Oatmeal Scrub
Homemade natural skin care

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

The ingredients used in these oatmeal scrub recipes are time proven and truly natural; they are taken from fresh products which have specific scrubbing and exfoliating qualities, they use only the REAL thing


And everyone, and that includes you, can enjoy a satisfying natural spa experience right there in your own home with these oatmeal scrubs. It's all made clear; these scrub recipes are as simple as ABC, affordable or downright cheap and you probably have the ingredients already somewhere in your kitchen cabinets




We have the recipe you bring the energy

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Why an oatmeal scrub
what are the 
benefits of oatmeal for my skin?

Where to begin? Besides the fact that the grainy substance makes oatmeal a good scrub already, oats also absorb and remove surface dirt and impurities, they deep cleanse your pores, they scrub, as told, and gently exfoliate, and finally hydrate and soften your skin

For many people a simple oatmeal scrub or mask has also been a natural and effective way to treat many skin conditions, like oily or dry skin, acne, zits, blemishes, sunburn, razor burns, and even chicken pox. It has even been clinically proven to heal dry, itchy skin; and its gentle nature makes oatmeal also perfect for sensitive skin


In short an oatmeal scrub will leave your skin looking and feeling clean, soothed, soft, hydrated, silky smooth…just like you now but then with a new skin

But most important, all this with 1 simple natural ingredient; no unnatural or harmful chemicals, no vague ingredients, no designer price tags…you are in control



Some useful tips

Before applying an oatmeal scrub clean your skin with lukewarm to warm water or a warm, damp washcloth

Even better is to take a hot shower or a steam bath to clean and open up your pores. For some useful steam bath tips click the link






Homemade natural skin care
Oatmeal scrub recipes

We gathered some pretty loaded oatmeal scrub recipes here for you. These should keep you occupied and scrubbing for a while ;-)

They not only remove the upper layer of dead skin cells, but also make room for the other ingredients in the recipe to immediately penetrate your skin, nourishing, hydrating, soothing and smoothing it out

For these scrub recipes you can grind rolled oats to flour in a food processor or coffee grinder for best results. You can also use unflavored and unsweetened instant oatmeal (although the natural skin care purists don't agree on using instant stuff!)

Another way is to cook some oatmeal or organic rolled oats as described on the package; if you do this, allow the oatmeal to cool slightly after cooking


Enjoy making and applying these homemade natural skin care recipes all by yourself or with friends


It's now official home spa pampering time!Gather the ingredients, invite some friends over, turn off your phone, turn on your favorite music, pour that drink you love, shift your mind to the good things in life, put on a smile and most importantly:


Think positive, happy thoughts and relax...

this is actually half the secret of these recipes!




Enjoy and have FUN!



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Basic Oatmeal scrub


The simplest and most effective scrub recipe; will make your skin feel, soothed and silky soft


What do you need:

  • Oatmeal
  • Warm water


How to do it:

Put some oatmeal in a bowl and add enough warm water to make a paste

Gently rub and exfoliate in circular motions from top to toe, be careful around the eye area

Let it stay on for about 10-15 minutes; then rinse it off with lukewarm water and end with a splash of cold. Pat your skin dry with a towel; tone and moisturize


That was totally easy, right? That’s what we think anyway. It almost doesn’t come any easier than this


Tip: You could also try this with whole milk and oatmeal. The milk will soothe and clean your exfoliated skin even more





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Grapefruit & Oatmeal scrub


The citrus in this scrub recipe stimulates, tones and helps the oatmeal to exfoliate


What do you need:

  • 1 fresh Grapefruit
  • 2 tablespoons Oatmeal


How to do it:

Squeeze the juice and pulp out of the grapefruit; mix these together with the oatmeal until you have a smooth paste (you might want to add either some extra oatmeal or juice to get the consistency you need)

Gently scrub your body and face for a few minutes, massaging it in circular motions. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water, end with a splash of cold. Pat your skin with a towel; tone and moisturize


Tip: Exfoliating is easy using our peeling recipes





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Baking soda & Oatmeal scrub


The baking soda in this scrub gives the oatmeal sort of a kick in the butt and boosts the exfoliating and soothes your skin to a level you thought impossible


What do you need:

  • 2 heaping tablespoons Oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda


How to do it:

Mix the oatmeal and baking soda and add enough water to make a sticky paste. Double the ingredients if you need more

Gently scrub your face and body in circular motions, massaging it onto your skin

Then rinse it off with lukewarm water, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin; tone and moisturize





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Almonds, Apple cider vinegar, Honey & Oatmeal scrub


The honey in this scrub is a natural humectants, it will attract moisture and keep it where it belongs: under your skin The apple cider vinegar closes your pores and preserves or restores the skin's natural acidity (pH balance). Vinegar keeps both oily and dry complexions soft and fresh


What do you need:

  • 8 tablespoons Oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon Apple cider Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dark organic Honey
  • 2 teaspoon finely ground Almonds


