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In the realm of skincare, exfoliation is a crucial step to achieve healthy and radiant skin. One popular and effective DIY exfoliating scrub is the oatmeal scrub. Not only is it easy to make at home, but it also offers a tons of benefits for your skin. In this comprehensive guide, we will dive into the benefits of using an oatmeal scrub, how to make it, its health benefits, the vitamins and minerals it contains, and how it can benefit your skin, including its anti-aging properties.


Exfoliation Boost
Oatmeal is a gentle exfoliant that helps remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and reveal smoother skin underneath. Regular exfoliation with an oatmeal scrub can improve skin texture and promote cell turnover, leaving your skin looking fresh and rejuvenated.

Soothing Properties
Oatmeal is known for its soothing and calming properties, making it ideal for sensitive or irritated skin. It can help reduce inflammation, redness, and itchiness, providing relief for various skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Hydration and Moisture
Oatmeal is a natural humectant, meaning it helps to retain moisture in the skin. By using an oatmeal scrub, you can hydrate and nourish your skin, keeping it soft and supple.

Anti-Aging Effects
The antioxidants present in oatmeal can help combat free radicals that contribute to premature aging. Regularly using an oatmeal scrub can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a more youthful and radiant look.

How to Make an Oatmeal Scrub

Making your own oatmeal scrub at home is simple and requires only a few basic ingredients. Here’s a quick recipe to get you started:

                                   DIY Oatmeal Scrub Recipe
– 1/4 cup of oatmeal
– 1/4 tsp of honey
– 1/4 tsp of olive oil or another type of oil that can be beneficial to your skin (almond, olive, jojoba, rosehip and so many others)
– Optional: a few drops of essential oil for fragrance (lavender, frankincense, geranium, chamomile and so many others to choose from)

1. Grind the oatmeal in a blender or food processor until it reaches a coarse powder consistency.
2. In a bowl, mix the ground oatmeal with honey and olive oil until well combined.
3. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a pleasant scent.
4. Gently massage the scrub onto damp skin in circular motions, then rinse off with warm water.

                        Health Benefits and Nutrients in Oatmeal

Oatmeal is not only beneficial for your skin but also offers a range of health benefits when consumed. It is rich in vitamins and minerals such as:
– Vitamin E: an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from damage.
– Zinc: essential for wound healing and maintaining healthy skin.
– Iron: important for oxygen transport to the skin cells.
– Magnesium: helps to regulate cell turnover and promote healthy skin.

Conclusion: Embrace the Power of Oatmeal for Healthy Skin and your health

Incorporating a DIY exfoliating oatmeal scrub into your skincare routine can provide a host of benefits for your skin, from gentle exfoliation to hydration and anti-aging effects. By utilizing the natural properties of oatmeal, you can achieve smoother, clearer, and more youthful-looking skin. So why not indulge in the goodness of oatmeal and treat your skin to a rejuvenating experience? Your skin will thank you for it!


Certified Clinical Master Herbalist (C.C.M.H)
Certified Aromatherapist (C.A.)
Naturopath (N.D.)
Certified Auriculotherapist
Nutritional Therapist (N.T.P.)
Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.)
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Angela Serritella

I am the owner of Beauty from Inside & Out. I have over 27 years in the beauty industry and 20 years in the holistic nutrition field.

I furthered my education beyond the beauty industry over 20 years ago and fell in love with natural remedies  such as herbal, aromatherapy, and the nutrition field.

I furthered my education by receiving my certifications as a Clinical Herbalist and Aromatherapist and also received my degrees as a Naturopath, Certified Nutritionist and Nutritional therapist.  This is where my journey started.

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