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DIY – Oatmeal Face Scrub

DIY - Oatmeal Scrub

Once you have tried the gentle power of an oatmeal scrub, your skin never wants anything else again.

Even as long as 4000 years ago people knew about the skin soothing properties of oatmeal and it is still is one of the most used ingredients in natural skin care.

A homemade oatmeal facial scrub cleans gently, and you can be confident that it is free of chemicals and other irritating additives.

What to use

    • 1 cup oatmeal (not the instant kind) ground up in a food processor
    • 1 tbsp brown sugar (you can use white refined sugar if you don’t have brown sugar on hand)
    • 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil (my favorite, but you can substitute coconut or even olive oil)
    • 2 tbsp regular milk (no fat-free here, please!)
    • The whites of one egg (you can use the whole egg if you please)


The oatmeal really needs to be ground up finely to be useful in a scrub. I like to use a food processor for this.

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together. If the consistency isn’t spreadable, add a few more drops of oil.

To Use

Apply in a circular motion to face and neck. If you need more brown sugar, add it in. Your goal is to exfoliate the dead skin on your face.

Rinse with a warm washcloth.

Apply moisturizer to cleansed, scrubbed skin.

Posted in: Face, Tip Stop



Wow this sounds healthy.


His’n'hers home facials – sorted.

Sounds amazing and easy I am trying it today!


Can’t go wrong with oatmeal!


Oatmeal is awesome, I even use it when I wash my dogs, it definitely helps to moisturize their skin!

This sounds so good, I will try it thanks!

I love Oatmeal. I will be trying this out!

I love DIY this sounds delish.

I really like making my own scrubs! Oatmeal is a great go to


Wow wow wow! I’d forgotten about an oatmeal scrub, used to do it as a teen! will try later! You’re a gem Janelle!


I would never have thought of this!


Seems pretty messy.


I love the idea of adding in some sweet almond oil into the mix!

I need a spa day! Love this recipe.

I add tea sometimes esp. chamomile tea to calm my skin

I love DIY recipes, thanks so much!

I hear Oatmeal is really good for the face.

My wife loves DIY – I will pass it on to her to try.

Sounds good enough to eat!


Did this last night. worked a treat! thanks!


I am going to try that this weekend.

Nice idea, I tried it and it was great!

Love DIY, recently tried an avocado/coffee one.

Anything DIY does it for me. Will try!


I tried this last night and it was messy but awesome.


I keep meaning to try this out!

Anything I can make at home is good for me

I’ve tried an oatmeal scrub and I must say it is good.

Oatmeal is amazing, I wouldn’t mind having it on my face.


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