Exfoliating Cleansing Scrub

Exfoliating Cleansing Scrub

Exfoliating Cleansing Scrub

Oat flakes
Kaolin clay

You can start with a base of powdered oat flakes

(what we commonly call oatmeal) and kaolin clay.

Add one or more abrasives such as rice flour (which

has a very finely gritty feel), almond meal (medium

feel), commeal (coarse feel). Add honey for its

softening and moisturizing effect.

Bind all ingredients with a liquid like yogurt (best

choice), herbal water, floral water, or plain water.

Optional ingredients include aloe gel, olive oil or

dried powdered kelp. Amounts can vary. Use roughly

equal amounts of powdered oat flakes, kaolin clay,

brown rice flour, and honey and add yogurt until you

achieve a paste that is easily applied to your skin — too

wet and it will run off, too dry and it doesn’t spread

readily. Stored in the refrigerator, the cleanser can keep one week.

As a basic, keep ajar of powdered oat flakes, kaolin clay, and brown rice flour in your bathroom and mix a

little in the palm of your hand with water just before using. You can make this scrub with cornmeal (instead of rice flour) and use on your entire body, and then apply body oil right afterwards. The oil is quickly absorbed and your skin will feel marvellous.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: