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Homemade Pineapple, Honey and Almond Exfoliating Facial Scrub

Homemade Pineapple, Honey and Almond Exfoliating Facial Scrub

Homemade Pineapple, Honey and Almond Exfoliating Facial Scrub

Taste of The Tropics ~

Very few of us can resist one or more of the wonderful exotic tastes of the Tropics, thanks to the abundance of fruits classed as Tropical Fruits. .

With all shapes, sizes, colors and textures catered for, I keep on discovering more and more fascinating fruits that I never knew existed.

Pineapples however are probably the ones I relate most to as being exotic and tropical as they have been the most easily accessible, even if expensive here in Ireland.

Having already had success in skin care recipes with coconut, banana, papaya and mango, I decided it was high time I utilize the pineapple fruit. A facial scrub is the ideal treatment to easily make at home and a vital part to the weekly skin care routine which is beneficial to both sexes and all ages.

Tropical Fruit

pineapple is a natural antioxidant with high levels of Vitamin C

pineapple is a natural antioxidant with high levels of Vitamin C

from Rajan Jolly

  • Health Benefits Of Pineapple
    Pineapple is a juicy fruit with atropical flavor and a sweet and tarty taste. Second only to bananas in popularity, this fruit is full of health giving benefits. Read on to find more...

Tropical Pineapple

native to South America it is now widely grown in over 80 tropical countries.

native to South America it is now widely grown in over 80 tropical countries.

Skin Benefits of Pineapple ~

Pineapples have been used in folk medicine and natural beauty remedies for thousands of years. There are a number of key reasons why they are effective on the skin and feature as an ingredient in commercial brands of skin treatments including anti-ageing moisturizers and facial scrubs

Antioxidant Rich – Pineapples contain Vitamin A and are high in Vitamin C the two vitamins that deliver antioxidant properties.

Vitamin C is particularly beneficial when applied to the skin and helps to prevent further damage to the skin caused by sunlight and helps fine lines and wrinkles.

Fruit Acids – The natural fruit acids in pineapple, particularly Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (or AHA) makes it a natural skin exfoliator and a perfect choice for a facial scrub.

Dead skin cells are gently removed and the circulation is improved thus revealing fresh healthy skin and a smooth texture.

This leads to a more youthful appearance and it helps clear up blemishes and pimples.

Bromelain – This enzyme has been widely used throughout the world and a source of ongoing research, such is the interest and discoveries of this enzyme extract.

It is extracted predominantly from the stem (higher levels) however it is found throughout the pineapple just in smaller quantities. It has a mild exfoliating effect and may be anti-inflammatory.

Honey Pot

honey contains everything you need to survive.

honey contains everything you need to survive.

Skin Benefits of Honey ~

  • Moisturizer
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Eczema
  • Anti-Ageing
  • Antioxidant Rich
  • Natural Sunscreen
  • Smooths Wrinkles
  • Treats Acne
  • Antibacterial
  • Heals Wounds

Sweet Almond Oil from Almonds

never use almond oil or almonds in skin care recipes if you have a nut allergy.

never use almond oil or almonds in skin care recipes if you have a nut allergy.

from Rajan Jolly

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Sweet Almond Oil

Skin Benefits of Almond Oil ~

  • Moisturizing
  • Softening
  • Soothing
  • Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Relieves Itchy Skin
  • Nourishing
  • Improves Complexion
  • Cures Chapped Lips
  • Contains Vitamin A and E
  • Lightens Under Eye Dark Circles
  • Treats Skin Disorders
  • Rejuvenates Skin
  • Easily Absorbed
  • Non Greasy
  • Excellent for Hair & Massage Oil
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How to cut a pineapple

Need a Moisturizer?

