Herbal Acne Remedies: Oats and Eucalyptus Scrub

| July/August 2007

A gentle facial scrub can be used two or three times a week to smooth the skin by removing surface dead skin cells. Cosmetic clay helps absorb excess oil, and a combination of finely ground almonds and oats gently exfoliates skin. Oats also help soothe skin irritation, while eucalyptus and lavender essential oils combat bacteria.

  • 2 cups uncooked rolled oats
  • ½ cup raw almonds
  • ½ cup white cosmetic clay
  • 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  1. Using a clean coffee grinder or food processor, grind oats and almonds in separate batches into a fine powder. Place ground oats and almonds in a small nonporous bowl, add cosmetic clay and combine. Add essential oils and mix thoroughly, using a metal spoon. Store facial scrub in a covered container in a cool, dry place.
  2. To use, mix 1 heaping teaspoon of facial scrub with warm water to make a paste. Dampen your skin with warm water, and gently massage the scrub onto your skin. Rinse well with warm water.

Laurel Vukovic writes and teaches about herbs from her home in southern Oregon. She is the author of 1,001 Natural Remedies (DK, 2003) and Herbal Healing Secrets for Women (Prentice Hall, 2000).

Click here for the original article, Herbal Acne Remedies.

12/31/2014 10:48:55 AM

where do you get white cosmetic clay and what is it?

Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds