Easy DIY Honey Scrub


So I’ve got another honey beauty recipe up my sleeve, and it’s the easiest thing ever. It takes a whopping total of 1 minute to make, and is perfect for gently exfoliating the skin or lips. (Say goodbye to dry, flaky lips for good, for reals.)

Did you know that honey is a natural humectant with antimicrobial properties? Well, yes it is. And as a natural humectant, honey attracts and retains moisture, two qualities that can keep skin hydrated and glowing. Honey has whole body benefits, my friends. Plus, according to a double-blind clinical study[1] to determine the effects of honey and moisturizers on skin conducted by an independent laboratory, honey was shown to effectively moisturize the skin when combined with a leading brand of skin lotion.

Here’s the scoop. The ingredients:

1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp grits (Depending where you live, people might not know what in the heck you are talking about when you ask for grits. Ahem, Southern Californians…)
a drop of your favorite essential oil, optional

Mix them all together, and voilá!


A scrub you can use to gently exfoliate your body. How easy and inexpensive is that? (Also, if you plan to use the scrub for your lips, you really don’t need to add an essential oil because the honey flavor is delicious. Just don’t eat it all.)

This and tons more DIY beauty recipes including honey can be found here. I’m all about trying the one for hair shine next…

Want to get in on the action? The National Honey board has kindly offered to provide a Pamper Yourself, Honey gift bag to 2 lucky readers. Just leave a comment on this post before September 25, 2013 and you’ll be entered to win. Thanks, honey!

[1] The study involved 60 panelists and was conducted in Broomall, PA during the weeks of January 18 and January 25, 2010. The testing followed current cGCP, cGLP as well as COLPIA Efficacy Testing Guidelines.

This post was sponsored by the National Honey Board. Mmm mmm, honey. (They didn’t tell me to say that.)

  • PriscillaL

    September 18, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Thanks for posting DIY beauty recipes!

  • Stefani

    September 18, 2013 at 9:39 am

    This sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to try it.

  • GreenInOC

    September 18, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Honey is the best!

    I use a honey & oatmeal or honey/oatmeal/yogurt mask and it’s divine.

    I would think that sea salt (cheap at TJ’s!) could be used if you don’t have grits.

  • Erin

    September 18, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Love this, can you sub sugar for the grits?

  • Tanya

    September 18, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I love trying new DIY recipes like this and I’ve never tried one with honey!

  • Geeni

    September 18, 2013 at 11:08 am

    mmmmm honey!

  • Jessica

    September 18, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Just added honey to my market list for this afternoon!

  • Jen B

    September 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Awesome idea!! I think I might try a honey and sugar scrub..tonight!!

  • Carmel

    September 18, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Honey and grits… should be easy to retrieve here in TX ;) Can’t wait to try this!

  • Angie

    September 18, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for sharing – will indeed give this a try!

  • Lois

    September 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Honey is so good – but as a fellow socal girl i am almost more excited to try and find grits!

  • Ashley

    September 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    How can they not know what Grits are! What a great idea and I have both ingredients at home right now. Thanks!

  • Jenny

    September 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Mmmmm honey, will have to try this tonight.

  • Christy

    September 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    yay honey! Welcome back, we missed you

  • Meagan

    September 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Just in time for dry skin season here in the Northeast!

  • Robin

    September 18, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Great post! Honey is a great moisturizer and also great to take for a cough….Thanks for the recipe

  • Janssen

    September 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Reading this as my lips flake off my face, so yes, I’d like to win.

  • melanie

    September 18, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    How timely! I’ve recently been using a honey yogurt face wash that I made and my skin is so soft. I’ll have to try grits in it now instead of baking soda.

  • Amy

    September 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I Looooooove Honey!!! (But where does one purchase grits if one lives in Oregon?)
    Thanks for the tip!!

  • jennifer

    September 18, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    sweet honey! (see what I did there?)

  • Darci

    September 19, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Oh am I loving these easy scrubs you are doing…this would be a fun gift for a friend – Small jar of local honey, pretty bag of grits and an essential oil.

  • Claire

    September 19, 2013 at 6:37 am


  • Jennifer

    September 19, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Does the essential oil have any benefit or is it just there to smell nice?

  • Heather Dusek

    September 19, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Yes please! I love honey. ;)

  • Mea

    September 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Thank you! What a great way to use that unloved little box of grits that has sat in a Ziploc bag in my cupboard since 2006.

  • Dara

    September 19, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Can’t wait to try it! Thanks.

  • Gabi

    September 20, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Love this! Thanks.

  • claudia098

    September 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I always try to buy local honey. My understanding is that it helps with seasonal allergies, since the bees are feasting on the same flowers that my sneezes on.

  • Keri

    September 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Honey, I’d love a gift bag!

  • Leslie

    September 23, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Love honey! Can’t wait to try some of these out! Honey can also be pretty awesome with adult acne…

  • Brooke

    September 25, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Thanks for sharing. I have the hardest time keeping my lips from peeling, while using “resurfacing/anti-aging” serums, lotions, what have you. Will give this a try.

  • Melissa

    September 25, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I love honey! Can’t wait to try this.

  • Shirley

    September 26, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Looking forward for the one for the hair. I have long hair and try to keep it as healthy as possible. I use a vinegar rinse on my hair when I am done washing it. I already put honey on my lips, especially when I have a fever blister, I use it on that.

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