Pineapple Face Scrub ~

1 small pineapple

2 tsp sweet almond oil

1 tsp honey

Blender

Small bowl

Method:

  • Prepare pineapple, Start by cutting of the top and bottom of the fruit.
  • Cut off the skin and “eyes” leaving only the yellow fruit.
  • Chop it up and pop in the blender on low until you the consistency of liquid paste.
  • Add in your almond oil followed by honey and blend for 10 seconds.
  • Check consistency, it should not be too runny or too thick. Adjust quantities to get the right thickness if necessary.
  • When happy, pour it into your bowl.

To Apply:

  • Keep all hair off the face by wearing a headband, shower cap or even tying back your hair into a ponytail (like me when my hair gets long).
  • Do a light cleanse followed by a toner to remove all daily grime, pollution and makeup.
  • Wet hands under the tap and lightly go over face to slightly dampen the skin.
  • Take 1-2 teaspoons of scrub into your palms, starting at the base of the neck begin massaging it in using small circular movements.
  • Apply to the entire face taking care to avoid the delicate eye area.
  • Do this for 5 minutes before rinsing off in tepid water.
  • Finish with a cold water rinse and pat the skin dry.
  • Apply your regular moisturizer or why not choose one to easily make at home.
  • This recipe is one to keep maximum 2 days in a tightly covered container in the fridge but best to make up fresh when needed.
  • Do not use this more than twice a week.

DIY Pineapple Face Mask

Tips & Suggestions ~

Best time to apply this scrub is straight after a shower when the skin is warm.

Almond oil is a light yellow color so to avoid any possible staining on clothes wear a towel or old top.

If you have no sweet almond oil, use olive oil instead. It is an excellent skin moisturizer and softener, suitable for all skin types.

If fresh pineapple are not readily available or are expensive, use tinned pineapple chunks or rings in their own juice. Start with 2-3 rings of the fruit and a teaspoon of juice to blend. Remember "it is easier to add to a recipe than take away".

Don’t be afraid to experiment, these kind of recipes are hard to judge exactly and tend to be more like “a drop of this a dash of that” in measuring!

Keep a pad and paper beside you for jotting down each measurement if experimenting. Means you have the right recipe next time.

"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"

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    The Breadfruit Tree is grown in over 85 countries and dates back some 3,000 years. One of the most useful trees grown in tropical regions breadfruit is an important food source for many cultures.
  • Sabras Cactus Fruit
    The Sabras Cactus Fruit is also known as Prickly Pear, Cactus Pear, Tuna and Indian Fig to name a few. How did it get the name Sabras?Read on for information on this extraordinary Fruit of a Cactus Plant that not only tastes great but has many health
  • Dragon Fruit Pitahaya Fruit
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  • Rambutan Fruit
    What are Rambutan Fruit? Have you heard of them? These exotic lychee like fruits are one of the most exotic in the world. A guide to Rambutan Fruit, their nutritional benefits and recipes included.
  • Ugli Fruit Tree
    Have you heard of Ugli Fruit? Ugli is the trademark name of The Jamaican Tangelo Fruit under which it is sold. The first Ugli Fruit Tree was discovered over 80 years ago and is still delicious today.
  • Cherimoya Tree
    Cherimoya or Chirimoya trees produce the most delicious fruit which tastes of banana, pineapple, papaya, coconut, passion fruit and mango. Step into the wonderful world of Cherimoya fruit facts.
  • Different Uses for a Coconut
    To say there are quite a few different use of a coconut is a huge understatement, there are hundreds of uses of this fruit of the Palm Tree. Every part of the coconut and the tree has a purpose.
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Credit to homesteadbound ~

All dividers used in this hub are used with permission granted on hub, Creating Dividers to Use on Your Hubs

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Homemade Pineapple, Honey and Almond Exfoliating Facial Scrub Comments

soulfully on March 09, 2014:

You can't get any better than using natural products to help take care of your health. Pineapple, honey, and almond, probably 10x more effective than any 'top brand' expensive facial cream/scrub.

