I made the Oatmeal mixture for gift giving, and the feedback to me was very positive. It left the skin, softer, smoother and worked better than any commercial product they have ever used. If you do give as gifts, fill decorative jars, label with a list of the ingredients and how to use. These are quick and fun to make for any occasion, including Mother's Day and Christmas. Either as a single gift or a gift basket of other homemade beauty products.
1/4 C. Old Fashioned Oats (Oatmeal-ground fine)
1/4 C. Old Fashioned Oats (Oatmeal ground to medium fine)
1 Cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (see note below)*
1/2 C. Lavender or Rosemary Sugar (see link below)*
2 T. Grapeseed oil (Optional)
Grind half of the Old Fashioned Oats until fine; grind the other half to a medium grind leaving a bit of texture. A coffee grinder, mini food chopper, or blender will work for this. Mix together the prepared oats, coconut oil, and fragrant sugar. If you want a thinner mixture add grape seed oil a little at a time to the consistency you prefer. If you want a thick mixture omit the grapeseed oil. Mix thoroughly and store in a mason jar with a tight fitting lid or other container with a tight fitting lid. Store in the refrigerator between uses.
Note: Refer to the link below to grind your own oats.
To use. Moistened the skin with a little warm water. Scoop out a tablespoon of the Oat mixture into your palm, add a little water and gently rub the oatmeal mixture on the skin evenly. Allow to sit on the skin 5 minutes, then rinse off with fresh warm water. Pat the skin dry with a soft towel. You will immediately notice the skin is smooth and soft. Follow with your favorite skin lotion or a teaspoon of Coconut oil to retain the moisture and protect the skin after exfoliating.
Tip: Add herbal infused honey to the mixture for a soothing and smoothing effect. (See link below for Herbal infused Honey)
Note: According to information on coconut oil, the *Virgin* oil is mildly heat-pressed to extract the oils, leaving some of the pulp and most of the nutritional benefits, which will serve to nourish and exfoliate along with the oatmeal and sugar.
Note: You can use plain white cane sugar or brown sugar instead of the fragrant sugars if desired. Brown sugar works best for exfoliating. If you would rather not make the flavored sugars, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to the oats mixture if preferred.
Precaution: If you have allergies to any of the herbs, coconut oil or oats, either consult your medical care provider or avoid using. If you make overnight oatmeal and store in jars in the refrigerator make sure you label your exfoliator so it is not mistaken for your breakfast food.
To make your own Lavender, Vanilla-Lavender, Vanilla or Rosemary Sugar, refer to the links below:
Vanilla Lavender Sugar
Herbal Infused Honey:
Ground Oat Flour:
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