Oatmeal Honey Sugar Scrub

Its the middle of winter. Is dry, itchy skin getting you down? Well don’t let it. This easy oatmeal honey sugar scrub will leave your skin soft and touchable.

Sugar scrubs are one of the easiest things to make. They literally come together in a couple of minutes. They don’t require any fussy measurements. In fact, why measure at all? And, because you can whip them up quick and easy, you don’t need to worry about including preservatives–just make a fresh batch as needed.

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. Honey

2 tsp. oatmeal powder

1 Tbsp. sugar (I used coconut sugar, but you can use whatever you have on hand)

Essential oil (optional)

Directions

  1. Place a small handful of oatmeal in a spice grinder and whir until pulverized into a powder.
  2. Combine the honey, sugar, and oatmeal powder in a small dish and stir to combine.
  3. Add 1-2 drops of essential oil. I added a little lavender.
  4. If the paste is too thick, stir in a few drops of water to thin.
  5. Take a shower and enjoy!

About the ingredients

Honey is lovely for skin and is a natural moisturizer. Honey is also a natural humectant, meaning it attracts water to it.  This is one reason why it is best to make this sugar scrub in small batches–so it doesn’t attract moisture which can start to grow mold. Honey is usually tolerated well by even sensitive skin. You can read more about the benefits of honey for skin and health here.

Oatmeal powder has so many benefits! Like honey, most skin types tolerate it well, and it is often recommended for those with eczema or psoriasis. Oatmeal also contains saponins, which means it has a cleansing action for skin. As a powder, it provides gentle exfoliation. You can make it more or less exfoliating by grinding it coarser or finer, making it so versatile. The School of Natural Skincare shares 11 benefits of oatmeal for skin.

Coconut sugar serves as an exfoliant in this recipe. You can use any sugar you like.  Sugars are also humectant and contribute to the moisturizing effects of this scrub. And bonus, sugars melt when they get wet, minimizing the mess in your shower. And speaking of messes in the shower–did you notice this scrub as no carrier oil? I love using this scrub because I also don’t end up with a gummy sticky mess in my shower like oil based scrubs provide. I mean, after I scrub myself, I don’t want to ruin the moment cleaning my shower!

The essential oils can provide additional skin benefits, especially choices such as Lavender, Geranium, Helichrysum or Rose. They also create pleasant fragrance, and the heat of the shower can open pores, allowing them to penetrate better.

I hope you have a chance to give this scrub a try and love it as much as I do. Let me know what you think in the comments.

small bowls of honey, oatmeal, and coconut sugar with text sugar scrub
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