Nice, useful hub!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 18, 2013:

Hi seoexxprtm,

Many thanks for your interest and support, you could eat it too if you wished! LOL

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on August 18, 2013:

Hi GTF,

Another great combo here so do give it a go they make such a lovely scrub that really leaves the skin so smooth without drying it out. Cheers for the shared and pinned, lovely to receive as always!

Claudia Mitchell on August 18, 2013:

I don't think there is any end to what you can make Suzie. It's just amazing. I can imagine the lovely fragrance of this scrub now. Pinned, shared voted. Awesome hub!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 22, 2013:

Hi teaches,

This is a real;y good exfoliating scrub which is gentle on the skin thanks to the honey and almond. Do try it out sometime, you will love it! Cheers for your comment and interest :-)

Dianna Mendez on July 21, 2013:

I love all of these as food items, so I can believe that they would make perfect facial scrub ingredients. If I had the time, this would be on my to do list tomorrow.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 21, 2013:

Hi Vespa,

Sounds great and definitely will try this tip out it must be wonderful. Pineapple is incredible and so good when used on the skin. Wish it were cheaper for the fresh fruit here. I buy the tinned in natural juices or fresh when on special offer. Cheers for your suggestion!

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on July 21, 2013:

Suzie,

I used only papaya seeds for the masque with nothing mixed in to dilute them. I find they have the most fruit acids of anything I've tried...almost like a prescription-strength product. I do love pineapple, though. I agree...tropical fruit is the best!!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 21, 2013:

Hi Vespa,

HOW GREAT! Delighted you found this good too! Just to show you the vast differences in prices, pineapple here costs the equivalent of $2.61 as opposed to your .50 cent!!!!!!!! Tropical fruits are all fairly expensive here, melons are the same price, one of my favorites and when they are on special I stock up! Loved your info on papaya seeds, another I must try as the fruit pulp is gorgeous on the skin. What did you mix it with for your mask? I love exfoliating masks and gentle scrubs for smooth skin hence I do quite a few different ones!

You are AWESOME trying all these out and feeding back, really do appreciate it !

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on July 21, 2013:

Suzie, this scrub is amazing. We are living at high altitude now and my skin gets really dry. We can buy a very large pineapple for 50 cents U.S., so I made up a batch of your super scrub today and scrubbed down my whole body after a shower this morning. I didn't use the whole pineapple and there was more than enough scrub for the job. My skin feels super soft and moisturized now. I used the olive oil instead of almond oil. I do think the bromelain is what makes pineapple special.

Just a side point...I used to make a face masque from ground papaya seeds. I ground the seeds in the blender and left the masque for about 15 minutes. It left my skin bright pink and super soft. When I did it regularly, the fruit acids seemed to "resurface" my complexion and make it look very smooth. I don't know why I haven't done it in a long time. I think I'll do a papaya seed masque this week!

Thanks again for your inspiration to keep my beauty routine natural and inexpensive with local ingredients. : ) Enjoy the weekend!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 16, 2013:

Hi Janet,

This is an easy to make one that you can use on the feet too. Hope you enjoy it and find it works a treat for you! Thanks so much for your continued support, always great to have Janet!

Janet Giessl from Georgia country on July 16, 2013:

I didn't expect it to be a recipe that is easy to make. But what a surprise! I love those recipes where you won't need so many ingredients. I will try this out. Thank you for sharing another great beauty recipe. I'm always looking forward to your great hubs!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 15, 2013:

Hi Rose,

It is good enough to eat! Cheers for stopping by and commenting thanks so much for stopping by :-)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 15, 2013:

Hi Kathryn,

Lovely to see you enjoyed this and are thinking of making it soon, look forward to the feedback! Always great to receive! have a great weekend hope you are having a great summer!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 14, 2013:

This recipe sounds so refreshing (and delicious enough to eat)! Thanks for another amazing beauty article.

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on July 14, 2013:

This is another wonderful scrub recipe, using ingredients I usually have on hand. I think I'll buy some pineapple, so I can make this soon. Thanks for sharing this with us, and I hope your weekend has been spectacular!

