the mad herbalist: oatmeal exfoliant

Now, this is a bit embarrassing to post pictures of, but it’s kinda fun too, so…

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The oatmeal mask! Tada! An excellent exfoliant and basic mask for just about any skin type. It’s basically oatmeal; oats and milk, smeared on one’s face. Yum?

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The oats need to be ground before using, otherwise they’ll be too big. And I would wear something you don’t mind getting oatmeal-ey.

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Anyway, it felt great, believe it or not, and was super easy. Just messy, so I did it in the kitchen over a bowl.

Note that I have very very sensitive skin, and this wasn’t irritating at all. So if you’re looking for a nice, gentle exfoliant, this might be just the one.

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(Man it was a mess…)

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10 thoughts on “the mad herbalist: oatmeal exfoliant

  1. Oh, I’ve done the oatmeal mask before, but would never be brave enough to post it online…. you go girl!

    The oatmeal really gets messy, but I really liked the way it made my skin feel, I’ve got sensitive skin too!

    • Thanks! If you’ve never done a mask, I would say this is the best place to start. It’s incredibly simple; and the ingredients are right at home! :D

  2. Oatmeal makes a wonderful mask or daily cleanser, but you are right it can get very messy! I think it is worth it though because it makes your skin so soft!

  3. So, I’m new here, but is there a recipe posted for this delicious/exfoliating concoction, or is it more about just the experience of it? :) Cuz I’d love to try, but I have very little knowledge of face masks and things like that…so if there is a recipe somewhere, I’d love to see it!

    • I’m glad you stopped by! I got the recipe from the book I mention in a previous post, but it’s super simple. Literally just ground oats and milk. Generally I don’t post recipes from books, but this is a pretty universal idea. Give it a try!

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