Simple Vegan Face Scrub Recipe - Only 2 Ingredients!

Find out how to make a vegan face scrub recipe with only 2 ingredients - brown sugar and coconut oil. It's very easy to make this facial scrub. A brown sugar is less harsh than white sugar plus it's an excellent ingredient for homemade scrubs! 

It will leave your skin clean, soft, smooth and healthy looking. It also stimulates blood flow to the skin which helps with dry and aging skin. This video will show you how to make a skin brightening exfoliating scrub at home plus how to use it. It is very easy and quick!

Video: All Natural Face Scrub that is Vegan Friendly

I am a simple girl. I love natural beauty DIYs, but I prefer them to be quick and easy. This video will demonstrate how to make a scrub that can remove dry skin and reveal silky smooth skin underneath. This scrub will remove dirt, grime, and other impurities from the outermost layer of your skin. It will give your skin a glowing complexion and leave it feeling soft and silky smooth.

What is an Exfoliating Scrub?

Exfoliating refers to the removal of dead skin cells so that newer, more youthful skin cells can be formed. You skin will feel smoother, more supple and radiant after regular exfoliation.

Why Make Your Own Scrub?

Abrasive scrubs are readily available in stores, but they can be expensive. They may also contain alcohol which can dry your face, and preservatives that can irritate your skin. Making your own scrub allows you the option to customize the ingredients to suit your skin type, budget and preference. Plus, making a scrub at home is simple!

Vegan Face Scrub Recipe

This is a simple, yet effective skin exfoliating scrub.


  • 1 teaspoon Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
  • Small Mixing Bowl


Combine both ingredients until you get a soft consistency. The coconut oil and brown sugar skin exfoliating scrub will be applied to your skin in circular motions. Continue to rub the ingredients onto your skin in circular motions for about 2 minutes.

You can also use this DIY lip scrub to scrub your lips.

After you're done, rinse your face with Luke warm tap water. To remove any sugar residue left behind by the warm water, you can use a little bit of a moisturizing cleaner. If you don't want coconut oil on your skin, this will help dissolve some of it.

Brown Sugar Benefits for Facial Skin

Using brown sugar in your face scrub can give you a variety of benefits. Brown sugar is a natural ingredient which can be used to exfoliate dead skin cells from your face, leaving it glowing and smooth.

Brown sugar also helps rejuvenate the skin by bringing back its elasticity. The antioxidants in brown sugar help tighten sagging skin and reduce wrinkles on your face, making you look younger and more vibrant. Brown sugar has been used for centuries in many countries around the world because of these benefits.

In addition to all this wonderful nourishment, brown sugar is an extremely cost-effective product to use in a facial scrub.

Coconut Oil Benefits for Facial Skin

Coconut oil is an effective moisturizer that can help restore dry or flaky skin. It’s a powerful moisturizer, which works differently than other moisturizers that contain a lot water and possibly synthetic ingredients. It also has the ability to penetrate your skin quickly and remove dead skin cells, helping to prevent wrinkles from forming. Coconut oil contains Vitamin E, which soothes skin conditions like sunburn, eczema and psoriasis. It also has antiviral, antifungal, and insect bite treatment benefits.

What Does “Comedogenic” Mean?

The American Academy of Dermatology defines a "comedo", which is a hard blockage caused by excess sebum in the pore. This can cause pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. "Comedogenic" is a term that refers to products or ingredients that are known to have a tendency or ability to block pores or promote comedones (plural for comedo), also known as acne.

The comedogenic ratings indicate how oils and emollients can clog pores. In simpler terms, comedogenic oils tend to have more tendency to cause or aggravate acne, and blackheads are more likely to be caused by non-comedogenic oils.

The Comedogenic Rating System

Ever wonder why one product leaves your skin feeling oily and another doesn't? It all has to do with the comedogenic rating of a product. Comedogenicity is a measure of how likely a substance is to clog pores and cause acne. By understanding the comedogenic rating system, you can make more informed choices about which products are best for your skin type. Keep reading to learn more!

  • 0 - Will not Clog Pores
  • 1 – Low
  • 2 – Moderately Low
  • 3 - Moderate
  • 4 - Fairly High
  • 5 - High likelihood it will clog pores

If you have sensitive skin or acne prone skin, it is better to stick with a comedogenic score of 1 or 0.



Shea Butter has a comedogenic score of 0. This makes it an excellent alternative for people with acne-prone skin. You can substitute it for the coconut oil in the vegan face scrub recipe. Shea oil is a skin superfood made from the seeds of the Shea (Karite tree) fruit.

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Hi, I’m Jenni! I am a health and beauty blogger that loves making homemade sugar scrubs. Here you will learn all about DIY sugar scrubs! I have been blogging for over three years now, my first blog is - it is all about natural products, DIY skin care, inner beauty, and anything else to do with natural living, check it out.

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