DIY: Homemade Oatmeal Scrub

For my DIY's, I always stick to the basic scrubs from sugar and almonds but I had no idea that o...

For my DIY's, I always stick to the basic scrubs from sugar and almonds but I had no idea that oatmeal can be so useful. Well, there's a funny backstory. I bought this large pack of oats to try and indulge myself with 'healthy foods' but later I figured out I just didn't like oats at all! I tried sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors but all in vain. So I had to figure out what to do with that large pack of oats before mom figures out that I am never going to have it. I googled a bit about the efficacy of oats for skin and voila! I discovered treasure. So, long story short, instead of consuming it I am going to make a scrub out of it. This can be used for both face and body. Since this works better for dry skin, I mostly use it for the body (my body skin is extremely dry) and probably in winter, I will try out for the face. It has given me some really good skin and removed all my summer tan and I am surely loving this. Let's see how you can make an easy homemade oatmeal scrub.

diy homemade oatmeal scrub

Ingredients & Their Benefits:

1. Sugar Granules
  • Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid and alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the bonds of skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin.
  • It also acts as a natural exfoliator and scrubs away dead cells.
  • It does not clog pores.
  • Sugar restores balance to skin's oils and prevents dryness.
2. Oats
  • Oatmeal is a great natural remedy for treating acne.
  • It is also effective in fighting dull, flaky dryness as they contain polysaccharides, which become gelatinous in water and they form a fine protective film when applied on the skin.
  • It lightens the skin tone and removes sun tan.
  • Oats contain natural cleansers called saponins that can remove dirt and oil from the pores without causing irritation.
3. Yogurt
  • The lactic acid in yogurt will help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores.
  • It naturally reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Yogurt is an effective home remedy for fighting acne.
  • It also lightens pigmentation.
4. Honey
  • It has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
  • Honey has vitamin B2, B3, and B5 benefits.
  • Honey is also completely a natural and chemical-free solution used widely for treating acne.

oatmeal scrub ingredients

Procedure:

In a bowl of 2 tablespoons yogurt, add 1 tablespoon of oats.

oatmeal scrub

In the above-mentioned mixture, add 1 tablespoon of sugar granules (avoid powdered sugar).

diy oatmeal scrub

Add 2 tablespoons of honey (Since honey works great for my skin, I prefer 2 tablespoons but you can also make it 1 tablespoon).

diy homemade scrub

Mix it extremely well to avoid any lumps. And your easy homemade oatmeal scrub is ready to use.

natural homemade scrub

oatmeal scrub swatch

Directions For Use:

You can apply this all over the face and body as well. Take a scoop of the scrub and massage on the surface of the skin. Massage in a circular motion for about 5-10 minutes and leave on the skin for 20 minutes approximately. Wash off with cold water.

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  1. Woo hoo Fantastic scrub. Love this all natural scrub. Thanks for sharing :)

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