Remove dry, flaky skin with this gentle, soothing oatmeal body scrub recipe. Oatmeal and almonds nourish as they exfoliate. Geranium and palmarosa essential oils smooth skin through restoring moisture levels. Chamomile promotes youthful looking skin by calming irritation.
Especially good for dry, mature or sensitive, irritated skin.
This homemade body scrub takes two steps: you pre-mix and store the grains, then add the carrier oil at the last minute.
1/4 cup (45g) Cornmeal
1/4 cup (30g) Rolled Oats, ground fine
1/4 cup (30g) Almonds, ground fine
1 tablespoon (15ml) Sweet Almond oil
9 drops Palmarosa essential oil
2 drops Geranium essential oil
2 drops Chamomile essential oil
You'll find cornmeal, oats and almonds at your local supermarket.
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You could also make your own body scrub with a refreshing salt scrub recipe, or try a yummy-sweet brown sugar scrub...Mmmmm!
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