~ Kathryn

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 14, 2013:

Ah Joe,

I was thinking of you through this hub with pineapples being such an iconic fruit from your homeland. One of my earliest memories, corny as it sounds was the Elvis movie "Blue Hawaii", one of my favorite Elvis movies! LOL

Always remember the pineapple plantation and mum Angela Lansbury. Good to know you are a local boy still. - You can take the boy out of Hawaii but not hawaii out of the boy, eh? Thanks for commenting, always so good to read you lovely words. Aloha my friend!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 14, 2013:

Hi Natasha,

Pineapple makes a great foot scrub so hopefully you an convince him to give it a try, maybe you could do it on him then he can't refuse, can he? LOL Cheers as always for your comments!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 14, 2013:

Hi Gail,

So glad you decided on your first recipe to try, a great choice too! Look forward to hearing how it goes for you Gail.

Many thanks for your votes and share, much appreciate it.

Hawaiian Odysseus from Southeast Washington state on July 14, 2013:

Suzie,

I hope you don't hold this against me, but as I read through your excellent hub, I found myself getting hungrier. I miss getting pineapple and other tropical fruits fresh from the plants (or trees). Always a local boy at heart, I guess! Aloha!

Joe

Natasha from Hawaii on July 14, 2013:

I keep trying to convince my man to use a pineapple scrub on his feet, but he doesn't think it would help him out. I've got to keep trying!

Gail Meyers from Johnson County, Kansas on July 14, 2013:

Suzie, I love this hubs! For once, I actually know which one I am going to do first instead of being undecided as to where to start. I'm going to try the one in the video, the pineapple and banana facial. Voted up and shared!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 14, 2013:

Hi Sha,

WOW, 12 pineapple plants . . . . that is unreal for me, having never grown them. Lucky you! My mum used to make a desert that became a "Christmas Day treat for one day only" Never was made any other time. It was called pineapple pud and just brought it back to me an thought how cool it would have been to grow the pineapple. EVOO is a good substitute and one I use much of all year round. Have fun and enjoy making this with your homegrown fruits!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 14, 2013:

Hi Bill,

How great, a road trip to the mountains, hope you are having good weather there, enjoy your day and no doubt a few more ideas will be turning over in your mind there finding some simple things to spark new ideas. Appreciate you taking time to check in here, have a good one :-)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 14, 2013:

Hi Carol,

Lovely to see you, hope all is good with you across the waters in Arizona. Thanks so much for your sharing and pin, always great to receive from you!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 14, 2013:

Hi Sue,

Thanks so much for votes, share and pin it is a nice simple recipe to try sometime!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on July 14, 2013:

Hi phoenix,

Yep, it does sound and smell right for eating! Doing both sounds the business or if you have almonds they are gorgeous with honey too.Hope you have a chance to try it out, cheers for your interest!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 14, 2013:

I love this one Suzi. I have 12 pineapple plants in my yard. Three of them are bearing fruit right now. I will give this a try when they are ripe enough to harvest. This seems like a really easy scrub to make and I have all the ingredients already in my pantry. I don't have almond oil, so I will subsitute with extra virgin olive oil. I wasn't aware of all the awesome health benefits of pineapple - I thought they just taste good! :-)

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 14, 2013:

Bev and I are heading out on a day road trip to the mountains, so I really have to get going. No time for silliness today. Well done as always, Suzie, and I hope you are having a wonderful day. Hey to Mickster!

hugs,

bill

carol stanley from Arizona on July 14, 2013:

Are you sure this isn't to eat..Sounds delish. Anyway it is very interesting as always...The sharing and pinning as always.....

Susan Bailey from South Yorkshire, UK on July 14, 2013:

Shared pinned and voted up Suzie. I can almost smell this as I'm reading.

Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on July 14, 2013:

Sounds divine. I'm not sure if I should apply it or just eat it. Maybe I'll do both.

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