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We were talking about the Oil Cleansing Method in my Green Mamma’s group when my friend Danielle mentioned that OCM did not work for her. Instead she makes her own honey oatmeal face scrub. I asked her to share her recipe and I have to say it sounds AMAZING! I hope you enjoy. __________________________________________________________________________

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I have struggled with acne and red marks on my face since I was 18. I assumed that as I got older I wouldn’t have to worry about this anymore, but that wasn’t the case. I used to visit a dermatologist, use all kinds of prescription treatments, buy my own expensive acne treatments, you name it. It was still around.

Since my daughter was born I’ve been trying to get into using more natural things for the home and for ourselves. So I thought, why not give a natural face scrub a try and see what happens. started looking up natural face scrub recipes online, but none of them seemed to fit what I needed. I needed something for not only acne, but also something to reduce the redness on my face and give my skin a brighter appearance. So I combined several recipes I found and concocted my own face scrub!

It’s made from super simple ingredients that you most likely already have, and if you don’t have them you can just pick them up on your next grocery shopping trip! It really works wonders for me and has been one of the best skin treatments I’ve ever tried. It leaves my skin feeling really clean and smooth, and it definitely brightens and moisturizes my skin as well. I saw an immediate difference in the redness on my face, and with continued use my skin has looked better and better. As long as I continue to use the scrub daily, I no longer have to worry about acne!

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  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 15 drops lavender EO
  • 15 drops tea tree EO
  • 1 tsp. dried lavender(optional)
  • You’ll also need a blender, a measuring cup, a spoon for mixing,measuring spoons, and a container with a lid to keep the scrub in.


  • Measure out your oatmeal. Run it through the blender to break it up a bit. You don’t want it be too powdery, just break it up a tiny bit.
  • Put it back into the measuring cup.
  • Add the honey, nutmeg, and essential oils straight into the measuring cup as well. You can also add dried lavender if you have it. This is completely optional. I’ve made it with and without it, and it works great both ways! I just really love lavender!
  • Stir to combine all ingredients. It will be a bit crumbly. If you need a tad more honey to get it thoroughly mixed together that’s fine.
  • Transfer the scrub to your container. I reuse an old container that I have, or you could use a small jar or small tupperware container – anything that has a lid and can be sealed.

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And you’re done! I keep the scrub in the shower and use it once a day in my shower. You can also keep it by the sink, whatever you prefer. Just use this scrub as you would any other facial cleanser/scrub. I also use a light moisturizer after I get out of the shower. This scrub will last about 2 weeks. Since the recipe is food based I make smaller batches so it won’t spoil. But I’ve never had an issue with it spoiling.

Have you ever used food based scrubs for your skin care? What is your favorite recipe?

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Danielle lives in upstate New York, where her husband is stationed with the US Army. She is a stay-at-home mom to one little girl, Zoey. They enjoy reading, walks and staying active in a local playgroup.


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17 Responses to Honey Oatmeal Face Scrub

  1. Honey Oatmeal Face Scrub This recipe is amazing and you have the ingredients in the kitchen #nourishing #natural #DIY

  2. Heather says:

    I use something very similar, but I add in cosmetic clay (plus I only do enough for what I need at a time). It works really well. I also have adult acne 🙁 but this really helps. Oh, and I use Manuka Honey.

  3. Becky says:

    I just made this. So simple and it smells terrific 🙂 I can’t wait to try it in the morning 🙂

  4. Stopping by from the blog hop. I used to do something similar when I had acne. I would wash my face, then steam it for 5 minutes, apply the mask, and put warm paraffin wax over the scrub. It would stay on for 15 minutes and then I would rinse off. It was messy but it helped with the acne.

  5. Jennifer says:

    This looks great, I wonder though if I can leave out the essential oils? I don’t have any of that and it could make it pricey to go buy them. thanks!

  6. Nicole says:

    I have the same skin issue and at age 33 I’m thinking it isn’t going to go away. I’ve always been to scared to try an at home concoction, but maybe I should. Pinning to my Lotions & Potions board 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      I LOVE homemade skin care! It really has worked so much better for me than anything I have bought from the store. You should try it!

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  8. Karli says:

    This sounds AMAZING- gonna try it this afternoon!!

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  11. steph says:

    I just made this and used it in the shower, and my skin feels really soft….even a tiny bit tingly. thank you for sharing! I just started trying the oil cleansing method last week and I plan to use this every other day. so glad I found your page. thanks for all the good info.

  12. Sophia says:

    Tried this today and it worked wonders! Reduced redness on face and gave my skin a lovely glow! Thanks 🙂

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