We present this Honey Sugar Scrub with Oats for the face and body as a simple self-care recipe that truly benefits the skin. Some of my friends are skeptical about putting food on their faces and bodies. I say, if it's good enough to put into your body, it is even better to put it onto your body.
Plus, you can pat yourself on the back for using all-natural plant-based ingredients and no preservatives on that gorgeous body of yours.
Honey and Oatmeal Scrub
If you're familiar with the blog, you likely remember that we already explored why oatmeal is as good for your skin as it is for your heart. The omega-3 fatty acids, folate, potassium, and fiber are most noteworthy. Superfood oats can lower bad cholesterol levels and help keep arteries clear in support of healthy heart function.
On the skin, an oatmeal scrub functions as a protectant, and an oatmeal bath will shield the skin from irritants while it soothes dehydrated, itchy, and inflamed skin. Oats also brighten the skin. If you have brown spots, keep after them with oat treatments like this one!
Try this oatmeal and honey scrub knowing that you are doing something good for your body and taking good care of yourself. It's made of all-natural ingredients that don’t threaten your health or well-being. If you prefer the oils you use, feel free to add them to it. You can’t make this honey oat scrub incorrectly.
Why You'll Love This Honey Sugar Scrub With Oats
- So easy to make
- Uses pantry ingredients
- Works on the face and body
- Adaptable to your specific needs
Ingredients & Substitutions
Honey - You can use whatever type of honey you have on hand. We have tons of different options to choose from if you're in the market for a new jar.
Sugar - Always opt to use organic sugar for this honey sugar scrub. All natural ingredients are best.
Raw Oats - Again, try to use organic raw oats if possible. Your skin will thank you for it!
Coconut Oil - For an added soothing effect and to make this honey scrub easier to apply. You'll also love the smell!
Essential Oil - Use your preference!
How to Make Honey Sugar Scrub with Oats
Step One: Mix the dry ingredients
In a small mixing bowl mix the ground raw oats and sugar.
combining dry ingredients
Step Two: Incorporate the wet ingredients
Add the wet ingredients to the bowl and whisk vigorously. Make sure that everything is combined very well.
Step Three: Apply
Scoop some of the scrubs into your hands and massage gently onto the skin for a minute or two. Leave on for 5 minutes before soaking. Rinse in the shower when you are all finished.
This scrub is suitable for the face and body. Oat is an incredible lightener and brightener to the skin and also boast soothing properties. If you ever get poison ivy, they are very helpful in treating the infected areas.
Our oatmeal bath contains milk also, which supports soothing the skin even further.
Adapting our Honey Oat Scrub
- Feel free to use your favorite vegetable oil. Sunflower is great; Avocado or Jojoba all work.
- Add 1/2 cup greek yogurt or whole milk (works wonders for the skin)
- If you have any dried fruit powder, strawberry would add a layer of loveliness
- Try mixing an additional gentle exfoliant like chia seeds or cornmeal
- Refrigerate this mixture to create a mask to help with reducing inflammation
What are the Beauty Benefits of Oatmeal?
Oatmeal provides numerous beauty benefits for the skin. It gently exfoliates, soothes dry and itchy skin, moisturizes, calms sensitive skin, controls oiliness, has anti-aging properties, and brightens and evens out the skin tone.
Oatmeal's natural properties make it suitable for various skin conditions, and it can be incorporated into homemade masks or the like, just like this honey oatmeal face scrub!
Why Should I Use an Oatmeal and Honey Scrub on my Body?
Combining oatmeal and honey provides at least five key benefits for the body. It offers gentle exfoliation, hydration, and moisture retention, soothes and calms the skin, aids in skin rejuvenation, and improves skin tone and texture.
Oatmeal exfoliates and promotes cell regeneration, while honey moisturizes, fights inflammation, and enhances the skin's appearance. Using a homemade honey and oatmeal body scrub or mask with these ingredients can help achieve smoother, nourished, and rejuvenated skin.
How Should I Store This Honey and Oatmeal Body Scrub?
This honey and oatmeal body scrub recipe is designed to be mixed and used immediately. You can also use it as a honey and oatmeal face scrub.
It does not have a shelf life. DO NOT STORE unless you refrigerate the mixture for a day or two at the very most. Use all that you have when mixing this recipe if you can. There is enough for a very generous portion of your entire body. For honey skin and body care products with a longer shelf life, visit our shop to explore our products.
Try Honey Scrub Today
I think you'll love it! If not, and you are still skeptical about using food products on your body or face, then more power to you. However, I implore you to consider giving this easy homemade honey and oat scrub recipe a chance. Your skin (and self) will thank you for it.