Wait, It’s National Oatmeal Day?

The Quaker and I go way, way back. To the days when I was left to fend for my own breakfast in elementary school to my college days when I raided BJ’s Wholesaler for on-the-go-breakfast (thanks, Ma). I have made deliciously sweet soup with this versatile grain and have used it to help absorb odors in my fridge caused by that deliciously sweet soup. To take our relationship to the next level I wanted to put it all over my face.

The details:

  • ½ cup ground oatmeal
  • ¼ cup dry lavender flowers, stripped of stalks
  • ¼ cup powdered milk
  • 1 teaspoon cornmeal

The oatmeal and cornmeal create the slightly abrasive texture you will need to make the scrub, and the dried milk helps in binding the previous two ingredients together. It also adds the beneficial fats and proteins needed for the sought-after glow.

Once a week, dampen your face and scoop up a handful of the mixture to lightly rub it across your skin. Be careful to avoid getting the gritty mixture in your eyes. Add any dried flower scent to personalize it.


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