Hello, and welcome.
I would like to inform you that I AM MOVING.
...well, sort of. I have started a new blog, Oui Crochet, that focuses just on crochet, crochet patterns, and crochet resources. I am in the process of building it up as a one stop shop for all things crochet, and I am very excited about it. I hope you will come over and check out my progress. :)
I will be moving my patterns from this site, to my new site. My idea is to leave this site active, so that you can still access other aspects of this site. I will also leave a modified "introduction" post where each pattern is on this site, as to keep all links active and make it so that you can easily locate the pattern's new home. As an added bonus, you will also find new printable/downloadable versions of my patterns.
I apologize for any inconvenience, but I assure you, this change is a positive one. I look forward to seeing you at Oui Crochet.
Happy Crocheting!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Oatmeal Almond Scrub

I love using natural cleansers and beauty products. I have been using an Oatmeal Almond scrub for years now and it always leaves my skin feeling soft and clean.

This scrub can be used on your face, as well as your entire body. It is seriously good enough to eat!
It is really easy to make, too!

Oatmeal Almond Scrub
What You Need:
vitamin E gels (optional)
honey (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Grind the almonds in a food processor until it resembles a fine powder, but not quit long enough to turn it into almond butter.
  2. Grind the oats in a food processor until it is a fine powder.
  3. Combine a ratio of two parts oat powder to one part almond powder in a tight fitting container.
  4. Store it in a cool, dry place.
How to use your base scrub:
When you are ready to use it, you can take a tablespoon (or more) and add a little water to make a thin paste. Rub it onto your skin and let it sit a couple of minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.


If you want a more nourishing scrub, you can mix a tablespoon or two of the base scrub with water, the contents of a vitamin E gel, and/or a teaspoon of honey. Leave it on your skin an extra minute or two, then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Oats: Skin Cleanser, Exfoliant, Soothing Skin Relief, Softens and Nourishes Skin
Almonds: Exfoliant, Soothing Skin Relief, Softens and Nourishes Skin
Vitamin E: Antioxidant, Nourishes Skin
Honey:  Moisturizes, Antibacterial Properties, Treats Acne, Skin Cleanser, Hydrates Skin

I like to make up a batch of the base scrub and keep it on hand. When I am ready to use it, I will pour some into a small bowl and add the other ingredients or just use it with water alone. I follow up this skin treatment by massaging a little bit of coconut oil or 100% cocoa butter into my skin. I Love, love, love how soft and nourished it leaves my skin feeling.

What natural cleansers do you like to use?


  1. Great post, Susie! This is something I would write about!

    1. Thanks Sara! I LOVE this stuff! I have been making/using it for years. It's my favorite scrub. :-)

  2. I love this stuff too! I'm a total bath anything to do with baths, body stuff, you name it. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Winthrop.

  3. oooh, loving this! pinning it for later :)

  4. This. Is. Genius! I have all of these things in my pantry right now, if I get around to trying this, I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for linking up, looking forward to next weekend ;)

    1. Thanks! I hope you try it! I'm looking forward to next weekend too! :-)

  5. I have to try this out! Pinning so I can make some. Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party!

  6. Unlike all the sugar scrubs I keep pinning I actually have all the stuff to make this one! Can't wait to try it, thanks for sharing

  7. Great recipe Suzie! Thanks for sharing it on Natural Living Monday! I make an oat/chamomile/clay scrub. Never thought of adding almonds! Ill pin this :)

    1. Thanks for pinning, Amanda!
      Your scrub sounds awesome! I love that you use chamomile! I've been learning more about it and I love the properties it has!


I love getting feedback from my readers!
Please feel free to leave a comment or share your ideas!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...