Make Lavender Facial Scrub

Lavender facial scrub uses the antibacterial properties of lavender and the soothing qualities of almonds to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin. It smells wonderful, and can be a great overall relaxing agent if you apply the scrub while you are still in the bath or shower. Consider it a small aromatherapy benefit to the process.

If you have dry or sensitive skin, the almonds are particularly effective, and the oatmeal will leave your skin feeling smooth and pampered.

Lavender Facial Scrub Recipe

1/2 cup of ground lavender flowers
1/2 cup ground unsalted almonds
1 cup ground oatmeal
The mixture should be ground fine and applied to the skin with a little water. To use, take about a tablespoon full and place it in the palm of your hand. Add enough water to create a paste.

Apply the paste to your skin in a circular motion, paying particular attention to your T-zone. (The area around your nose and your forehead.) Use even pressure. Allow the scrub to dry on your skin for five minutes and then rinse. Your skin should appear pink and be noticeably softer to the touch.

Lavender Facial ScrubDead skin cells increase the appearance of fine lines, so exfoliating regularly will help your skin stay healthier and help you look younger.

This scrub is also effective when used to exfoliate and soften the skin on the elbows, knees, and the bottoms of your feet. If you suffer from foot odor problems, the lavender will even help kill foot bacteria. 

For a skin revitalizing scrub, take a look at my recipe: Honey Lavender Facial Scrub. You'll like the way it makes your skin feel.


  1. Anonymous2:28:00 PM

    Excellent idea!

  2. Anonymous3:22:00 PM

    My lavender is done flowering for the year. Can I use lavender leaves instead of the flowers?

  3. You can get some benefit from the leaves. Don't give up on the lavender flowering though. Some species will bloom multiple times in a season.

  4. I have a ton of almond pulp from making milk. I wonder if I could use the almond pulp in place of ground almonds.

    Great blog, btw.

  5. Victoria,

    I think that's a great idea!



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