any skin care routine. As with so many other things when it comes to wellness, slow and steady wins the race. Skin care experts recommend using gentle exfoliation products regularly rather than going with something overly aggressive. The goal is to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin without damaging the delicate skin beneath.
This super simple dry facial scrub uses a combination of yellow illite clay and finely shredded natural coconut to provide what I would class as medium strength exfoliation. This makes it a great choice for weekly or occasional use. For daily exfoliation, I prefer using non-abrasive exfoliants like alpha-hydroxy or lactic acid products.
We included a blend of soothing sandalwood and chamomile and balancing ylang ylang to finish this recipe off. Baking soda is included to help disperse the essential oils into the powder. If you prefer, you can swap these essential oils for another blend or leave them (and the baking soda) out entirely.
Coconut Clay Facial Scrub
Makes about 8 ounces
- 3/4 cup Yellow Illite Clay
- 1/4 cup Fine Shredded Desiccated Coconut (unsweetened)
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 10 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
- 5 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Essential Oil
- 5 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
- Combine baking soda with essential oils in small bowl and mix until well blended.
- Add clay, mix together, then strain through sifter to remove lumps.
- Add coconut and mix well.
Usage & Packaging
- Dry facial scrubs and washing grains look great in our cardboard Powder Sifters. You can also try packaging them in Flint Glass Jars.
- To use, wet about 1 tablespoon of dry scrub with water or hydrosol to form a smooth paste. Massage gently onto damp skin, then rinse and follow with toner and moisturizer as needed.
Shelf Life & Stability: Please note that the formulations featured here on The Natural Beauty Workshop have not been challenge tested for stability or shelf life, and may not be suitable for commercial use as-is. For more information on shelf life, stability, and working with preservatives, check out the following article from our Information Library.