This homemade Oat and Brown Sugar Scrub has excellent absorbent powers that works to remove oils and toxins from your skin. It stimulates the skin, revitalizes the complexion and tightens your pores.
- 2 Tbsp. ground oats
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. aloe vera
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
Mix all ingredients in a clean bowl until you have a smooth paste. Gently massage onto damp skin, and rinse off with warm water. You can triple the recipe for a fantastic smoothing body treatment.
Ground Oats: use rolled oats and a clean coffee grinder or blender to grind the flakes to a fine powder.
Did You Know…
Oatmeal is highly absorptive, hypoallergenic, and helps to soften skin. Oats have the best amino acid balance of all the cereal grains (amino acids work as water-binding agents in skin care products). Oats have also been clinically shown to help heal dry, itchy skin. Oat grains and straw appear in shampoos, dusting powders, moisturizers, and cleansing bars and more.
Aloe Vera – The juice of this plant helps reduce pain, gel from plant helps prevent infection and speeds healing of burns, drink helps reduce size of kidney stones.
Storage: This recipe is perishable and should be used right away.
Eleanor Athens is the founder of E aromachologic fragrance oils; scents created from pure essential oils and perfumer’s absolutes. Her interests in phyto- and aromatherapy led to the creation of a fragrance line that uses organic ingredients to enhance the well-being of the wearer. Website: http://aromachologic.com
From the Article: Oatmeal: Not just for breakfast anymore
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