5.25.2011

edible facial scrub


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Been reading Organic Body Care Recipes. Loving the All-Purpose Scrub described on page 176. After using it daily for a week (face only), I'm convinced enough to make batches big enough to scrub elbows, knees & feet too. It is barefoot weather, after all.

Ingredients
  • .5 cup ground oatmeal
  • .25 cup almond meal
  • .25 sunflower seed meal
  • 1 tsp ground peppermint, spearmint or rosemary leaves
  • dash cinnamon (for fragrance)
  • Purified water (for oily skin), milk (for normal skin) or cream (for dry skin) 
To store
After dry ingredients are combined, storing in a Ziploc bag or lidded jar/tin would work. No need to refrigerate dry ingredients, but best results come when used within 6 months.

To mix for use
  • In small bowl, mix 1 Tbsp dry scrub mixture with enough water/milk/cream (see above) to form a spreadable paste. Allow to thicken for 1 min.
  • Using your fingers, massage scrub onto face & throat. Rinse.
  • Doubles as a facial mask if you leave it to dry on your face for 20 min before rinsing.

1 comment:

laursy lou said...

sweet i am gonna try this! i love new facial products.

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