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DIY Mānuka Honey + Vanilla Face Scrub

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If you’re a clean beauty enthusiast, this delicious exfoliating DIY face scrub recipe with 100% edible ingredients is the perfect weekly pick-up.

If you want glowing skin, but don’t incorporate exfoliation into your skincare routine, you’re missing out on its benefits. The best part is that you don’t need fancy and expensive skin care products.

Instead, try this easy and rejuvenating Manuka Honey + Vanilla Face Scrub It smells and tastes as irresistible as it feels.

Made with only 4 skin-friendly ingredients. Flora manuka honeysugar, vanilla, Flora MCT OilThis exfoliating face scrub recipe is what every clean beauty recipe should be, made with 100% pure edible ingredients.

Stir and massage into skin, transforming dull to glowing skin within 5 minutes.

My skin is smoother, softer and more radiant after just one use of this Manuka Honey + Vanilla Face Scrub.

If you have sensitive skin, you can easily adapt this recipe to suit your skin type (see instructions below).

Why exfoliating is important

The purpose of exfoliation is to break down and remove the old outer layer of skin, exposing the new layer just below the surface.

The older we get, the harder it is for our bodies to do this on their own.

Exfoliating the skin is important.:

  • Removes surface build-up (dead skin cells, dirt, bacteria, etc.) that causes dull skin and breakouts.
  • Promotes turnover of fresh skin cells.
  • Smooths and brightens skin.
  • It allows ingredients in skin care products to be absorbed more deeply for better results.
  • Improves the adhesion of makeup and skin.

Exfoliation can be done with chemical or mechanical skin care ingredients.

Chemical peels naturally break down ingredients such as fruit acids and enzymes to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.

Mechanical (physical) exfoliators use granules such as fine mineral powders or crushed nut shells. fruit seeds Rub the skin with your hands. Some mechanical exfoliators, even natural ones, can be very irritating and damaging to the surface of the skin.

This face scrub recipe uses both methods and is highly effective yet gentle enough for most skin types.

4 Ingredients in This Face Scrub (+ Skin Benefits)

The sugar and honey in this DIY scrub recipe are gentle, natural exfoliants, while the MCT oil helps cleanse and moisturize. Vanilla has beneficial properties for the skin and adds a delicious fragrance.

Ingredient #1: Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is a rare honey made by bees that pollinate flowering manuka trees (leptospermum scoparium). Blooms six weeks a year in remote areas of northern New Zealand.

Manuka Honey Skin Benefits:

Absolutely wonderful for a radiant complexion and healthy skin, honey is a natural mild exfoliant and can even support the skin’s own healing process.1)

but what manuka honey The superfood wonder for the skin is that it contains a rare compound called Methylglyoxal (MGO). (2)

This gives it more powerful properties to soothe and treat problem skin than your average honey.3)

A gentle exfoliant and cleanser, manuka honey can:

  • Removes dead skin cells, dirt, bacteria and surface buildup that cause dull skin and acne.
  • Promotes skin cell regeneration and helps repair cell damage (Four)
  • Softens moisture, plumps skin and minimizes fine lines.
  • Soothes irritated skin.
  • Balances skin’s pH (important for healthy skin) (Five)

manuka honey It is also rich in antioxidants and helps neutralize free radicals. These unstable atoms can molecularly damage skin cells, causing premature aging and wrinkles.

Which Manuka Honey Is Best To Use?

The strength of real Manuka honey is determined by the amount of MGO it contains. Unique He is measured by a rating system called the Manuka Factor (UMF). We also track other unique manuka honey compounds such as DHA, the precursor of MGO, and leptosperin.

Use a minimum of MGO 250+/10+ UMF grade Manuka Honey when using for skin therapeutic benefits. This means that each kilogram of honey contains at least 250 mg of methylglyoxal.

Higher MGO/UMF™ number (Official Rating System for Manuka Honey), the stronger the honey, the greater the benefits your skin receives.

It’s also more expensive, so if you spend your money you’ll want to make sure what you get is genuine.

➡ Our recommendations: Flora Manuka Honey MGO 250+/10+ UMF

It is said that only about 17% of manuka honey is genuine.

Flora ensures that their eco-friendly, sustainably sourced manuka honey is pure and potent. Also included are both UMF™ (Unique Manuka Factor) and MGO (Methylglyoxal) ratings that demonstrate honey potency.

We are also licensed by the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association™, a New Zealand third party that tests and monitors the authenticity and potency of all genuine Manuka honey.

Each jar is also 100% traceable and comes with an NFC code that can be scanned with a smartphone to access the honey’s source, purity and lab test results.

