Beauty Benefits of Oatmeal and Brown Sugar
Have you heard about the amazing benefits of oats and brown sugar in skin care? this is not just an amazing combination for breakfast but it also does wonders in skin care.
Oats are a great natural exfoliate and cleanser, it's anti-inflammatory properties help soothes skin, provides lasting moisture, gentle renew skin and remove build up. This is the perfect gentle exfoliation for people with sensitive skin. It’s also makes a great scrub for persons that suffer from eczema and it can be easily customized for light or heavy exfoliation.
Oatmeal will soak up the excess oil on your skin and help treat acne. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help to treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. Oats also contain compounds called saponins, which are natural cleansers. They remove the dirt and oil that clog the pores and exfoliate the skin.
Brown sugar is a natural humectant. I draws moisture from the atmosphere and transfer it to the skin. Brown sugar is popularly used as scrubs to exfoliate the skin. It is a great source of glycolic acid, which is the smallest alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Brown sugar naturally exfoliates the skin and remove dead skin cells to reveal glowing skin.
Below you will fine our DIY recipe for our oatmeal and brown sugar body scrub bar
30 grams Grind oatmeal
30 grams brown sugar
25 grams shea butter (Has a high concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins, this make shea butter an ideal ingredient for softening skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
18 grams bees wax or almond wax (The anti-inflammatory properties of beeswax encourage the healing of wounds. It is also protective, helping form a barrier between the skin and the environment without clogging pores. Further, beeswax is high in vitamin A, which has been found to support cell reconstruction and health.)
48 grams canola oil (Canola oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help in preventing skin infections. Also the fatty acids present in it help soothe dry and irritated skin. Also using canola oil not only treats redness and inflammation on the skin, but also prevents eczema and other infections.
2 grams vitamin E oil (Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that may be effective at reducing UV damage in skin. And vitamin E applied topically may help nourish and protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.)
Essential oils of your choice: 2-5 drops
Compartmented Silicone Mold-Silicone molds are best for making any sort of solid skincare product not just our body scrub but also soaps, shower jellies and lotion bars. They’re flexible and non-stick so this reduce the chance of your products breaking when you remove them from the mold.
Using a double boiler melt shea butter, beeswax and canola oil. Once it has melted put in the refrigerator to cool. ( It will start to look cloudy) remove from refrigerator make sure it is not solid. it must still be able to be poured.
Add vitamin E and essential oils of your choice to this recipe, I used sweet orange and lemongrass essential oil.
Stir in Grinded oatmeal and brown sugar into mixture.
Pour mixture into compartmented silicone molds and refrigerate for 24 hours.
This recipe does not include a preservative. So do not keep the unused bars in the shower.
This scrub is both an Exfoliate and moisturizer bar in one…
Unlike a conventional body scrub which can be stripping, this shea butter base makes sure our scrub bars are not only exfoliate, but also leave skin moisturized. You can actually feel the effects of the shea butter on your skin.
Remember, making your own DIYs does not have to be costly. Use items you have on hand; whatever sugar is in the house, flexible ice-cube trays instead of silicone molds, both are good budget-friendly substitutes.