This wonderful Comfrey and Mint facial scrub is just right for normal skin and will add a healthy glow. If you have oily skin, leave out the dried milk.
- 5 Tbsp. oatmeal flour
- 4 Tbsp. sunflower seed meal
- 3 Tbsp. almond meal
- 2 Tbsp. dry milk
- 1/4 tsp. ground organic comfrey leaves
- 1/4 tsp. ground organic peppermint leaves
- few drops of vitamin E oil (optional)
Use a coffee grinder, mortar and pestle or small food processor to grind your ingredients. Grind each ingredient separately.
Wipe out grinder between nuts and herbs for the perfect Comfrey and Mint Facial Scrub.
The picture above shows the ingredients for the Comfrey and Mint facial scrub after they have been ground and measured.The recipe measurements are after grinding.
Mix in a glass bowl or measuring cup and add a few drops of vitamin E oil. This may clump some but the vitamin E is a great addition to your facial scrub.
To make the decorative circle, cut a piece of fabric larger than a saucer, which is what I used to make the circle. Lay the saucer on the fabric and with a white pencil on dark fabric or dark pencil on light fabric draw a circle.
Use pinking shears cut out the circle.
To use the Comfrey and Mint Facial Scrub:
Always test a small area on sensitive skin such as the inside the elbow to make sure the ingredients do not cause any allergic reactions, before applying to the face.
In a small bowl mix about 4 tsp. of the facial scrub and enough water to make a paste. Allow to sit a a minute or two until the mixture thickens. Spread on a clean face and rinse thoroughly. Follow with a nourishing moisturizer.
Your face feels clean and soft. This mixture is safe for everyday use.
Why these ingredients and herbs work:
Comfrey is an emollient, soothing, healing and a mild astringent. Peppermint is stimulating to the skin.
Other herbs that might be substituted include:
- Elder flowers: Cleansing, emollient, helps to clear complexion, hydrate the skin and normalized the acid balance of the skin
- Violet: Cleansing and emollient
- Calendula: Cleansing, astringent, promotes healing, toning
- Lady’s Mantle: Astringent
- Thyme: Toning, refreshing, disinfectant, may cause a reaction so use with caution
- Chamomile: Cleansing, cooling, lightening, anti-inflammatory
- Lavender: Antiseptic, stimulating
Emollient herbs will sooth and lubricate the skin. Sweet violet contains mucilage, a compound which forms gel when mix with water. This mucilage is good for the skin.
Astringent herbs such as calendula reacts with proteins to create a tightening effect on the tissues of the skin.
Oatmeal is a deep pore cleaning agent, softening and nourishing. Almond meal has a healing, soothing and healthful deep pore cleanser.
Milk is good for those dreaded blackheads and help to soften rough skin. Milk should be used on normal skin.
Vitamin E oil helps to slow down the aging process and premature wrinkles. YEA! YEA! Vitamin E is absorbed through the skin and can be apply to problem skin to help with the healing process.
The finished product and ready to give as a wonderful gift. Don’t forget to make some for yourself.
Enjoy the Comfrey and Mint Scrub.