How to choose exfoliation ingredients
How to choose exfoliation ingredients

Choices of clean exfoliation ingredients and carrier oils abound, so choose the most appropriate option for your particular situation and desired benefits.

Exfoliation ingredients

A gentle alternative to salt, sugar will not disrupt the normal, slightly acidic pH of skin.


A purifying and cleansing exfoliant.

Coffee Grounds

Spent coffee grounds provide a gentle physical exfoliant action and their slightly acidic pH helps preserve the normal pH of skin. Gently activating and energizing.

Ground Almonds

Provide a creamy, granular texture and add a particularly nourishing benefit to scrubs.


Exceptionally calming and soothing addition to scrubs, ground oatmeal is the best choice for people with tender, sensitive skin.


A good choice for any skin type, cornmeal provides a gentle -- but not too gentle -- exfoliation.

Skin care oils

Sweet almond and apricot kernel oils

Great, multi-functional oil carriers for any exfoliant. A good choice for dry skin.

Grapeseed oil

A thinner, more absorbent oil that pairs well with fine grain exfoliants.


High in unsaturated fatty acids and with a thin, absorbent texture a good choice for gentle facial scrubs.

Coconut Oil

The thick, salve-like texture of coconut oil is rich in skin protecting saturated stearic acids and lends itself to extended glide time.

Aloe Vera Gel

A non-oil based alternative, hydrating and soothing. Can't be used with sugar or salt as they well dissolve.

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