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Sweet Cider Facial Scrub Formula

Sweet Cider Facial Scrub Formula

If summer sun and fun left your skin feeling dry and in need of nourishment, this easy formula is just for you. Kitchen-cupboard ingredients give gentle exfoliation to remove dead cells and alpha-hydroxy acids to replenish your skin.

When I tried this, I couldn’t believe the instant glowing, softening results. And it tastes and smells so sweet, just like the cider that helps to make it!

Cider contains malic acid and the sugar–besides being a gentle exfoliant–contains glycolic acid. Both these acids are alpha-hydroxy treats for your skin.

1/8 cup granulated sugar
1-3 teaspoons apple cider

Place sugar in a bowl and add cider until mixture is a frosting-like consistency. Scoop mixture into hands and gently rub on face, using circular motions.

2. Rinse face with warm water and pat dry.

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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3:58PM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

5:45AM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

Great!! Thanks!

1:02AM PST on Feb 11, 2012

Thanks for the article.

11:42PM PDT on Oct 16, 2011

Thanks for this recipe. Love it.

11:33AM PST on Feb 13, 2010

I will try this, thanks.

10:28AM PDT on May 11, 2009

You should try the Rooibos Face Scrub from the Made from Earth product's what it did for me:

I used to have acne in junior and high school, but 10 years after graduation I didn't think it would come back just because I got pregnant. I sure was WRONG! My acne first trimester was so horrible even my husband couldn't deny it any longer. I wish I could say that the Made from Earth Rooibos Face scrub is a miricle product and it cleared up my acne completely and immediately, but the truth is that is took a few weeks and it cleared about 50% in the first couple of weeks. But after months of NOTHING working I was very pleased!
I've bought another jar after my first one ran out and though my skin is better - MUCH BETTER. It is very gentle and doesn't irritate the skin in any way whatsoever - which i think is what was causing my breakouts - because I have VERY sensitive skin. Plus--it's the only safe acne wash I've found that actually has acne fighting ingredients.

Highly recommended!

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10:44AM PDT on May 10, 2008

Sounds refreshing - I'll try it today!

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