The primary benefit of a honey scrub is how well it exfoliates skin. Even ancient Egyptians exfoliated with edible items, removing dead skin and making their skin smoother. The benefits of using honey are still being explored, but research suggests honey is soothing to the skin and can speed the healing of some wounds. In addition, facial scrubs can be made at home, eliminating the need to purchase expensive beauty products. A lot of honey scrubs are also all natural, which can be very beneficial to people with sensitive skin.