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I don't know about you, but I don't put anything on my skin that I wouldn't put in my mouth. I am a huge supporter of natural organic food grade skin care, but an even bigger fan of making my own homemade skin care with organic food and food grade products in my kitchen. This way, I know the exact source of the ingredients, how fresh they are, and in what ratios and quantities they have been mixed together. I can also muscle-test the ingredients and test them against my skin as I make up my potions to know if they are a good fit for my skin from week to week, and season to season. I also like to be in complete control of the essential oils I add to home made lotions and potions in order to get my blend just right depending on my mood.

Homemade skin care products are super easy to make and SO much fun! Those of you who have tried the organic moisturiser and were inspired to host your own homemade skin care making parties (I loved getting your emails) know how easy and economical it is to blend up your own organic skincare recipes with friends and family. Homemade skin care products save you money, are better for the environment, healthier for your body, and make fantastic gifts!

After being overwhelmed with email requests for more skin care recipes over the last couple of months, I realized that the skin care section of the site was embarrassingly sparse. I apologise for not sharing some of these quick easy natural skin care recipes sooner. To be honest, I make so many little concoctions every week that I just take them for granted.

This scrub literally takes seconds to make, and is gloriously decadent and effective. I almost skipped over this little gem because I make it so often! This almond scrub was born out of my obsession with waste, or more specifically, the desire to reduce waste. I make almond milk every day; and after soaking, blending and straining the almonds, I am always left with a huge amount of delicious almond pulp that is just too good to waste. There are a ton of fantastic uses for almond pulp such as dehydrated cookies and crusts (I will share some of those recipes in the coming months) but my favourite use for almond pulp is this insanely easy body scrub which is fantastic for removing dead skin cells and gently adding moisture to your skin.

I like to use this scrub in the bath and then just soak in the water and oil to give my skin a good almond infusion. My skin feels like silk when I hop out of the tub. I like to use lavender oil as it is so relaxing. But you can add any essential oils that tickle your fancy. Just remember that pure essential oils are extremely powerful, and a little goes a long way!

This scrub only keeps fresh in the fridge for a couple of days, so enjoy it immediately. 

Enjoy! From my kitchen bath tub to yours! This homemade almond body scrub is a winner! Your nutty skin will sing, and you will never waste that gorgeous almond pulp again.

Homemade Almond Scrub

Awesome Almond Pulp Scrub

  • 1 cup raw almond pulp (leftover after straining homemade almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup cold pressed sweet almond oil
  • 3-4 drops of pure lavender essential oil (or other oil of your preference)
  1. Stir almond pulp and almond oil together until well combined.
  2. Add in desired amount of essential oil.
  3. Slather on body in the shower or bath and get the almond glow!
  4. This mixture will keep for a couple of days in a glass bowl in the fridge.

Tip: the best way to clean your blender

After blending up something sticky, gooey or smelly, just place a few drops of soap in the carriage with some warm water and blend on high until all of the congealed food slips away from the blades and sides. Then repeat this process. Then rinse with water and presto! Clean carriage. 
If you have smells or stains repeat this process with some bicarbonate of soda or lemon juice and water. 
Check out the video on A No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender that I did as part of the Chow Tips Series.

Thank you for this recipe. Can’t wait to try it out. Do you have more skin creams on the way Blender Girl? I would like to try more on my particularly sensitive skin.


Hey Piggy Helena
Yes! More organic home made skin care recipes on the way!

I can’t wait to make this with my next batch of almond pulp. Your blog is just gorgeous. The new design……..


Thankyou. I really appreciate the kind words.

Thanks Blender girl! Can’t wait…thank you. This scrub is amazing by the way, love loved it.


So glad you enjoyed it. It is such a simple idea. But really effective.

I can’t wait to make this and lay in the bath tonight.


One word - A-MAZING.


Just made my first batch of home made almond milk and used the pulp to make this scrub. Just stepped out of the bath and I am in heaven.


Love it. So glad you enjoyed it.

This scrub is AMAZING!


Thanks. I love it too. A great way to use the pulp immediately.

I love this idea! I always feel like I’m wasting my almond pulp… now I know what to do with it!!

P.S. I’m new to your blog, and I already love it.


Aw, thankyou for your lovely words of encouargement.
Welcome! It is great to have you here.
Try making dehydrated almond cookies with your almond pulp. I never waste it. It is just too precious and delicious!

I just found your blog while searching natural skin care stuff in Google and I have to say that you’ve got that excellent idea on almond scrubs! :) I never thought about it before and I guess I’m gonna have a try on this tonight. Thanks :)


Yes! I make this scrub every week after I make my homemade almond milk.
It is Fantastic!!!

I’ts too bad that I can’t use almond milk (dietary restriction).  Otherwise, I can use this recipe.  I would use it on my hands.  My recipe for soft hands involves using an emolient, then spreading on a scrub, then rinsing it all off, then using lotion.  Because I’m on hemodialysis, my skin gets dry, especially in winter because of fluid restriction, so I do this almost every day.


Karen, thankyou for sharing your personal experience. Can you do seeds? You could also simulate this with seeds or with rice or oats.

Great idea, love it! Is there any issue with drain clogging by using in the shower? If so, any tips to avoid this?


This is a really great point Melanie. I use a drain filter/catcher and empty to avoid this. I live an old house built in the 30’s and my pipes are a bit sensitive.

Can you use olive oil? I don’t have almond oil and just made almond milk and want to try this today :)


Yes, absolutely. You can use any cold-pressed oil you have. I mix it up and use a variety. Enjoy!

How exactly do I need to use the scrub? I mean first the soap and rinse and then the scrub and rinse? Just found this blog and I’m willing to try your tips!

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