Homemade Body Scrub Recipe
Make your own body scrub with oats, yogurt and honey to nourish and soothe sensitive & problem skin
Remove dry, flaky skin with this gentle, soothing homemade body scrub recipe.
Oatmeal, yogurt and wheat bran nourish as they exfoliate, while lavender, chamomile and rose calm irritation.
Honey attracts moisture to the skin and also acts as an anti-irritant and general healer.
Especially good for sensitive, irritated or problem skin.
This oatmeal body scrub takes two steps: you pre-mix and store the grains and essential oils,
then add the yogurt, honey and oil at the last minute.
Homemade Body Scrub Recipe
1/4 cup (30g) Rolled Oats, ground fine
1/4 cup (15g) Wheat Bran
1 tablespoon (15ml) Sweet Almond oil
1 tablespoon (15ml) Honey
1/2 cup (125ml) full fat Yogurt
8 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Palmarosa essential oil
2 drops Rose essential oil
2 drops Chamomile essential oil
- Grind the oats to a fine texture using a coffee grinder.
(Make sure it's well cleaned first so your homemade body scrub doesn't end up smelling like coffee.)
- Using a metal spoon, stir the oats and wheat bran together in a glass or ceramic bowl
(or even the jar you intend to keep it in - remember to use
dark glass or PET plastic.)
- Drop in the essential oils, placing each drop in its own little spot on top of the oatmeal body scrub mixture.
Stir until thoroughly mixed. Store in a cool, dark location until you're ready to give yourself a body scrub treatment.
- When you're ready to use your home made body scrub, stir together the yogurt, honey
and sweet almond oil in a medium-sized bowl. Add all of the oatmeal mixture and stir well to combine.
- To use, take a quick, warm shower
to wet your skin.
Standing in the bathtub, massage the homemade body scrub into your skin
using gentle circular motions until your skin is rosy from the increased
- Rinse off under the shower, towel dry and moisturize.
If you're allergic to ragweed, replace the chamomile essential oil with 3 drops lavender.
Do not use aromatherapy bodyscrub recipes on broken or very irritated skin, and avoid your face and genitals.
Buying Homemade Body Scrub Ingredients
You'll find oats, honey, yogurt and wheat bran at your local supermarket.
I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs
for other ingredients. Here's some quick links to the stuff you'll need for this homemade body scrub recipe.
I found a lovely company called
Just Natural Organic Care that makes organic skin care products, including a nice line of face and body scrubs. Check these out...
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Here's a few more healing body scrub recipes, including a yummy-sweet brown sugar scrub...Mmmmm!
Citrus-Peppermint Salt Scrub
Brown Sugar Body Scrub
Oatmeal Body Scrub
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Facial Scrub Recipes
Foot Scrub Recipes
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