Body & Soul: Refreshing Facial Scrub

| December/January 2011

There are many natural ingredients that you can combine with your favorite cleanser to help exfoliate while you cleanse. But this scrub doesn’t need cleanser added, because oatmeal is a good alternative to soap for sensitive skin. Mint is naturally cleansing, antiseptic and energizing.

• 1⁄2 cup oatmeal
• 1 tablespoon raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
• 1 teaspoon dried mint leaves

1. In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and process until you have a fine, granular powder.

2. To use: Mix together a teaspoon or two with water to make a paste and massage into damp skin. Rinse well with warm water followed by a cool-water rinse, and pat your skin dry.

Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty at Home (Henry Holt and Company, 2002). 

Click here for the main article, Body & Soul: Skin-Soothing Herbal Scrubs.

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