Spa Facials : How to Make Homemade Facial Scrubs

By Grover Koelpin 75 comments

Do you want that salon glow in the comfort
of your own home? My name is Keeley Selvage with Keeley’s Skin Solutions and I’m going
to show you a couple different ways to do a home-made facial scrub. The first one that
we’re going to do is we’re going to use coffee. This one is my favorite. The coffee is actually
the exfoliant. That’s what’s going to remove the dead skin. So I have about maybe a tablespoon
to two tablespoons of coffee in my little cup here, and then I’m going to add some cocoa,
and then just take about a tablespoon cocoa, and then I’m going to add oil. You can use
almond oil. You can use olive oil. You can use sesame seed oil if you like. Not baby
oil, that would be harmful, so we don’t want to use that. So, I’m going to add maybe a
tablespoon of oil, maybe half a tablespoon and you just stir it until you get the right
consistency. If it feels to thick, put a little bit more oil in it, if it feels to thin, put
a little bit more coffee in it and you’re good to go. The reason this is such a good
facial scrub is because the coffee and the cocoa are both actually very stimulating to
the skin so it’s going to encourage regrowth of the skin, and then of course, the coffee
grinds are going to take off that old skin, so it’s going to leave you with a really nice
glow. Thee other one I’m going to show you is with oatmeal. Oatmeal is very calming and
soothing to the skin so it’s an excellent one. And again, I’m going to use some olive
oil, which is going to be hydrating. We’re going to add just a little bit, and then I’m
going to use some lavender to kind of go along with the oatmeal. It’s very calming and soothing.
We’re going to put maybe three drops of that in there. And we’re going to stir it up. That
to me looks like it needs a little bit more oil. So, we’re going to add some more olive
oil. Blooop! Put that on there. And both of these exfoliants, or these scrubs, you want
to take your time. Maybe spend about five minutes doing exfoliation on your face, neck
and chest, but don’t use pressure. Just let the weight of the your fingertips do the work
and just spend more time doing it. It’s going to leave you with a beautiful, healthy glow.
My name is Keeley Selvage with Keeley’s Skin Solutions and that is how you do an at home
facial scrub.



Feb 2, 2009, 8:12 am Reply

Im glad I read your comment. I was just about to try this !

Anna Touch

Mar 3, 2009, 12:02 am Reply

thanks ALOT for the recommendation. it works really look & made my skin feel really soft. (=

pang palawisut

Mar 3, 2009, 7:33 am Reply

OMG i think she looks like Britney Spears

Sarah Wilson

May 5, 2009, 1:58 am Reply

very good. thanks so much. my face felt so soft after using the coffee, cocoa and oil one (:

Jacqueline D.

Jun 6, 2009, 11:54 pm Reply


Rev.Michelle Jones-Holmden

Jun 6, 2009, 12:35 pm Reply

Coffee is great for the skin! my skin looks and feels rejuvenated! I think the caffeine in it wakes the skin up.

karen vasquez

Jul 7, 2009, 3:39 pm Reply

what raw honey? and where can i get it?

karen vasquez

Jul 7, 2009, 2:06 am Reply

Oh ok…. thank you for reply.

allie mihok

Sep 9, 2009, 7:44 pm Reply

doesn't oil clog ur pores???


Sep 9, 2009, 4:20 am Reply

olive oil un-clogs your pores and removes dirt, oil, and makeup wonderfully


Oct 10, 2009, 1:53 am Reply

can you substitute oil with honey?

isabella marie

Dec 12, 2009, 9:35 pm Reply

i also used rice water it worked like a charm my face feels great so try it if u need to know how to make rice water please respond 🙂

isabella marie

Dec 12, 2009, 3:41 am Reply

simply all you have to do is look up rices and their benifits find the rice that fits what you want then put rice in hot hot water for a few minutes until the water is foggy dont cook the rice then strain the rice out n put the water in a container and use it like that. Its really easy and mix it with the coffe mixture thing or u can use it alone i do both its a great toner.


Feb 2, 2010, 3:39 am Reply

@mileacross she said it at the beginning.

Zen M

Feb 2, 2010, 12:19 pm Reply

Caffeine is produced and excreted by the liver when you drink and process coffee internally. The ground coffee has oils and is also the substance to adhere things to in this product.


