DIY: Homemade Oatmeal Honey Scrub For Softer Skin April 7, 2015

Perfect skin needs no makeup—do you agree? Even if you are blessed with gorgeous skin, once you enter your 20s, you need to nourish it to maintain its natural charm. I am a huge fan of naturopathy, especially when it comes to my skin and hair. Natural skincare products and DIYs with kitchen essentials can prove to be the best food for your skin.

What Are We Up For?

I am going to share with you a DIY oatmeal honey face scrub, which always works for my skin. Added advantage is that it smells great and leaves your skin beautifully clean.

What Do We Need for Oatmeal Honey Scrub?

  • Oats
  • Honey
  • Pure almond oil
  • Rose water 

Oatmeal Honey Scrub Recipe

Step 1:

First thing we need is a clean bowl in which we will pour our ingredients and a spoon to mix it all up.

Step 2:

Next, we’ll use our main ingredient, our magic ingredient—Oatmeal—and put the required quantity in the bowl. Why magic? Try it and you’ll know!

Step 3:

If you are wondering about the quantity of oatmeal needed for this scrub, I have taken around 1/4th or 1/5th of the bowl and this quantity will serve to exfoliate my entire face and neck area and the back of my hands as well. You may add in more quantity if you wish to pamper your arms and feet too.

Step 4:

For this quantity of oats, we will add I teaspoon of honey. I am using honey from Patanjali brand which I happen to trust a little more than other Indian brands when it comes to honey. If you find organic honey in your locality, that’d always be the best option.

Step 5:

Mix the two ingredients.

Step 6:

Here comes the third hero of this mixture- almond oil. I love almond oil for my normal to dry skin; if nothing else, I apply it directly on my face sometimes and results are very appreciable. My bottle of almond oil is again from the same brand- Patanjali.

[ Read: Homemade Scrubs For Dry Skin ]

Step 7:

Add few drops of it into the mixture. By few drops I mean roughly 1/3rd of a teaspoon. Do not add less or more of it, since more will make the mixture oily and less of it will not yield the required results.

[ Read: Homemade Scrubs For Oily Skin ]

Step 8:

Mix the three ingredients. The reason why we are mixing at each step and not together at the end is because the ingredients are sticky and it would mess up if we mix them together at the end.

Step 9:

You can see that the mixture is a bit thick and it would not be feasible to apply and rub it on the face as it is. So, we’ll be adding a little bit of rose water to the mixture. Add just the amount necessary to bring it to a paste like consistency.

Step 10:

And…Mix the ingredients together again. I promise this is the last time you need to mix this home made scrub!

Step 11:

Wait for 5-10 minutes before applying it onto your skin. This is because the oats will become a bit softer by this time and will feel better on application.

That is how oatmeal honey scrub appears when I apply it on my hands. Looks promising, doesn’t it?

How to Apply this Oatmeal and Honey Scrub?

Exfoliate your face with this scrub and leave the mixture as it is for 15 minutes. After the said time, take some water in your hands, scrub the mixture off and splash water on your face.

What to Expect?

With this homemade scrub, you will definitely have a cleaner, smoother, fairer (because of the cleaning action), softer skin. And that’s not all! Your skin will also have a natural glow some time after application. These are not empty words. I have experienced the wonderful effects of the oatmeal scrub first hand and can vouch for its magic like qualities. You will also love the fragrance that oats and honey bring together, I am sure! Try it and let me know.

[ Read: Homemade Face Packs with Honey ]

Have you ever tried a home made scrub? What ingredients did you use? Share your tips with us in the comments section below.

Until next time, take care!