9.13.2013

Beauty DIY: Honey Pecan Scrub



Hey you! Happy weekend to you! Do you have plans? I'll be spending mine getting over a tiny cold--I just used a honey gargle for my throat before writing this post! I've written about my love of honey before and consider it one of my essential products. For example, when I had a freak accident traveling in Costa Rica, they applied honey immediately to my wounds (another story for another time, perhaps?). The honey I used in today's post was sent for review from Golden Blossom Honey, a company that has been around since 1921.


Golden Blossom Honey is 100% sourced from US beekeepers, and is compromised of three flowers, giving it a distinct flavor, color, and fragrance. It's made between May and August annually and is packed Kosher. I have enjoyed using their honey not only in food, but in Beauty DIY recipes. They sent me some of their many recipes for beauty, but I wanted to share one of my own. This Honey Pecan Scrub is as sweet as it sounds: exfoliating but leaves skin soft. Enjoy!

N e e d:
1/4 c. finely ground pecans
1 tbsp. sweet almond oil
1 tsp. honey

D o:
  • Mix ingredients.
  • Massage onto wet skin. Rinse with warm water. Your skin will not be sticky, just soft!
T r y:

  • If you're allergic to pecans or sweet almond oil, please substitute brown sugar and vitamin E oil, or avoid if necessary.
  • I suggest using this on the body, but if you'd like to use it on skin, please be sure to make pecans are thoroughly and finely ground. I hand-crushed the ones I used here and would suggest that consistency for body only.
  • Try 2 drops of essential oil that you like for fragrance, if desired.
  • Honey is a natural antioxidant and nourishes skin, pecans are an exfoliant, and sweet almond oil is a moisturizer.

35 comments:

  1. I love honey and yes, it's also good for wounds! LOL!

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  2. I love honey as well - it really is a wonderful ingredient! Thanks for the scrub recipe!


    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  3. Honey is great, isn't it? :) I actually have nothing planned this weekend, and I'm pretty excited about it. :) Feel better soon! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  4. Another great DIY product, Elle:) I love how honey is the only edible food with no expiration date:D

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  5. Interesting! What else is honey good for???

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  6. Honestly? This sounds delicious. ;)

    Kalyn @ The Scenic Route
    http://www.kalynlord.com

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  7. I never knew that honey could be used on wounds! I bet this scrub feels so amazing on your skin! Have a great weekend :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  8. Honey is one of my favorite natural ingredients! So much DIY potential in this one!

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  9. I'm going to have to try this! Sounds like the perfect fall skin remedy :)
    Caitlin

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  10. This scrub sounds lovely! Honey has so many great benefits. Take care of yourself and feel better soon Elle!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  11. Ooh, sounds so enjoyable!! We just did some homemade scrubs at my friend's birthday party/girls' night. I think the effect of honey is even better when you apply it just before going to sauna. I suppose you wouldn't have a sauna you could use? You have to try it sometime :)

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  12. I bet this smells incredible! :) You have some of the best tips and tricks. Enjoy reading your blog! :)

    Lily | beautywithlily.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi Elle, so sorry to hear you were unwell, i suffered the same thing 2 weeks ago, its awful! Hope you are better now. Love hearing about DIY beauty ideas that can come from my kitchen cupboard.

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  14. So basically... I would probably end up eating this scrub! I love using honey as a beauty treatment and I know what you mean about using it for first aid-- I used it in a pinch in Japan when I had trouble reading drugstore ingredient labels.

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  15. so cool
    thanks for this DIY ^^

    Kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  16. Gonna save me some bucks, I will definitely try this out! I hope you feel better.

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    cassandra xx
    http://backtofive.blogspot.com

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  17. I want to eat this more than I want to use it as a scrub! :)

    xoxo
    Kate

    kateberlinsays.blogspot.com

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  18. I love homemade scrubs and this one sounds like a good one to try. :) Thank you so much for sharing.

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  19. I'm sure this will be fabulous. I eat a spoon of honey everyday and i've seen the difference it makes on skin :)
    xx
    www.JuneWantsItAll.com

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    ciaobella0816.blogspot.com

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  21. This sounds wonderful! I hope you're feeling better. Your Instagram pictures of your fever made me sad. :(

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  22. This scrab sounds so good and yummy! Hope you feel better soon! x

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  23. Hi there! great work, I really like reading and checking your blog! ;)

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    x, Val.

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  24. This sounds like a lush and yummy body scrub! I think I may have to give this one a try Elle!

    With Love,
    Kelley
    www.keepsittingpretty.com

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  25. These three ingredients are my favorite so I'll definitely be on the lookout for sweet almond oil to be able to try this.

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