Apr 4, 2010, 5:27 pm Reply

Anyone know if used coffee grounds are just as effective as unused?

Clare James

Apr 4, 2010, 1:23 pm Reply

This is amazing! I have used it twice and both times my skin is glowing and doesn't make it brown!!

Daniela Monteiro

Apr 4, 2010, 7:24 pm Reply

@superjunior2008 honey is actually better, it helps with scars, healing the skin


Jul 7, 2010, 11:18 pm Reply

Keeley, how often should one exfoliate using the above scrub to prevent from drying out? Once a week? Every other day? Thanks for the videos!!!


Jul 7, 2010, 2:42 pm Reply

@TheExtralicious it will clog your pores

fatima khan

Jul 7, 2010, 3:39 pm Reply

@greenlightblackwall lolsssss


Aug 8, 2010, 3:46 am Reply

Omg thank you! This worked amazingly! My face deals 100x softer 😀


Oct 10, 2010, 6:24 pm Reply

Thank you for posting this!
Its amazing!
It works even better if after you put egg whites on your face for 20 min. and then the yolk for 20min.
Its amazing! My face feels and looks great 😀 😀 😀


Oct 10, 2010, 6:25 pm Reply

Try baking soda 🙂


Nov 11, 2010, 1:08 am Reply

@whalewatcher321 clogs pores which causes more acne and other skin irritations and it is a synthetic oil


Nov 11, 2010, 1:13 am Reply

@mileacross i'de go with olive, coconut, hempseed, geranium, lavender, lemon, grapefruit, rosehip, jojobo, almond, palm red, cinnamon, etc.


Nov 11, 2010, 1:15 am Reply

@distantdreamerx lavender essential oil is not only for the scent but it also heals scars, acne , acne scars, dry skin, combination skin, oily, skin, etc

unkn own

Nov 11, 2010, 9:05 am Reply

she is soooooooooooooooooooo pretttyyyyyy
bless her


Nov 11, 2010, 3:40 am Reply

i love her personality

Naira Cortes

Dec 12, 2010, 3:37 pm Reply

@natalie501 oil is ok for the skin, just dont use the fatty kind. olive oil is perfect.

Duro boyss

Jan 1, 2011, 4:41 pm Reply

hello beautiful!
If I want to do large quantities, how can I keep it fresh? refrigeration, preservatives?
Do you have any recipe how to make creams? Thanks


Feb 2, 2011, 7:12 pm Reply

wow …this works beautifully 😀


Feb 2, 2011, 8:51 am Reply

Could i use Vegetable oil and Sea-salt?? Ive just been wondering for a long time… Someone plz comment back or leave a comment on my channel or message me plz 🙂

kathrine iwashko

Feb 2, 2011, 2:55 pm Reply

can you use flavored oatmeal like strawberrys and cream something like that

Hannah K

Mar 3, 2011, 9:24 pm Reply

you look just like Anne Hathaway

Aditi G

Apr 4, 2011, 11:43 am Reply

we can do with some sugar and honey and you're good to go! All this is much better, though

Kristen Williams

Apr 4, 2011, 5:40 pm Reply

Why would baby oil be to harmful? U use it on baby's skin.. and there skin in sensitive.

Mohammad Hashel

Jun 6, 2011, 2:59 pm Reply

wow your my hero
rock on

Mariam Mahmoud

Jul 7, 2011, 8:15 am Reply

are these scrubs good for people with thin skin?

Libareisha Ranaynay

Jul 7, 2011, 3:23 am Reply

🙂 I really like how she didn't seem fake.
If you know what I mean.

Pamela Farrar

Jul 7, 2011, 3:14 pm Reply

Can I make a jar of it and store it? How long?


Jul 7, 2011, 6:44 am Reply


aye rocio

Aug 8, 2011, 4:43 am Reply



Aug 8, 2011, 12:18 am Reply

THANK YOU! Right now I'm paranoid so I wanted to make a facial! And now I can!!!


Aug 8, 2011, 10:21 pm Reply

@babyL1999 You Could, but there are so many good oils out there. I like almond oil myself. Avocado oil for older skin, jojoba for softening, apricot is good for any skin. I would avoid the olive, personally, because it tends to be Too oily. Toss a little vitamin E oil in there for smoothing the skin. Hit up the health food store or an herb shop and have fun looking at the descriptions of what all the oils are beneficial for – or Google oil for skin if you don't fancy a shopping trip.


