Beauty DIY: Honey Pecan Scrub

Hey you! Happy weekend to you! Do you have plans? I'll be spending mine getting over a tiny cold--I just used a honey gargle for my throat before writing this post! I've written about my love of honey before and consider it one of my essential products. For example, when I had a freak accident traveling in Costa Rica, they applied honey immediately to my wounds (another story for another time, perhaps?). The honey I used in today's post was sent for review from Golden Blossom Honey, a company that has been around since 1921.

Golden Blossom Honey is 100% sourced from US beekeepers, and is compromised of three flowers, giving it a distinct flavor, color, and fragrance. It's made between May and August annually and is packed Kosher. I have enjoyed using their honey not only in food, but in Beauty DIY recipes. They sent me some of their many recipes for beauty, but I wanted to share one of my own. This Honey Pecan Scrub is as sweet as it sounds: exfoliating but leaves skin soft. Enjoy!

N e e d:
1/4 c. finely ground pecans
1 tbsp. sweet almond oil
1 tsp. honey

D o:
  • Mix ingredients.
  • Massage onto wet skin. Rinse with warm water. Your skin will not be sticky, just soft!
T r y:

  • If you're allergic to pecans or sweet almond oil, please substitute brown sugar and vitamin E oil, or avoid if necessary.
  • I suggest using this on the body, but if you'd like to use it on skin, please be sure to make pecans are thoroughly and finely ground. I hand-crushed the ones I used here and would suggest that consistency for body only.
  • Try 2 drops of essential oil that you like for fragrance, if desired.
  • Honey is a natural antioxidant and nourishes skin, pecans are an exfoliant, and sweet almond oil is a moisturizer.


  1. I love honey and yes, it's also good for wounds! LOL!

  2. I love honey as well - it really is a wonderful ingredient! Thanks for the scrub recipe!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  3. Honey is great, isn't it? :) I actually have nothing planned this weekend, and I'm pretty excited about it. :) Feel better soon! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  4. Another great DIY product, Elle:) I love how honey is the only edible food with no expiration date:D

  5. Interesting! What else is honey good for???

  6. Honestly? This sounds delicious. ;)

    Kalyn @ The Scenic Route

  7. I never knew that honey could be used on wounds! I bet this scrub feels so amazing on your skin! Have a great weekend :)

    The Tiny Heart

  8. Honey is one of my favorite natural ingredients! So much DIY potential in this one!

  9. I'm going to have to try this! Sounds like the perfect fall skin remedy :)

  10. This scrub sounds lovely! Honey has so many great benefits. Take care of yourself and feel better soon Elle!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  11. Ooh, sounds so enjoyable!! We just did some homemade scrubs at my friend's birthday party/girls' night. I think the effect of honey is even better when you apply it just before going to sauna. I suppose you wouldn't have a sauna you could use? You have to try it sometime :)

  12. I bet this smells incredible! :) You have some of the best tips and tricks. Enjoy reading your blog! :)

    Lily | beautywithlily.blogspot.com

  13. Hi Elle, so sorry to hear you were unwell, i suffered the same thing 2 weeks ago, its awful! Hope you are better now. Love hearing about DIY beauty ideas that can come from my kitchen cupboard.

  14. So basically... I would probably end up eating this scrub! I love using honey as a beauty treatment and I know what you mean about using it for first aid-- I used it in a pinch in Japan when I had trouble reading drugstore ingredient labels.

  15. so cool
    thanks for this DIY ^^


  16. Gonna save me some bucks, I will definitely try this out! I hope you feel better.

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    cassandra xx

  17. I want to eat this more than I want to use it as a scrub! :)



  18. I love homemade scrubs and this one sounds like a good one to try. :) Thank you so much for sharing.

  19. I'm sure this will be fabulous. I eat a spoon of honey everyday and i've seen the difference it makes on skin :)

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  21. This sounds wonderful! I hope you're feeling better. Your Instagram pictures of your fever made me sad. :(

  22. This scrab sounds so good and yummy! Hope you feel better soon! x

  23. Hi there! great work, I really like reading and checking your blog! ;)

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  24. This sounds like a lush and yummy body scrub! I think I may have to give this one a try Elle!

    With Love,

  25. These three ingredients are my favorite so I'll definitely be on the lookout for sweet almond oil to be able to try this.


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