May 30, 2011

Earthly Delights Monday -Featuring Ingredients That Make Handmade Soap Special- Oats + Easy Oatmeal/Yogurt Facial Recipe

Externally – 

Oatmeal contains complex carbohydrates that when mixed with water form the colloidal part of oatmeal that softens, soothes and nourishes your skin.

Oats contain healthy fats that stay behind to repair and add moisture to your skin.

Oats help strengthen your skin’s defense against pollutants.

Oats contain Saponins (a natural foaming agent found in many plants.) that help remove dirt from pores.

Oats are a great exfoliator due to their slightly rough texture. Exfoliation= removal of dead skin cells from the skin’s outer surface.

Oatmeal/Yogurt Facial Mask

½ cup ground oatmeal – I grind mine up in a clean spice mill/coffee grinder
¼ plain yogurt or buttermilk
2 Tbs. of honey

Combine yogurt and honey with ground oatmeal to form a smooth paste. Gently pat mixture onto face and neck(leaving areas around eyes free of mixture) – let sit for 15 or so minutes and then rinse gently with warm water.


Ann Stoermer said...

That looks so yummy! You can put it on your face and eat a little after! ;) I think I may give that a try. I am always looking for new things to try on my difficult skin.

Tara said...

I love adding oatmeal to my soaps.

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

Hi ladies,oats are by far one of my favorite "earthly delights" along with honey.Oats and honey just make our skin feel fabulous!

@ Ann - so nice to see you around.Loved that rose soap-beautiful!

@ Tara - hey girl how are the markets/craft shows coming along? Are you hanging in there? Are you still able to do a few with the boys out of school? Thanks for stopping by my friend.