Monday, April 18, 2011

O is for Oatmeal Mask

oatmealIn this simple spa recipe the oatmeal softens and soothes, while the egg acts as an astringent, tightening without stripping oils. It’s especially nice for combination skin. If you don’t happen to have any oatmeal powder on hand you can use baby oatmeal (look for it in the baby food aisle) or powder your own oatmeal in an electric coffee mill or food processor.

Simple Oatmeal Mask

  • 1 Tablespoon oatmeal powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 2-3 drops lemon, lavender or orange oil (optional)

Mix ingredients into a paste. Adjust the consistency to your preference with a few drops of water or a pinch more oatmeal and spread evenly on your face. Allow to dry for 20-30 minutes. Rinse off.

There are all sorts of simple handmade toiletries you can make from items commonly found in your kitchen. Look for more recipes like this on Hearth Cricket in the next few months.



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  1. I'm going to try face could use some softening and soothing!! I also choose oatmeal for my "O" post!! Found you from the A-Z Challenge, I’m now following you on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog!

  2. Sounds like a great mask. I might try it. :-)

  3. I have extremely oily skin & have developed an allergy to soap! the last few years---I use a daily face scrub of white cane sugar with a little water to make a paste---sounds hard core and I wouldn't recommend this for someone with dry skin---but it works for me & I don't break out---