Choices of clean exfoliation ingredients and carrier oils abound, so choose the most appropriate option for your particular situation and desired benefits.
A gentle alternative to salt, sugar will not disrupt the normal, slightly acidic pH of skin.
A purifying and cleansing exfoliant.
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.
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.
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.
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.