12/10/12

Lavender Oatmeal Facial Scrub

Everyone knows that oatmeal is a heart-healthy food, but did you know it's good for your skin too? Colloidal oatmeal, or fine, powdered oats moisturizes, helps relieve itching, and soothes irritated skin. When my poor husband got a severe case of poison oak, the doctor had him soak in oatmeal baths to help relieve the painful rash. Oatmeal also has excellent exfoliation properties. It gently helps scrape away dead and dry skin cells from your body. Dead skin cells increase the appearance of fine lines, so exfoliating regularly will help your skin stay healthier and help you look younger.
This easy to make facial scrub also utilizes the many benefits of lavender. Lavender is well known for it's relaxing properties, but it also has many other desirable characteristics. It has long been used for a multitude of reasons. It's calming aroma is a perfect way to unwind at the end of a long day.

Lavender Oatmeal Scrub:
1/2 Cup Oatmeal 
Using a food processor, pulse until a fine-ground texture is achieved.
Stir in 7-10 drops of therapeutic-grade lavender essential oil
Package this in a pretty jar for an inexpensive and thoughtful gift, or enjoy using it yourself!

To use, take about a tablespoon full of the mix and place it in the palm of your hand. Add enough water to create a paste. Apply the paste to your skin in a gentle circular motion, paying particular attention to your T-zone (The area around your nose and your forehead). Use even pressure and avoid over-scrubbing. Allow the scrub to dry on your skin for a few minutes, then rinse well.

This scrub is also effective when used to exfoliate and soften the skin on the elbows, knees, and the bottoms of your feet. Enjoy!


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12 comments:

  1. This would be so great on my feet before bed. I love doTERRA lavender oil for helping relax and I know it is amazing on the skin as well. Can't wait to try. Thanks!

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    1. Great idea to use it as a soothing foot scrub before bed! I hope you enjoy it!

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  2. Love this and have everything on hand to make this! Thanks for bringing it to Super Sunday Link Party at Who Needs A Cape? Be sure to stop back again this Sunday for more linky fun!

    SherryO @ WhoNeedsACape.com
    Not Your Average Super Moms!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And thank you for hosting Super Sunday Link Party! I'll be back for sure!

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  3. Oooh, I love the smell of lavendar! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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    1. You're so welcome! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  4. Lavendar smells so good! I'll have to try this soon! Thanks for linking up with us at the Homeacre Hop!
    Mary :)
    www.homegrownonthehill.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Mary! I hope you give it a try. Thanks for hosting a great blog party!

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  5. Hi, I just wanted to drop by and let you know your post will be featured at the HomeAcre Hop tomorrow!
    Sandra
    http://www.mittenstatesheepandwool.com

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    1. I am honored! Thank you so much! Can't wait to go over and see it on your blog!

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  6. I am absolutely making this, thank you Xx

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  7. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! Thanks for stopping by!

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