Charcoal Face Scrub DIY Recipe

It is time for an amazing charcoal face scrub DIY recipe. We all know that secret for a good skincare routine is exfoliating. You need to keep you skin clear of dead skins and pollutants. And to do that, you need to exfoliate.

So, in the past, I used commercial products for this job. But as you can guess, those products are super strong. I mean they contain extremely strong chemicals. Although most of us think that these chemicals are good, they actually are really harmful.

Of course, there is amazing and natural alternative to exfoliate your skin. And that is homemade charcoal face scrub. Let’s talk about the benefits of face scrub.

Why You Should Use Face Scrub?

Face scrub will take all the dead skin cells away. When you use a homemade face scrub, you can treat your skin gently.

Compared to commercial exfoliators, homemade charcoal face scrub DIY recipe will give your skin a bright look without damaging it.

You can use face scrubs one or two times per week. Since we are using natural ingredients, it is super easy and super affordable to prepare this recipe. So, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to one product only.

Here, we will prepare charcoal face scrub DIY. Of course, you can play with the recipe a bit and turn this face scrub into a mask as well. This is what I love about DIY. You are completely free. And you can do a mask and a face scrub from similar ingredients.

Activated charcoal,white sugar, virgin olive oil, essential oil
Activated charcoal, white sugar, olive oil, essential oil


  • 1/3 cup of white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 capsules of activated charcoal – you can use ½ teaspoon of activated charcoal powder
  • 3 drops of essential oil of your choice*

You can use tea tree essential oil, chamomile essential oil or any other essential oil you like. Some people might be allergic to essential oil. So, this ingredient is optional. If you are allergic, you should not use essential oil. Otherwise, you might experience undesired consequences.


  • Add white sugar and activated charcoal in a small bowl.
  • Mix these two ingredients
  • Add olive oil and essential oil to this mixture.
  • Combine all the ingredients.
  • Your charcoal face scrub DIY is ready.

How to Use Charcoal Face Scrub DIY?

When you charcoal face scrub DIY is ready, take small amount of the mixture to your hand. Gently massage your face. Try to avoid your eye and mouth area. Skin around your eyes and mouth is extremely sensitive. So, face scrubs are not meant to be used around these areas. Face scrubs can be too hard for sensitive skin around your eyes and mouth.

Massage your face with circular motions for 30-45 seconds. Then, clean your face with warm and damp towel. You can use this face scrub for two times per week.

But if you have sensitive skin, once a week might be enough. After exfoliating your skin with this homemade charcoal face scrub, always apply a moisturiser. Your regular face moisturiser will do the job. Or you ca always prepare a DIY moisturiser.

How to Store Face Scrub?

In most cases, I recommend preparing these recipes for single use. But if you prepare too much, you might want to store it. You can also store your charcoal face scrub DIY. Try to keep the mixture in cool and dry place. Storing in the fridge can be a good option. Always store the mixture in a jar with a lid. This will prevent ingredients in your face scrub to spoil.