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08 July 2014

Cornmeal and Honey Facial Scrub Recipe for All Skin Types

A few weeks ago, I took the kids to our town's historical event.  It was kids day, so they had a scavenger hunt.  They Historical Society has saved  relics and buildings and created a little town.  It's a farming community, so there are a lot of farm machines.  One of the items on their scavenger hunt was a corn grinder.

We grind our own corn for our chickens, but we don't have anything like this machine.  It was so large that it was on a trailer.  The kids got to scoop corn in to the hopper and watch cornmeal come out.  The guy running it said that he makes cornmeal for his wife and she makes cornbread.  He said you can't get a better tasting cornbread!  Unfortunately, I didn't get enough corn to make any bread.  But I did get plenty to make several masks.

In the summer, I spend a lot of time in our vegetable garden.  When I'm out there, I get sweaty and dirty, which makes my pores get clogged with debris.  After a few days, my pores look huge, and my face gets dull.

This is one of my go to facial scrubs all year, because the cornmeal scrubs away debris and the honey is a humectant.  Humectants like honey and glycerin pull moisture from the air to your skin, which hydrates your skin.  Honey also nourishes your skin, so it will be soft and smooth.

This cornmeal and honey facial scrub is great for all skin types, but don't use it in sunburned skin or damaged skin.  Use it twice a week for best results.

Cornmeal and Honey Facial Scrub Recipe

What You Need

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  1. In a small bowl, combing the cornmeal, honey, and water.  Let it sit for 2 minutes so the cornmeal absorbs the liquid.  
  2. Pull your hair back or wear a shower cap.
  3. Gently massage your face and neck with the scrub.
  4. Let the scrub sit for 15 minutes before rinsing.
This recipe has water in it and no preservative, so don't save any leftovers.

Looking for more cornmeal recipes?  Try this pineapple and cornmeal scrub, avocado foot scrub, or dandruff scrub.  

photo via vudhikrai /

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.