DIY “Tea Time” Facial Scrub Recipe For Dry Skin


Winter time isn’t always an easy season for your skin, and like a lot of people, I suffer from very dry skin during the colder months. This past winter I went in search for something to help, but to my frustration, no amount of lotion, vaseline, or “for dry skin” face masks was making a bit of difference. I was frustrated and decided to go to a database that seems to have the best ideas ever – Google.
It was there that I discovered quite a few dry skin articles that had a common theme – honey. I’ve been a die hard honey fan since I was old enough to climb on the counters and reach it, but I’d never heard of putting it on your face. Turns out it’s an incredible moisturizer that is gentle enough for sensitive skin. I thought to myself, what the heck? Let’s give it a shot! Cleaver self, that was one of the best skin decisions I’ve made! What I really love about this recipe is that it’s not only completely natural, it’s totally delicious! I call this my “tea time” scrub because it’s good in your cup and on your face. Now, you can add a lot of cool things to this recipe, but here is the one I use.


  • 1/4 Cup Organic Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 1/4 Lemon, squeezed (use less for extra sensitive skin)
  • Dash of Cinnamon


  • Mix it altogether
  • Store in an air tight container

To use:  Mix thoroughly and apply to face and lips, avoiding the eyes. Let sit for 10 – 15 minutes (try not to lick it all off). Gently scrub face using circular motions, and rinse with warm water. Your face should feel like a baby’s bottom. I normally follow it up with some coconut oil to seal in the moisture.

A bit about the ingredients

Brown sugar is a very gentle exfoliant with small, soft granules, lemon acts as a natural skin brightener, and cinnamon encourages circulation while calming acne outbreaks. I have to remind myself quite often that change takes time, so if you’re dealing with stubborn dry skin, I recommend using this face scrub coupled with a quality moisturizer every day or every other day for about two weeks to really see a difference. After that, you will see a significant difference in your skin and can cut down to two to three times a week to maintain your silky self.



Kristin Bishop
Kristin lives in a little town in Washington with her husband (Kyle), and dog (Nimbus). Her passion is to bring her readers the art of clean-living, self-acceptance, and the natural path to longevity in a basic, attainable manner. You can learn more about her at