Friday, November 20, 2015

Adzuki Buffing Grains for the Face

I found a teeny-tiny bottle of expensive adzuki buffing facial grains at a well-known beauty counter that costs a whopping $44.00 for 0.99 ounce.  This particular brand-name product is meant to be sprinkled over your favorite facial cleanser to create a gentle exfoliator for your skin.  The name-brand's ingredients include mostly hydrogenated jojoba oil, sodium laurel sulfaocetate, hydrogenated soybean oil and very finely ground Adzuki beans.  There is also some polyethylene tossed in for good measure. The true magical scrubbiness is made from the adorable Adzuki beans.

Adzuki beans naturally contain saponin which gently cleanses the skin and increases circulation due to its natural foaming soap-like action. The finely ground bean powder also gently and effectively exfoliates your skin so that fresh skin can grow.

I honestly spent under $2.00 to make an ounce of this awesome handcrafted beauty goodness. Organic Adzuki beans sell for about $6.00 per pound. Add in the glass container that I used to store the product in,  and  the project totaled a whopping $1.98.

Adzuki Beans are easy to grind up in a blender to form a mico-fine powder
Since this recipe only uses Adzuki beans, feel free to use as much or as little as you like. Do a Google search and you will find plenty of Asian recipes that call for this cute little bean.

Simply grind up the Adzuki beans in a blender, coffee grinder or a mortar and pestle (good workout for your arms!!)

After you grind them up, shake them through a fine mesh sieve to separate the larger scratchy bits. Never put large particles of exfoliating stuff on your face because you risk irritation and cuts!!!

You want a super fine powder that is gentle enough to use on your face. Always avoid your delicate eye area with any exfoliating product. You DO NOT need to exfoliate your eye area!!!

You want to store the ground powder in an airtight jar or glass pot with a tight fitting lid. I like to use a bottle so I can simply pour out the amount I need when I wash my face.

I like to moisten my face with warm water, add about a teaspoon of my facial cleanser to the palm of my hand and sprinkle about a 1/2 teaspoon amount of the awesome Adzuki buffing grains to the cleanser.  I massage and cleanse my face for a few minutes and then rinse my face with warm water.  My face always feels smooth and soft.

I love face scrubs!!! I use them several times per week. Stay tuned for more recipes!! Enjoy!! Please drop me a line to tell me how well you like this handcrafted all-natural beauty recipe.


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