Oatmeal is great for all skin types, especially skin that may be irritated or sensitive.  It’s soothing and works well as a gentle exfoliant – a perfect addition to a gentle face scrub recipe.


-1 cup ground oatmeal (you can make this at home by adding oats to a blender or food processor and processing until you have a fine flour-like mixture)

-1 teaspoon ground dried rosemary

-A dash of ground cinnamon (optional)

-Purified water (for oily skin), milk (for normal skin), or cream (for dry skin)

-In a small bowl blend dry ingredients together until thoroughly blended.  Store in a glass jar or other storage container with a tight fitting lid until ready to use.  You don’t have to refrigerate, but make sure to label your mix and keep it away from extreme heat or light – it should last approximately 6 months.

-When ready to use, simply measure approximately 1 to 3 teaspoons into a small glass bowl.  Add the appropriate liquid for your skin type a few drops at a time until you have a spreadable paste-like consistency; let mixture sit a minute to thicken.

-Gently apply scrub to face and neck; rinse with warm water.  Follow with your favorite natural moisturizer.  You may also use this recipe as a mask (leave it on and let dry for 20 minutes), or mix up enough to use as an all over body scrub.