Oatmeal is one of nature’s most versatile substances. It is nutritious, good for the skin and inexpensive.
Oatmeal is rich in magnesium (a key contributor to enzyme function), beta-glucans (which help to reduce cholesterol) and has anti-inflammatory properties. The saponins that it contains are a natural skin cleanser and it is used to soothe acne, rosacea and eczema.
Oats can easily be incorporated into a wide variety of recipes. They are suitable for many people with restrictive dietary requirements as they are naturally gluten free.
Eat oats as part of a balanced breakfast for slow-release energy. Add them to smoothies to increase nutritional benefit or use them as part of your skincare routine to soften and soothe.
This natural product is great for the skin and a perfect accompaniment to a relaxing Sunday bath ritual. Just add some scented candles and a magazine for the ultimate in R’n’R.
What you will need
Oatmeal (preferably organic)
Organza pouch tied securely with string – these can be made at home using muslin or cheesecloth or purchased on auction sites or from your local craft store
Step 1 Fill the pouch with oatmeal. Not too much and not too little – it needs to be juuust right
Step 2 Next, hang the pouch from the hot tap whilst running your bath. Once the bath has run, remove the pod from the tap and add to your bath. It can be used as a light exfoliant by rubbing over your skin in a circular motion.
Step 3 Lay back and relax and emerge with soft, silky, nourished skin. Pouches can be emptied, washed and re-used again and again.
Tip. For an extra indulgent bath bomb, add a tablespoon of epsom salts to the pouch to relieve water retention and muscle aches.
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For another natural product that you can make at home to harness the power of oats, try our Apple and Oatmeal Face Mask
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