DIY oatmeal masks are one of my all-time favorite facial products. They’re perfect for all skin types, deliver lots of skin-healthy goodness, and are so easy and inexpensive to make.
I love this DIY oatmeal mask recipe because it’s super easy and I always have the needed ingredients in my kitchen. I bet you do too! Plus, this recipe doubles as a gentle facial scrub.
Benefits of DIY Oatmeal Face Masks
All skin types can benefit from this DIY oatmeal mask. It’s cleansing and smoothing while being ultra gentle.
The powdered milk gives the mask a creamy consistency, and lends a bit of gentle exfoliating power thanks to the lactic acid.
This DIY oatmeal mask base is great to use on its own, or you can add dried herbs, herbal tea, clays, and other ingredients. What will you add to customize your oatmeal facial mask?
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Recipe: Super Simple DIY Oatmeal Mask/Scrub
This recipe makes a dry mask base that’s hydrated just before using. This way, you can let it set out on your bathroom shelf without fear of spoilage. It also keeps all the lovely ingredients fresh and potent until you’re ready to use them.
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup uncooked oats
- 3 tablespoons powdered milk
Optional ingredients for customizing:
- 1 teaspoon your choice of dried herbs (chamomile, lavender, rose petals, calendula, green tea, etc.)
In a blender, mix uncooked oats for approximately 30 seconds until you have a fine powder.
Transfer to a bowl and stir in the powdered milk. If you’re adding herbs and clay, stir them in now too.
You can use any combination of dried herbs and/or clays that you like. Chamomile with calendula, or rose petals with rose clay, or even green tea, lavender, and spearmint. Feel free to get creative!
(Remember, only use dried herbs, not fresh, in this recipe otherwise you’ll get mold growing in your mask base. Ick!)
Pour into a container with a lid. It looks super cute packaged in a mason jar!
To use as a mask:
In a small bowl, mix one tablespoon mask to two tablespoons warm water. Let stand in the bowl for two minutes to allow the ingredients to hydrate.
Apply to face and neck using circular motions. Leave on 10-15 minutes. Work off with a damp washcloth and rinse well.
To use as a scrub:
Take approximately one teaspoon of the mixture into your palm. Dampen with just enough water to make a paste.
Massage over a dampened face for about 20 to 30 seconds and then rinse. (To make this into a cleansing facial wash, squeeze a dab of your fav facial cleanser into your palm with the oatmeal mixture.)
Approximately 18-24 treatments
Dry base will last about 12 months on the shelf. Once hydrated, use immediately.
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