Did you know that January is National Oatmeal Month? Yep, this oh so useful grain has it’s own month! We always have a huge container of oatmeal in the pantry and no, I do not buy those little flavored packets that try to pass as actual oatmeal. They are way too expensive and loaded with too much junk. I buy regular oatmeal in a huge container and it lasts for months…and only takes 3 minutes in the microwave to become breakfast. While oatmeal is an incredibly tasty breakfast cereal, it has a lot of other uses, too. If you are suffering from itchy, patchy spots and looking for dry skin remedies this month then oatmeal is the perfect solution. Fancy dry skin remedies at the store can cost a small fortune but the combination of oatmeal, healthy oils, milk and honey in this recipe will go a long way towards soothing your angry skin. This recipe is incredibly easy to make and has nothing artificial in it. It has a tendency to settle a bit upon sitting so grab a spoon to stir it up before you use it. Adjust the thickness of the scrub by adding more or less ground oatmeal. Also, since this is a natural remedy don’t plan on keeping it around for months at a time. I would suggest using it within a week or storing it in the refrigerator for longer periods of time. The recipe below will make about 4 cups of scrub.
Home Made Dry Skin Remedies: Oatmeal Scrub
- 2 cups regular oatmeal
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup salt
- ¾ cup goats milk
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup grape seed or olive oil
- 1 TBSP vitamin E oil
- 20 drops essential oil
- Grind the oatmeal in a blender or food processor until it is a fine powder
- Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
- Mix in the baking soda and salt
- Add goat’s milk and honey
- Add grape seed oil or olive oil.
- Use a wooden spoon to gently mix the items together.
- Add the vitamin E oil
- Add 20 drops of essential oils for scent or therapeutic properties. Tea tree oil or lavender oil work well but the choice is up to you!
- Stir well and pour into a wide mouth jar with a tight fitting lid.
- Use a palm full of the scrub in your shower to exfoliate your skin.