Easy Homemade Face Scrub Using Ayurveda Herbs

Let us learn to prepare homemade face scrub with natural Ayurvedic ingredients. The herbs that I have used are quite commonly available. The formula is flexible. You can add or delete some ingredients based on your convenience. 

Purpose of this face scrub

To dig out the pore dust
To cleanse the pores
To remove the dead skin layer
To have a cooling and soothing effect over the skin, in spite of the scrubbing action
To heal any long lasting acne, acne scar, etc.
To have some therapeutic effect over skin diseases affecting face, like eczema.

Homemade face scrub video


What you need?
Coarse Green gram powder – 2 tablespoon. The powder needs to be coarse, to bring about the scrubbing effect.
Turmeric – 1 pinch – improves skin complexion, fights skin diseases and skin allergies
Manijshta (Rubia cordifolia)- Calms Pitta, commonly used in all skin diseases, cleanses blood. Quantity is 1 – 2 teaspoonful
Khadira (Acacia catechu) – another commonly used herb in all skin diseases. – 1 teaspoon
Neem powder – Nothing is as effective as neem to bring about scrubbing, cleansing effect. Also heals wounds, ulcers and very useful in skin diseases – 1 – 2 teaspoon
Sandalwood – To bring glow to the skin and to calm Pitta – 1 teaspoon
Coarse powder of almond – to have some nutritional value. A good source of Vitamin E – 1 teaspoon
Rose petal paste / Rose water – to nullify excess heat generated due to scrubbing. Calming and soothing to facial skin – 1 teaspoon
Curds – sour taste is penetrating in nature. It helps to evacuate the pores.  – 1 – 2 tablespoon

Preparation, usage

How to make?
Mix all ingredients and make a semisolid, thin paste.

How to use?
Wet the face with water. Apply a thin layer of the scrub. Gently massage the face in upward direction with your finger tips for 5 – 7 minutes.
If someone else massages your face instead of yourself, better.
Wash off with lukewarm water.


Precautions – 
Do not put too much pressure.
Take care to avoid active acne that are red in colour. It may induce bursting and bleeding.
Avoid contact to eyes. If some particle gets into the eye it may cause irritation. In that case, flush the eyes with cold water.

Related post –
How to make herbal bath powder
Herbal face pack at home

12 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Face Scrub Using Ayurveda Herbs”

  1. Going to try this out soon.. Just wondering if there is a ayurvedic herb store somewhere in Noida/ Delhi NCR (hopefully there is one nearby).

  2. Dear Sir,
    Can you please let us know in the face wash and hair wash powders which part of the plant is to be used e.g., in manjishtha whether it is bark or leaf or seed that should be used and so on. I am sorry for my ignorance.
    Thanks and kind regards,

  3. Dear Sir,
    Thank you for your reply. I have tinea versicolor (black spots on chest and back) and an ayurvedic practitioner has diagnosed through pulse reading that my liver is affected causing this skin problem. While I have started the medication, I want to know if i can apply a good herbal formula or oil on that area. The area has become very dry due to the use of soaps and shampoos prescribed by allopathic doctors earlier.
    Many thanks and regards,

    • Will write about it soon.
      Facewash powder – the same above powder can be made into fine powder and used.


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