Hope the day is treating you well! Here in Mumbai it’s raining nonstop since few days. ‘Rain, rain go away come again another day’ is my song now. This is another DIY post by me. Hope you will like it!
Today, I am sharing a body scrub recipe which will be great for dry skinned beauties; however others can use it too. I have a combination skin and its works really well for me!
So, what do we require for this recipe, how was my experience with it and my recommendations about it – check it below.
- Almond Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Oats (coarsely ground) or Oatmeal (if you want it more soft)
- A bowl and a spoon to mix the ingredient
- An empty container to store the scrub
First of all, you need to collect all the ingredients and the things required to make this scrub. You can use the oatmeal or you can buy the plain oats and grind it coarsely. (Read the ingredient list on the packet before buying the Oats because, you need to buy the plain oats only; make sure you don’t buy the oats with other ingredients mixed in it).
Now, you need to take 5-6 spoons of oats or oatmeal in a bowl. (You can measure it as ¼ cup)
After this, add 4 spoons of sesame oil to the oats. Mix it well till it looks like a thick mixture. Don’t worry about the dry texture as we are going to add other ingredients to it.
In the next step, add 2 spoons of almond oil to the mixture and blend it well. This time the mixture will be less thick and while mixing it, take care of the oats which are settled at the bottom of the bowl and mix them well with the oil.
The final step, add 2 spoons of honey to the mixture and mix it well with no dry oats in the bowl. The mixture should be creamy now! We are done! Hydrating oats, honey scrub is ready!
How do I use this scrub? : I use it few minutes before taking my bath. I don’t massage any oil or lotion before applying it on my body. However, if you have dry flaky skin you can do that or if it is winter season, it’s good to do that. I apply it and keep it for few minutes and let the ingredients work on my skin.
After few minutes I start with a gentle massage on my skin in a circular motion. I keep doing that covering all the areas. Be gentle while massaging; though the oats are smooth, don’t underestimate its coarseness. It still works as a good scrub. While massaging you can use pressure on the areas likes elbows, knees and feet to remove the rough dead skin cells!
Now, let the scrub stay on your skin for 1-2 minutes or you can avoid this step. Wash it off with plain water and if you think it is hard to get rid of the stickiness, then you can use chick pea flour to remove the excessive oiliness. Mix it with water, massage it on your skin and take a bath afterwards.
After bath my skin doesn’t need a moisturizer but, I still use a light moisturizer because, after scrubbing our skin is more sensitive.
How does it help me? : I can see the difference on my skin after washing the scrub with plain water. My skin feels more soft, hydrated and shiny. If you have dry skin or skin that looks dull, this scrub will really help you.
Oatmeal really works well as a scrub. I thought oats won’t be that great as a scrub but it proved me wrong and worked great on the rough areas too. (I used coarsely ground oats to make this scrub).
Presence of ingredients like almond oil, sesame oil and honey makes it a wonderful homemade scrub. I have a combination skin but it still works for me. It removes the dead skin and gives a brand new fresh look to the skin. I didn’t use chick pea flour to wash away the oil from my skin and I let it moisturize my skin after bath too. (I did this because I was home that day else I won’t recommend it in summer season or humid weather. Though you can follow this step in winter season or if you have dry skin!)
You can store this scrub for a long time; maximum one month because no liquids are added in this scrub. You can add different oils of your choice too. Add few drops of your favorite essential oil to the recipe for making it more pampering! The aroma will help you relax during the process.
Store the scrub in the refrigerator and while using it, you can add lemon juice, tomato pulp, powdered sugar or any other ingredient of your choice – to brighten your skin along with the assured softness!
Sesame oil is popular in Ayurveda. I would recommend a warm water bath post usage as it helps to get maximum effect out of it! Do try it and home and don’t forget to write your feedback.