Thursday, February 25, 2016

Honey And Oatmeal Facial Scrub


Honey and Oatmeal Facial Scrub

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of oatmeal
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp nutmeg
15 drops Lavender essential oil
15 drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree) essential oil
1 tsp dried lavender (optional)

Directions:

  • Blend the oatmeal to break it up a bit. Don't make it powdery, just break it up a tiny bit.
  • Transfer oatmeal into a small bowl. 
  • Add remaining ingredients. Feel free to add dried lavender if you have it, but it is completely optional. 
  • Stir to combine all ingredients. It will be a bit crumbly. Add more honey to mixture if necessary to combine.
  • Transfer the scrub to a small glass container with a lid.
  • Use this scrub as you would any other facial scrub/cleanser. Apply olive oil or other moisturizer as needed.  One batch should last 2 weeks, if used daily.


Here’s why it works:

  • Honey can control and reduce breakouts, it has great moisturizing properties and has antiseptic qualities that can reduce scars and encourage wound healing. 
  • In addition to being a great exfoliate, oatmeal is packed full of healing amino acids, and it’s hypoallergenic and moisturizing. 
  • Nutmeg has incredible astringent, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an awesome choice for people with acne-prone skin.
  • Lavender essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-fungal properties, soothing agitated or broken out skin.  It also has a calming, pleasant scent.
  • Melaleuca Oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, and immune stimulant properties that help heal and prevent acne and blemishes. 


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