Beach Cottage Miracle Recipe Homemade Face Scrub

Fri 18th, Nov, 2011

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G’day lovely Beach Cottage ladies!

Yah, for Friday…tell you what I love more than many things?  DIY beauty recipes…so here we have miracle homemade face scrub…I have always had a fascination with these…and love me some mixing up some potions…


When I blogged about Garnier Skin Perfector a month ago, lots of you gave feedback with your fave basic beauty products, what came up time and again was Cetaphil cleanser…one shabby chick said it was a go-to product, Mellie Lang  gave it the heads up after seeing one of her fave singers Tweet about it, Laura Ingalls Gunn from Decor to Adore swears by it, Victoria Hopkins from Vintage Girl blog  has been using it for twenty years and it was also recommended by Tami C, Jennifer N, Kathy Dunaway, Tammy & Kristin.

…so seeing as, in my opinion, there is nothing like real girls for great recommendations I thought the next time I was at the store I would pick some up.  And the first time I got to the shelf to buy it, the cleanser just happened to be sold out.  In my book, another good sign.

The next time I went to the supermarket I was in luck, and bought myself some plus threw the moisturiser in my trolley too and that night I used it for the first time…


This stuff is lovely and with your eyes shut, for sure, you would think this was some fancy-shmancy high-end couture cleanser rather than the budget product next to the canned soup ailse.

I must say here I am not a huge cleanser user…I errr on the side of good old soap and water but this makes one’s skin really soft and just, I dunno…nice…and in my book, at my age, as they say in Tescos…

Every little helps.

Then I remembered that Tami C and Tammy (a popular name around here ;-) ) also recommended using it with baking soda as a homemade face scrub


and then one of the lovely Beach Cottage Facebook Gals who is a make-up artist Marnie and blogs here , suggested the bi-carb trick with the Cetaphil and how it would be lovely for skin…homemade face scrub…oooh yeah Marnie, I love nothing better than a bit of potion playing…


So, I tried it.


Mind-blowingly amazing skin after this…you know those products I bang on about that call themselves ‘magic’ or ‘wonder’ but do nothing of the sort? ….well mix some of this up in your hand, or pop some in a little container and write your own homemade face scrub label…ladies this stuff is amazing!

So, all you do for this little miracle homemade face scrub

Get some of your fave cleanser,


and if you haven’t already tried it I think tossing a Cetaphil in your basket wouldn’t go amiss


put a blob in the palm of your hand, or a little dish, or container….and then add enough Bicarbonate of Soda to it until it forms a smooth paste….



Now pop this all over your face and gently scrub…wash off & feel your new silky, soft as a baby’s bum forty-is-the-new-thirty skin.

I promise you, this is a miracle product, Beach Cottage style.

(oh and if you need something to make you have the softest feet on the planet, try this… my Origins copycat DIY Foot Scrub recipe here  ….soooo good and so very good for your budget…just don’t blame me if you start licking sugar off the shower door ;-) )

OK, happy Friday, I have a lot to show you, I’ve been pretty busy…we have a new front door, the Summer House is well on the way to being finished, just waiting for the roof now, the bathroom will be started soon, though we are still waiting for the bathtub (gotta love those suppliers who tell you the product is in stock and then, once you have paid them a deposit, all of a sudden it is in Europe) will hopefully be here next week

…oh and yes we have Thanksgiving going on here (a new to me celebration that is right up my alley..third year I think we are joining this year) and dare I even mention it…the big ‘C’ word…I am giving it some Beach Cottage Coastal Blinging this year…our new deck will be decked out (boom boom) with Christmas gone coastal aka fairy lights and shells….and I made my first homemade Christmas gift…will be blogging it…it’s super super easy & makes you look like a Beach Cottage Crafting Goddess

I am so outta here…

beach decor

p.s. I am going to lg’s for dinner this weekend…she’s making me a Dump & Go chocolate cake that apparently is to-die-for…yep we talk about what chocolate cake we can eat while exercising down by the sea…she reckons even I can make it and more that you will love it.  Will report back.  With Christmas bells on. xo



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14 Responses to “Beach Cottage Miracle Recipe Homemade Face Scrub”

  1. Jem says:

    Right, that’s on the list for the next time the fella is away with work. A little face mask joy is great for the pampering :-)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dear Sarah ,
    I had worked with children who have been exposed to domestic violence and it broke my heart to see a child feeling unsafe and unprotected in his/ her own” home “…Thank you for raising awareness on the issue and thank you for stoping by and writing a kind comment !

  3. Sylvia says:

    Sarah, the comment above is mine and i am really sorry for being published as anonymous

  4. Voted! I can’t guarantee every two hours but I’ll be there a lot :-) So need a little pamper right now. Parent-teacher interviews until very late this evening and then again very early in the morning.

  5. I’ve been using baking soda for several years as a scrub. I just keep a box next to the shower, reach out, pour a little in my wet hand, add a small dab of my favorite face soap (whatever happened to be on sale the last time I purchased) and scrub there in the shower. Here in the desert, dry skin is epidemic, but this takes care of that problem so well. I love it! Still, it hasn’t scrubbed away the wrinkles showing up :)

  6. Barefoot Liz says:

    I can’t use Cetaphil (gives me hives) but I’ll try baking soda with honey.

  7. Melissa-Miss Sew & So says:

    Sarah-I’m seriously excited to mix a batch of this stuff up!

    You now have us mixing & dumping cakes & face scrubs!
    Thank you!!

    Melissa x

    PS-thought you were going to pop in a mid-scrub pickie ;)

  8. Rukmini Roy says:

    Oh Sarah… I already was using Cetaphil and after seeing this, I tossed some baking soda (we get Whigfield’s here) and did exactly as you told. DUDE!!! This is a winner. Thanks for sharing! I’m sharing this in my blog. This has to reach to all the ladies…this has to be an infection ( a good one) and a viral.

    You can tell I’m excited.

    Also, any updates on the voting thing? I don’t have a FB account. And I soooo want to vote for you :(

  9. Tammi says:

    Baking soda sure is a miracle powder isn’t it? It takes care of not only y household cleaning but also personal hygiene too….I mix it with honey as a scrub and use honey as a cleanser. When our son got acne going through puberty, cleansing with honey with the only thing that seemed to work and trust me we tried a lot of different products. Manuka honey is the best but as it’s a NZ honey I buy whatever I can get my hands on here.

    I also clean my hair with baking soda and rinse with a cider vinegar wash to condition….it sounds weird I know but I wanted to move away from commercial products and with having extremely curly hair was sick and tired of having to spend so much on products to keep it tame. Aside from the greys of motherhood my hair is in great condition :)


  10. HRH Sarah says:

    I’ve been using honey, salt, and sugar as a scrub for a couple of years now, and it works pretty well, but I’ll have to try baking soda! Probably less expensive, and I won’t have to worry about the soda dissolving into syrup.

  11. jackson says:

    Important than a good product. That is enough sleep your body needs.
    take care your self
    thanks for share information

  12. Bev says:

    Cetaphil is harmful to use……