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.
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
You'll find oats, honey, yogurt and wheat bran at your local supermarket.
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Please remember - you get what you pay for, especially with essential oils. If a bottle of oil only costs a couple of dollars, it's only going to be worth a couple of dollars. There are no laws enforcing purity so you have to trust the supplier. Buy the best oils you can afford.
Here's how I think of it... For budget, choose Mountain Rose. For quality, choose doTerra. For variety, choose Amazon.
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