Ingredient #2: Sugar

Sugar isn’t good for your waistline, but it’s a great exfoliant for your skin.

Benefits of sugar for skin:

A moisturizer that draws moisture to the skin, its sugary texture also makes a great physical exfoliant. (6)

It’s also a natural source of glycolic acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), a natural chemical exfoliant that can lighten skin, even out skin tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. (7)

Glycolic acid also moisturizes the skin and promotes the production of collagen, which gives the skin firmness and elasticity. (8)

Which sugar is best to use?

Choose organic sugar if possible. Whether you use brown or white is your choice.

If you’re using large-grained sugars like turbinado, use a food processor to break them up into smaller pieces that are gentle on the skin.

Ingredient #3: MCT Oil

Coconut oil contains fats that are long-chain fatty acids, about 15% of which are medium-chain fatty acids.MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil is a refined product from coconut oil, but it contains only medium-chain fatty acids. Unlike coconut oil, MCT oil remains liquid at room temperature.

Preferred by those following the keto diet as it provides a pure source of energy for the body without causing fat storage.

This recipe uses MCT oil to dilute the manuka honey.

Benefits of MCT oil for skin:

MCT oil is suitable for most skin types.

  • Natural makeup remover and skin cleanser.
  • Skin softener (emollient).
  • Moisturizing, non-sticky, and light to the touch.

If coconut oil has irritated your skin in the past, MCT oil may be a good alternative as it has a lower comedogenic score than coconut oil.

Which MCT oil is best to use?

look for High quality It’s MCT oil made from coconutno added other ingredients, fragrances, or fillers.

How it is made is also important.

A process called fractionation produces MCT oil. To achieve this, some companies use industrial chemical solvents.

Instead, Look for MCT Oils Made with Cold FractionationIt does not require chemicals and is safe for skin.

➡ Our recommendations: Flora Organic MCT Oil

Flora’s high-quality, skin-safe, organic MCT oils include:

  • Certified Organic.
  • made from Sustainably sourced coconut.
  • Hexane free, filler free.

It’s also vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and non-GMO.

Ingredient #4: Vanilla

Vanilla makes this scrub smell heavenly, but it also nourishes the skin.

Benefits of vanilla for skin: Vanillin, the compound that gives vanilla beans their intoxicating aroma, not only soothes the skin, but also Has antioxidant properties that can fight premature skin aging Promotes skin repair. (9, Ten)

Vanilla extract also contains trace amounts of B vitamins and minerals such as zinc and magnesium to help nourish the skin.

Which vanilla is best to use?

seek Vanilla essence of good quality. If you have dry skin, choose alcohol-free vanilla extract or organic vanilla paste, which you prefer to use in this recipe.

How To: How to apply this scrub

Don’t be aggressive! Gently massage face scrub into skin in circular motions. Then wash off with lukewarm (not hot) water. Dry your face with a towel and follow up with your favorite moisturizer.

How often should I use this (or any) facial scrub?

The key to getting that glow with exfoliation is not to overdo it.

Exfoliating once or twice a week is sufficient.

If you have sensitive skin, don’t exfoliate more than once a week.


Before using, do a spot test with MCT oil and honey on the inside of your wrist to make sure these ingredients are compatible with your skin.

Even with completely natural, food-based ingredients, it is always possible to develop an allergy or intolerance.

Avoid this skin care recipe if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Self-made MÂNuka Honey + Vanilla Exfoliating Face Scrub

This gentle, hydrating, natural face scrub recipe harnesses the power of manuka honey and sugar to exfoliate and soften skin to reveal brighter, smoother, more radiant skin. MCT oil moisturizes, while vanilla adds heavenly scent and anti-aging antioxidants. Use the leftovers as an exfoliating treatment for your hands.

for sensitive skin: Use all ingredients except sugar as it may irritate the skin.

For Best Results Use Graded Manuka Honey MGO 250+/10+ UMF that’s all.


Number of applications: 1

face scrub ingredients


  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. If the scrub is too thick, add a little more MCT oil.
  2. Moisten your face with lukewarm water, then apply the scrub to your face. Massage upwards and outwards in small circular motions. Keep your eyes peeled.

Tip: After rubbing the honey mixture into your skin, leave the excess on your face as a mask for 5-10 minutes to let the honey continue to work.

  1. Wash with lukewarm water and wipe your face with a towel.
  2. Any leftovers can be used to exfoliate your hands.
  3. Apply a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Save leftovers for another application.
  4. Enjoy fresh skin!

>> Note: Do not exfoliate if your face is inflamed, cut, or sunburned. Allow the skin to heal completely before continuing with the exfoliating treatment.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

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