Aug 8, 2011, 10:22 pm Reply

@ClaireDuLune11 It may have been ground too fine. I'm about to try it myself – I'll let you know how it turns out!


Aug 8, 2011, 10:40 pm Reply

@ClaireDuLune11 Okay, just got done and have some advice. 1) Stand on a towel – it's messy! 2) Try to get the grind about medium – larger bits are too rough and hurt, but if it's too fine it won't scrub 3) Have someone ready to turn on the water for you, lol. I used vegetable glycerine in mine and I'm pleased with the results, but there is some pain from my learning curve with the large shards of coffee beans. Give it another try. 8)


Nov 11, 2011, 8:28 am Reply

I want to make a lot of it at once, but for how long can i store it, and where should i store it?

Ana Bela Martins

Dec 12, 2011, 12:36 am Reply

how can I get Thicker face skin?


Dec 12, 2011, 7:32 pm Reply

I tried the coffee and cocoa scub…
I gave it to my guy friend to try, and he fell in love with it too:)


Dec 12, 2011, 9:27 am Reply

@whalewatcher321 In addition to what the other commenter said about the petroleum …If you're in a lot of direct sunlight i can be terrible for your skin cells, it intensifies it.

Priyal Jain

Dec 12, 2011, 10:41 am Reply

is it okay for oily skin since there is oil in the scrub ?

Isamar Cortes

Dec 12, 2011, 7:28 pm Reply

With the Oat Meal exfoliator do you just use whole oats?

Lysari Torres

Jan 1, 2012, 3:03 am Reply

Coco, coffee, almond oil; they worked so good <3

Klaudia Sosnowska

Jan 1, 2012, 8:45 pm Reply

@whalewatcher321 because baby oil isn't made from the nature, olive oil is really organic and natural and baby oil isn't

elizabeth gonzalez

Jan 1, 2012, 4:44 am Reply

@whalewatcher321 Baby oil isn't a natural oil.

Danika Soesilo

Jan 1, 2012, 7:16 am Reply


oddwalla ten gaming

Feb 2, 2012, 9:45 pm Reply

if she didnt add oil she would be making a cafe mocha


Mar 3, 2012, 3:01 am Reply

vegtable oil???

Callie Delaney

May 5, 2012, 5:12 pm Reply

you just made my day! hahaha

Carolyn Mena

Jun 6, 2012, 4:33 pm Reply

Doesn't oil give you pimples??:)

Cayson Kinjo

Jun 6, 2012, 1:45 pm Reply

no it shouldnt its very good for the skin

sohel sohag

Jul 7, 2012, 2:52 am Reply

Hey there, have you heard of "Break Free of Acne" (do a Google search for it)? There you can watch a useful free video featuring how to treat acne fast. This made it easier for Peter to get gorgeous cleansed pores and skin in 1-2 month. It may help you as well.


Jul 7, 2012, 8:54 pm Reply

do u have to use lavender? and where do u buy it?

Lupita Sandoval

Aug 8, 2012, 6:12 pm Reply

you can grow lavender, i do

Bridgette Cotton

Sep 9, 2012, 6:56 pm Reply

Thank you so much for your tips. I was watching another video on home made facial scrubs and that person was using baby oil. You said that baby oil is in fact harmful. Why is that?


Sep 9, 2012, 6:08 am Reply


Joachim Christensen

Nov 11, 2012, 11:56 pm Reply

we have porkliver in small can-boxes with human heads on them … we don't think that they kill those people so that we can keep on eating the pork-liver … but yeah, kinda funny =)


Nov 11, 2012, 5:37 pm Reply

Why is baby oil harmful?


Dec 12, 2012, 1:12 am Reply

very original,douche.

lana 2012

Jan 1, 2013, 5:22 pm Reply

you look creapy

dub crep

Feb 2, 2013, 2:33 pm Reply


EtezE Snow Vegan

Mar 3, 2013, 4:27 pm Reply

Can I use Grapeseed oil?

ombikram bhomi

Apr 4, 2013, 12:35 pm Reply

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Jun 6, 2013, 2:57 pm Reply

Thank you!! This really works, and it smells awesome 😀 I LOVE it! 🙂

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