Top 10 Natural Exfoliators For Face & Body

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Exfoliation is considered one of the most important techniques that you can perform on your skin to resolve certain skin problems as well as to achieve healthy and glowing skin naturally.  Exfoliation should be a main added focus of your homecare hygiene program. So often, we are told to dry out the skin with harsh acne products, soaps, deodorants or even some dehydrating lotions.  While regular skin cleansing is clearly beneficial, exfoliating on a regular basis – 1 or 2 times a week for mild exfoliation – can improve the results of your skin care routine and help rejuvenate your skin. Whether you have dry, normal, oily or sensitive skin, exfoliation can bring new life to your complexion.

Why Exfoliate Naturally?

Why not?  The process of exfoliation rids the body of any dry, dull skin by removing dead skin cells from the surface of the epidermis. Don’t you want to do that without rubbing harsh and toxic chemicals into your body?  By removing these dead cells, exfoliation can help keep pores from becoming clogged and leaves skin with a refreshed and clean feeling. What’s the benefit to clean and clear pores? Clogged pores can result in blackheads and acne.  Exfoliating naturally has all of the benefits of unclogging pores while eliminating the chances of alarming chemicals entering your bloodstream while you do so!  Here are some products to get you started:


10. Vered Organic Botanicals Le Chocolat Citrus Foaming Face Scrub – $50  (Review HERE)

This delightful facial scrub is made with Organic and Ethically sourced, therapeutic-grade essential oils and herbs including coco absolute, rosewood, pink grapefruit, lemongrass, sandalwood, organic sugar and organic vitamin E, which are then added into a base of pure organic oils: jojoba and sweet almond oil, and organic castile soap.  I absolutely love Vered’s products.  Every single one of them has been a game changer for me in Skincare and treating myself and my body well and respectfully.  This brand truly reminded me that my body is healing itself from the inside, out.  Not only does this amazing Foaming Facial Scrub smell absolutely intoxicating, it granulates and melts away as you slough off your dry, dead skin!  What a luxurious and beautiful way of revealing your true, healthy, glowing skin beneath!

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9. Blue Orchid Botanicals Wildflower Grains

As I was told by Falon Thomas, the Founder, Skin Chef and Creator of Blue Orchid Botanicals, this Wildflower Grains Exfoliator used to exist and will be available again VERY soon!  So let me be the first person to tell you that you NEED THIS.  It’s a renewing, rejuvenating experience to cleanse your face with Wildflower Grains!  This natural formula moisturizes, cleanses and exfoliates as well as leaving your skin completely refreshed.  I want to live in this stuff.


8. One Love Organics: Brand New Day Microderma Scrub and Masque – $12 (  Review HERE / DIY HERE )

One Love Organics has gotten quite a buzz in the Green Beauty World since I did my review and DIY including them, and with good reason!  While you may TRY many products that claim to give you soft, glowing, refreshing skin, this one actually does it. Soothing organic sweet pea flour and fresh pineapple enzymes polish off dead skin cells while helping to protect the new ones.  A true skin saver!


7. Tilth Beauty Gentle Poppy Seed Exfoliator – $38 

Sometimes the moment you lay eyes on a product you can tell it’ll become a staple in your beauty or skincare routine.  This Poppy Seed Exfoliator from Tilth Beauty was one of those fabulous products!  Poppy seeds, date seeds, ground corn, jojoba ester … this botanical beauty not only lathers up amazingly well, it will remove every trace of dirt, oil, makeup, gunk – you name it!  It’s my current go-to and staple item for washing, cleansing and exfoliating my face.  I couldn’t believe how well it worked!   It’s so remarkable I even gave some to my best friend to try!  I’m over the moon about this stuff.  Incredible!


6. Blue Orchid Himalayan Rose Body Scrub – $15 

This scrub was one of my introductions to the Blue Orchid line, and omg: talk about perfect!  Himalayan Pink Salt?  Rose?  Lavender??  Palmrosa Essential Oil!??  Red roses??!!  What?  Have you dialed into my brain and picked out all my favorite things and personally just made me something?  Or what?  This GORGEOUS exfoliator will remove dead skin cells and leave your body lush and glowing!  My new favorite addition to bath time, and I can’t get enough of it!  I even sneak a little scoop into some of my face masks at night.  Works wonders and I smell like a rose for hours!


5. Raw Olive Oatmeal & Honey Facial Cleansing Grains – $12Review HERE )

This gentle soap-free facial scrub removes makeup and impurities without stripping your face of its natural oils.  Combining raw honey, oat flour, vitamin e, and olive oil, this amazing facial cleanser not only clears up acne, it helps to moisturize dry skin because it’s full of healthy, lubricating essential fats!  Not only does it seem to keep hormonal breakouts at bay, it smells amazing, it’s all natural, and the oat seems to be a miracle worker on my skin!


4. Evolue Resurfacing Grains –  $42 

Evolue is an amazing natural skincare boutique in Beverly Hills that carries all my favorite brands, and also has their own line!  The Resurfacing Grains remove dead cells and cleans pores deeply yet gently with natural ingredients that don’t irritate skin. It is safe to use them if you are gluten-intolerant since the product does not penetrate the skin.  Made with Oatmeal, milk powder and magnesium, these grains exfoliate, regulate, dealing with skin irritation and post-acne redness.


3. Hip E Chick’s Grapefruit Gypsy Sugar Body Scrub – $36 (  Review HERE )

Is it bad that I want to eat this?  There are some products that you just want to keep to yourself because they are SO good and so delightful and so delicious… Hip E Chick is one of those brands, and Grapefruit Gypsy line is definitely a slew of those products!  This delightful addition to any bath time spa time is made with Yuzu, shea butter, coconut and kukui nut oils, and essential oil of pink grapefruit, making it safe enough to eat! ( But don’t. However, just TRY not to!  Seriously…)

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2. Sequoia Beauty Honey Berry Enzyme Mask – $30Review HERE)

While this is marketed as a mask, I find it is the perfect addition to my DIY exfoliating treatments.  The raw honey, raw strawberries and raw blueberries make the perfect exfoliant for face or body.  It’s nutritional, hydrating, plumping, super anti-oxidant and antimicrobial!  So delicious!


1. Buffalo Gal Organics Illuminati Face Scrub – $19.00 ( Buffalo Gal Review HERE )

This is definitely the most gentle and exfoliating scrub I’ve ever used!  Made with delicious fruit acids, jojoba beads, roobis tea + sugars, it gently and effectively removes dirt, oil, and makeup for gorgeous, glowing skin!  Aloe is calming, organic palm oil is remarkably hydrating and the citrus blends serves as a delicious and effective anti-oxidant component that will leave you wanting more.  My scrub lasted me so long because you need so little to do the job!  It’s just about empty and I have to stock up again. Perfect for a refreshing face ritual at the end of the day, for scrubbing away facial grime, garden dirt, or regular ole’ makeup!

Have you incorporated Natural Exfoliators into your beauty routine?

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