*This gentle yet effective formula features whole oats and three different herbal flowers to exfoliate while healing and nourishing. Allowing underlying skin to soften, appear brighter, and feel soothed and protected.
When I think of Oatmeal, I picture my Grandmom's kitchen and a big bowl of warm yumminess, the smell of unconditional love, and that deep feeling of "home," safety, and calm. For eons, mamas and grandmamas have also used raw Oatmeal to soak and deliver miserable babes from all manners of itchy irritated skin. I developed the Oatmeal Facial Scrub for my teenaged son using the same magic grain and that same deep love.
My son was struggling with both his changing teen skin AND a constant marketing onslaught for hardcore drugstore products promising instant results. It took a lot of begging (and probably bribery), but he agreed to give me a chance to find a solution for him. The search was on.
I looked for a natural way to cleanse thoroughly but gently, to heal redness and remove excess oil and dead skin, all of this while leaving his face nourished and hydrated even after multiple daily uses. Oatmeal, that simple old-timey remedy that's been around forever, was the answer. Grateful to have found the perfect base for a facial scrub for my teen, my digging turned up a list of benefits from Oatmeal that was way longer than I'd expected or could have ever imagined. I started thinking the scrub could work for all types of skin and people, including me!
Plant freak that I am, I turned to the garden for extra help and added three flowers known to have many of the same healing properties as Oatmeal. Chamomile, Lavender, and Rose are the herbal trio that brings a bunch more benefits to the skin -- and make it smell divine! The final formula, Oatmeal, with these three flowers, is a powerful but gentle facial scrub that anyone can use every day, all ages and skin types -- I was thrilled!!!
My son tried it. I tried it. I sent it to friends and family, and they tried it. Their feedback unanimously confirmed what my research suggested. The scrub gently cleans while removing excess oil. It soothes irritation, exfoliates dead skin, and leaves underlying skin feeling soft and appearing brighter. Our faces felt clean, nourished, healed, and protected. Success!
Over the years, this product has become a favorite in my little circle, so I'm thrilled to be able to offer this well-loved recipe to a bigger circle of new friends. I hope your skin feels the gentle effectiveness of these long-trusted ingredients, that it inspires you to imagine the Springtime garden where our plants live and grow, and that you feel the love -- from us, through them, to you.
Ingredients: Gluten-free oats, Powdered milk, Almond meal. Flowers: Lavender (Lavandula augustifolia), Rose (Rosa damascus), Chamomile (Matricaria chamomila). Essential Oils: Lavender (Lavendula agustifolia).
Directions: Sprinkle a small amount of powder into the palm of one hand. Add warm water to create a moist paste. Massage face in circular motion with both hands. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
*Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to maintain quality and preserve potency.