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You don’t have to break the bank trying to buy expensive facial scrubs loaded with questionable ingredients when you can do it yourself and still achieve better results using harmless natural ingredients.

Facial Scrubbing is a gentle circular motion done with the fingers or the palm on the face or neck region. It is one of the most important beauty skincare routines to adopt, it helps keep the skin healthy, beautiful, youthful, soft and clearer. To get the best out of any facial scrub, choose the one that suits your skin type.

That is the reason to customize it using the best natural ingredients suitable for your skin type. When you scrub, the small coarse particles contained in some of the ingredients help to get rid of old skin cells, giving way to newer cells. This process is called Exfoliation, it makes other skin treatments work better as the skin will have the ability to absorb nutrients. This process is what makes the face look smoother, clearer and softer.

Facial scrubbing should be done once or twice a week depending on the sensitivity of the skin. If your skin reacts to facial products with the appearance of breakouts, bumps, redness, itchiness, peeling and soreness, then scrubbing might irritate the skin more. Another method of exfoliation should be adopted. You choose your ingredients based on the benefits you want to achieve on your skin.

For the purpose of this blog, we are making Sandalwood Facial Scrub. This is a mixture of dry powdered herbs, roots and flowers, made into paste with either yogurt, rose water or tomato paste. Let us have a look at the benefits of the ingredients used in our DIY Sandalwood Facial Scrub.


This is an anti-bacterial powder obtained from Sandalwood tree, it has a distinct fragrance. It can also be called Chandan. Sandalwood is majorly known for its skin brightening benefits. Other benefits include; acne and blackhead removal, clearing dark spots, softening the skin and soothing sunburn.


Origin is China but used mainly by the Japanese. They are green tea leaves dried and processed in such a way that it still retains its chlorophyll unlike the usual Green tea leaf. They are then ground into powder. They are high in Polyphenol (an antioxidant), protein, fibre, potasium, magnesium, vitamins, calcium and other essential nutrients. Matcha is a very strong antioxidant which could help reduce acne breakouts and increase skin elasticity. Facial packs made with Matcha makes the skin soft, smooth and radiant.

Orange Peel

This is a natural astringent and cleanser. They are orange rind dried and ground into powder. Amazingly, it has much more concentration of vitamins, mineral and nutrients than the fruit itself. The citric acid and vitamin C content makes it a good exfoliant and skin lighting ingredient. It also controls excess oil, dries and prevents acne.

Licorice Root

A natural skin lightening ingredient. It contains Glabridin, a tyrosinase(enzyme responsible for melanin production) inhibitor. This means it reduces pigmentation thereby leading to lighter skin. Licorice root also contain Licochalcone which helps control oil production, calms and soothes acne-prone skin.

Mulberry Powder

One of the best natural skin lightening powders natjve to China. It has been found to lighten age-spot and uneven skin tone. These natural powders when mixed in their appropriate quantities, make a very rich and potent facial scrub.

Sandalwood Facial Scrub Recipe

for 200g

  1. Sandalwood (70g)

  2. Matcha (10g)

  3. Licorice Root Powder (60g)

  4. Mulberry Powder (30g)

  5. Orange Peel Powder (30g)

Mix all the powders together in a clean jar that has an air-tight lid and store in a cool dry place.

To use, take some portion of the mixed powders, make into paste with yogurt and apply on the clean face in a gentle circular motion down to the neck region. Allow 30-60mins before rinsing off with warm water. DIY Sandalwood Facial Scrub will brighten your skin, control excess oil, prevent acne and increase skin elasticity. Thereby giving your skin a lift.

Maintaining a healthy and radiant skin, requires patience, time and hard work. Hope you find this skincare routine beneficial.

Learn and adopt Facial Scrubbing as part of your skincare routine for that amazing healthy skin.

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