Homemade Almond Milk Facial Scrub

Create your own facial scrub with almond meal and milk powder

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This facial scrub recipe is made up solely of dried ingredients, so it is easily preserved for long periods of time. Feel free to make a large batch and store it or give it to friends and family as gifts.

Milk is a lactic acid and works to remove dead skin cells while the almond meal softens skin. The clay is well known to be a fantastic facial mask. You may come across recipes for scrubs calling for ground almonds, but using this form isn't advisable because it can tear and damage the skin.

Almond meal is a better option.

Ingredients for Almond Facial Scrub

  • 1/2 cup of almond meal, finely ground
  • 1/2 cup bentonite clay for skin
  • 2 tbsp. whole milk powder, preferably organic

Keep in mind it may be hard to find milk powder that's both organic and whole milk unless you buy it online. Even if it isn't organic or it's low fat, it will still work.


  1. Put all the ingredients in a glass jar with a top.
  2. Shake the jar vigorously until the ingredients are completely mixed.

Instructions for Use

  1. Assuming your skin can tolerate it, use this scrub once or twice a week. Place a spoonful of the mix in your hand and create a paste with a few drops of lukewarm water (or sweet almond oil or coconut oil). Apply in a circular motion to face and neck. Let the paste dry.
  2. Rinse with a warm washcloth and pat skin dry.
  3. Apply moisturizer to cleansed, scrubbed skin.