I’ve been using this simple Oatmeal Cleansing Scrub for years, and I love the results! This very simple recipe comes from Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles. It’s a very gentle scrub that leaves your skin smooth and soft. It’s also very easy to make and you can store it for months, which makes a great natural treatment to take traveling because it’s dry and doesn’t need to be refrigerated like other fresh treatments. I always take this oatmeal scrub for everyday use and a container of baking soda for my weekly Baking Soda Exfoliation.
You can use a blender or food processor to make this scrub, or you can buy oat flour for the most gentle cleansing scrub.
What to do:
Place 1 cup oatmeal in a mini food processor and pulse until fine with some small pieces of oats. This recipe makes enough for about 16 treatments.
How to use:
Take 1-2 Teaspoons for your face or 1 Tablespoon for your face and neck area. Mix the ground oatmeal with just enough water to form a paste. At this point, you can add an optional small drizzle (less than 1 Teaspoon) of honey for it’s extra moisturizing and antibacterial properties.
Using your fingers, gently massage the oatmeal mixture into your face and neck area using your ring finger lightly on the skin around the eye area. Rinse and moisturize for the day/night.
This oatmeal cleanser is a great everyday option instead of soap. My face has been soap free for 5 years now and my skin just keeps getting healthier. If you’re going to be using this oatmeal cleanser more than twice a week, make sure the oats are ground really fine, or buy oat flour.Print
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup oat flour
- optional honey
- If you’re using the oatmeal, process in a blender or food processor until it’s finely powdered with a few small pieces.
- To use, mix together 1 Tablespoon with just enough water to make a paste.
- I sometimes add a very small amount of honey, (less than a teaspoon) to the oatmeal paste for added benefits.
- Gently massage the oatmeal mixture into your face and neck area.
- Rinse and moisturize for the day/night.