How to do it:

Warm up the honey until it becomes runny (not too hot!) by putting it in a small glass or metal bowl which is immersed in hot water (or a few seconds in the microwave)

Mix all the ingredients until you have a smooth paste. (Add more of 1 of the ingredients to get the consistency you need)

Rub this in a circular motion onto your body and face and gently massage to exfoliate. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse it off with alternately cold and warm water, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin with a towel; tone and moisturize

Tip: For a silky smooth skin try our honey facial masks





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Cucumber, Yogurt, Jojoba, Almond oil & Oatmeal scrub


Super soothing, exfoliating, cleansing, moisturizing, that’s the shortest we can describe this scrub


What do you need:

  • 1/4 peeled medium Cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons Plain unflavored Yogurt, with active cultures
  • 2 tablespoons Oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon Jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon sweet Almond oil


How to do it:

Cut the peeled cucumber in parts and whizz them in a food processoruntil it is totally liquefied. Mix in the rest of the ingredients to make a smooth paste

Rub in circular motion onto your body and face, gently massage to exfoliate. Rinse it off with alternately cold and warm water, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally tone and moisturize


Tip: Super soothing are also our oatmeal mask recipes





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Avocado, Almonds & Oatmeal scrub


After using this avocado based scrub your skin will feel smooth, nourished, supple, soft and hydrated as never before


What do you need:

  • 1 cup Oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground Almonds
  • 1 peeled ripe Avocado


How to do it:

Mix the oatmeal and grounded almonds and set them apart. Mash the peeled avocado to a pulp (without the pit of course.) Put on a clean wash cloth and grab some of the avocado pulp. Then dip this in the oatmeal, almond mix

Now gently rub and massage it onto your skin and face to exfoliate; take another scoop if necessary

Rinse it off with alternately cold and warm water, end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally tone and moisturize

Tip: Looking for more nourishing masks? Try our avocado masks





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Cream cheese, Lemon juice & Oatmeal scrub


The lactic acid in the cream cheese cleans and tones your skin


What do you need:

  • 2 heaping tablespoons Oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon Cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Lemon juice


How to do it:

Mix all the ingredients until you have the consistency you need, should be a creamy paste

Gently apply it to your skin and face, massage and scrub in circular motions to exfoliate. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Then wash it off with alternately warm and cold water; end with a splash of cold. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally tone and moisturize


Tip: Find more homemade toners on our facial toner page





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Orange peels, Almonds & Oatmeal scrub


A fresh smelling and skin rejuvenating scrub

What do you need:

  • 1 cup dried Orange peels
  • 1 cup Oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoon finely ground Almonds
  • 1 teaspoon sweet Orange essential oil


How to do it:

Put all the ingredients in a food processor and mix them well Take some of this mix in your hand and add some warm water to make a paste

Rub it onto your clean skin and gently massage to exfoliate in circular motions. Then wash it off with alternately cold and warm water and end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally tone and moisturize


Tip: Fighting time? Get some leverage with our anti aging masks





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Cornstarch, Almond, Lavender, Chamomile & Oatmeal scrub


A relaxing and soothing body scrub


What do you need:

  • 1/4 cup Almonds
  • 4 tablespoons Oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons Lavender essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon crushed dried Chamomile flowers


How to do it:

Put all the ingredients in a food processor and mash and blend them well

Take half a tablespoon of this mixture in your hand and add enough water to make a paste

Gently rub and massage it onto your damp, moist skin in circular motions to exfoliate. Wash it off with warm water and a warm, damp wash cloth; end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally tone and moisturize

You can keep this in a sealed jar





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Cranberries, Brown sugar, Coconut, Almond, Olive oil & Oatmeal scrub


Cranberries are crammed with all that’s good for your skin. In this scrub recipe they help to exfoliate, clean your pores, nourish and help moisturizing

The coconut oil is one of the easiest most effective and least greasy moisturizers


What do you need:

  • 1/2 cup Cranberries
  • 4 tablespoons Oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sweet Almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar


How to do it:

Put all the ingredients in a food processor and mash and blend them well

Gently rub and massage it onto your damp, moist skin in circular motions to exfoliate. Wash it off with warm water and a warm, damp wash cloth; end with a splash of cold; pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Finally tone and moisturize




Some words of Caution

A lot of fruits contain citric acid. Lemon, lime and orange (juice) in specific. When you use them in a skin treatment always be careful with how much you use. Too much can cause acid burns. Also if you have sensitive skin be extra aware with these ingredients

Same goes for all essential oils, this is really powerful stuff; be very careful what and how much you use

Because you can never be too careful when it comes to your skin, always do a patch test on a small piece of skin (e.g. behind the ear) to see how your skin reacts to separate ingredients



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If after these oatmeal scrub recipes you're looking for more scrub recipes, you might want to visit some of our other scrub, peel and cleanser pages:





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