Monday, August 4, 2014
Oat Flour Face Scrub
I had just made a bunch of other products for my daily/weekly beauty routines and was running through the ingredients I had in my cupboards. I remembered that I had a bunch of oat flour leftover from some homemade protein bars that I had been making for W. What could I do with some oat flour. I took to the internet and discovered that oat flour makes for a great facial scrub. The oat flour is gentle enough for your face as a scrub.
The original recipes that I had found either used honey or yogurt but I didn't have either of those ingredients in the cupboards. I did however have agave nectar. Which I use as a substitute for honey. Agave nectar is great for the skin. It is suppose to help with anti-aging when applied to the skin.
Here is the exact recipe that I made:
4 tbs agave syrup
8 tbs ground rolled oats
3-4 tsp Green Tea
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (optional: if removed use 4 tsp GT)
With all of the ingredients mixed together this mixture becomes a kind of squishy dough like texture. You don't need a lot to get the job done, two dime size chunks work just fine. Apply to your face in a circular motion and then let it sit on the skin for about ten minutes. This gives your skin a little time to get what it can from all of the ingredients. Rinse with a wet washcloth and you are good to go.
I have been using this scrub for a few days now and my skin feels much smoother than it use to. The oat flour is gentle enough for skin for everyday use which helps to remove the dirt, grim, and dead skin that can build up over the day. I like to apply a little coconut oil post scrub to give my skin the moisture that it constantly craves.
I recipe that I used makes quite a bit so I keep it in a small mason jar in my fridge. I also left it in easy measurements so if you don't want a lot your can cut the recipe in half without having to do a lot of thinking. Not sure what the shelf life is on this if left out. I like to get as much out of something as I can so I don't want to chance it and have it go bad on me, thus the reason I keep it in the fridge.
Raid your kitchen and the internet and see what beauty products you can mix up in your own kitchen.