Try A Kombucha Spa Day – 5 Kombucha Beauty Recipes

They say beauty is only skin deep. But when it comes to Kombucha, not only can it help your skin from the inside through improved digestion and the removal of impurities, but it can also be used topically.

Here are 5 easy recipes you can try at home.

If you have sensitive skin,
test on a small section of skin before applying to your face.

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Kombucha Recipes:
A Day At The Spa

Simple SCOBY Face Mask

  • 1 SCOBY culture
  • some fermented KT

Place SCOBY and just enough KT to create a paste (about 1/4-1/2 cup depending on the size of your culture) in the blender and pulse until smooth.  A raw egg or almond oil may be added to act as a binder.

Apply to face – it will have a chunky, applesauce type texture to it so it may not go on evenly – that’s ok.  Allow it to remain on the face 5-15 minutes.  Then wash off.  I find its best when I can lay down and relax for these few minutes while the masque is on my face.

If you like, you may also add Aloe Vera, Vitamin E oil and essential oil (just a few drops for fragrance) for added benefits.  Experiment until you find your perfect recipe.

Taking time to relax while doing your face mask rejuvenates the mind & the body.

Kombucha Clay Masque

  • kaolin clay
  • fermented KT

Mix together the clay and KT until you’ve formed a paste.  Apply to the face and allow to dry.  Rinse & pat dry.



Place an entire culture directly on your face (no it will not suck your brains out!).  It will pull circulation to the face which regenerates skin cells.

The pH will create a mild acid peel which sloughs away dead skin and the cellulose structure creates nano-structures which help to fill in fine lines and wrinkles.

Keep a towel handy to catch the drips.  Laying prone will prevent the culture from slipping off.

You could store this same culture in a separate jar just for your facial regimen, otherwise compost after use – do NOT use cultures that have been on your face to brew Kombucha.

Facial Toner

  • fermented KT
  • essential oils

Combine fermented KT & a few drops of essential oil in a glass jar. Apply with a cotton ball. Store in a cool, dark location.

For best results, make small batches. Tightens skin and shrinks pores.

Adding a cup or two of KT to your bath not only softens the skin, but removes soap scum from the tub.

Hair Tonic

  • fermented KT
  • fresh herbs – rosemary, mint
  • To help control dandruff, add 1- 2 drops of tea tree oil (optional)

Add fresh herbs to a bottle or jar. Cover with well fermented KT (don’t want any sugar residue in your hair). Allow to sit for 3-5 days.

Use as the last rinse before leaving the shower. Squeeze excess from hair but allow it to remain in the hair.

The smell will quickly fade when it dries. Comb hair through to remove tangles. Leaves hair soft and shiny and prevents excess oil.

What I Use Daily:
Kombucha Soap

Ever since I discovered Rand Hill Naturals Kombucha Soap, I’ve been hooked.

It is the only soap that I use in my shower because not only does it get me squeaky clean but it rinses super clean without leaving any soap scum behind.

Plus it contains active Kombucha culture which leaves your skin soft and smooth without drying it out.

You can get your own Kombucha soap at the Kombucha Kamp store. Made with eco-friendly, organic ingredients.

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Responses to Try A Kombucha Spa Day – 5 Kombucha Beauty Recipes

  1. I keep reading about a homemade kombucha shampoo but have not been able to find the recipe. Does anyone have a shampoo recipe? My hair is really long so I would prefer not to have to experiment, except as a last resort. Thanks.

  2. This is all so new and amazing to me.
    I suppose I am older than anyone else here, but I will always search for people, for truth…
    Thank you from the depths of my heart for being, and giving.

  3. […] SCOBY HOTEL: You might want to house some spare scobys in their own “hotel”, in case the one you’re using goes south. (Like, gets black mold on it or something- definitely a bad sign.) The “Hotel” is just a gallon jar filled with kombucha; you add the older layers of scobys to it, and they’ll keep almost indefinitely. Eventually (every two to six months), the brew will collect an excess of yeasts- those brown tendril-like clumps floating around in the liquid. So, set the scobys aside and strain the liquid out of the jar, through cheesecloth, to catch the excess yeast. Clean the jar out well, as dead yeasts build up on the bottom of the jar. Then return the scobys to the clean jar, and fill it half with the strained kombucha, and half of some new sweet-tea brew. Good for another six months or so! (There are ideas for using extra scobys in spa applications- see this article from Kombucha Kamp.) […]

  4. Hi
    After using a Kombucha SCOBY on your face, would you keep it in a 1inch brew to use for next time, or keep it as is in no liquid? Does it need to be rinsed off before storing?

    “You could store this same culture in a separate jar just for your facial regimen, otherwise compost after use “

    • We always want to store the cultures in enough liquid to prevent total evaporation for the starter liquid is important for maintaining the integrity of the brew. The most important thing to remember is that you don’t want to use a face culture for brewing for sanitary reasons.

  5. Can you please explain the benefits of the Kombucha mask? I’m looking for facial fat recovery. Would it help with that?
    Thank you!

    • Kombucha applied topically benefits the skin and speeds healing of wounds while reducing inflammation. Might be nice and soothing while recovering from surgery. Let us know how it works for you!

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