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How to: Make a DIY Oatmeal Face Scrub

DIY oatmeal face scrubLast week, we made a DIY moisturizing hand scrub, but what about exfoliating your face this winter? Oatmeal face scrub to the rescue!

Store-bought face scrubs aren’t always the best for your body or the planet. Even if you spring for an organic scrub, chances are it comes in a disposable, single-use plastic bottle. Rather than shell out the big bucks for something that’s not totally in line with your feelgood beauty routine, why not whip up your very own homemade oatmeal face scrub instead? Here’s how.

  1. In a small Mason jar, combine 1/4 cup quick-cook oatmeal with 2 teaspoons of agave nectar or honey. Stir well to combine. If you don’t buy the quick cook kind of oats, you can run rolled oats through the food processor briefly to break them up a bit. You’re not going for a flour here – you want pretty big chunks of oats.
  2. Add 10 drops of your favorite antiseptic essential oils (like lavender, tea tree, oregano, or geranium). You can combine oils for custom scents or use 10 drops of one sort.
  3. Stir well to totally combine.

Next time you wash your face, massage a bit of the scrub gently onto your skin in a circular motion with a damp wash cloth. Rinse off well, and you’re good to go!

Do you guys make any of your own beauty products? I’d love to hear your recipes in the comments!

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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