Black-Eyed Pea Cleanser Recipe

Give the gift of good luck to yourself or a loved one with a nutrient-rich black-eyed pea cleanser for dry skin.

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In the southern U.S., black-eyed peas are thought to bring luck in the new year. They’re high in protein, iron, and B vitamins. Finely ground, they make a gentle cleanser that’s perfect for all skin types. Or, you can try other dried beans in this recipe, such as pink adzuki beans, red kidney beans, or black beans. Gift this cleanser by attaching a label for good luck in the new year and a glowing complexion. Yield: 4 ounces.


  • 1/2 cup dried black-eyed peas


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spread out the peas on a cookie sheet or baking pan, and bake them for 5 minutes to remove any moisture. Don’t overbake them.
  3. Let the peas cool completely.
  4. Place the peas in a clean coffee or spice grinder, and grind to a fine powder.
  5. Sift the ground peas with a flour sifter, and discard any pieces that remain in the sifter.

To use: Mix the black-eyed pea powder with a little warm water in the palm of your hand to create a smooth cleansing cream. Massage the cream over your face, rinse with warm water, and pat dry. Store any leftover cleanser in a clean, dry container.

Follow up with a toner if you wish.

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