Papaya-Charcoal Facial Scrub
Updated: Aug 28
This recipe was discovered by accident, and it works well on an oily face alhamdullilah. Papayas and charcoal are two ingredients that are very common in an African household. The former is a favorite summer fruit and the latter is a go-to medicine for many types of ailments. Originally, I intended to do my regular face mask of charcoal.
Then, an idea struck me to add some papaya seed to the blend. Unfortunately, the texture of grinded papaya seed is not optimal for a face mask. So, I tried to use the new melange as a facial scrub and the result was amazing alhamdullilah! Try it in your kitchen and let's us know!
Time: 5-10 mins
Yield: For 1 to 2 uses per week
- 1 tablespoon of grinded papaya seed
- 1 capsule of 260 mg activated charcoal (the content only. Discard the gelatin casing.)
- 1 to 5 drops of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of non-toxic glue
- Mix all the ingredients and apply the grindy paste to face
- Wait 10 to 15 minutes and then scrub face
- Then, rinse face with warm water
- Refrigerate any reminder.
An original recipe from Fofky's Kitchen
Make your own papaya seed stock...
You will need:
- 1 papaya (the next time you eat one or if you are just buying one for this recipe)
- 1 ice tray
- 1 food processor
- 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of water
- Seed the papaya and blend the seeds with the water
- With a large spoon, fill each slot of the ice tray with the grinded seeds of papaya
- Insert tray in an empty loaf of bread plastic bag and zip-tie the end
- Freeze the tray and use a cube for each recipe of Papaya-Charcoal Facial Scrub. Make sure you defrost the cube before starting the facial scrub recipe.
Thank you for reading,