This scrub is super gentle and soothing making it perfect for dry and sensitive skin, and easy to DIY in no time with very little ingredients needed. Read on to find out more!
Oats (Avena sativa) are very useful and as well as being very good for you nutritionally and medicinally internally as a wholesome fibre that could possibly reduce high cholesterol and blood sugar levels and containing tryptophan helping with dopamine levels calming the nervous system. Oats have also been used for a very long time as traditional method to sooth skin externally to calm skin conditions such as contact dermatitis, weeping eczema, seborrhea and chickenpox as it is cooling and soothing to the skin.
Likewise, Marigold (Calendula officinalis) is a plant often used topically to soothe many skin ailments. It is particularly useful in encouraging healing from bruises, minor cuts and sores as it anti-inflammatory and has some possible anti-microbial effects too.
Oat & Marigold Body Scrub
The oats once mixed with water create a milky and almost gelatinous texture which help calm the skin and won't dry it out too much, the green clay powder isn't necessary if you have white/red/kaolin etc clay powder that would work too, all will add a more cleansing and detoxing element to the scrub.
This recipe will make enough for one use. Throw away or compost the oat mixture once it has been used, then you can reuse the muslin cloth and make a fresh batch using dry ingredients every time you require it! Hope you enjoyed this post and have a lovely Easter! 🐣
My name is Helen Davison and I'm a NIMH registered practising Medical Herbalist based in Ramsbottom, Lancashire. I've had a keen interest in herbal remedies since my early teens and would experiment creating my own balms and bath bombs using natural ingredients, which prompted me in discovering and pursuing a career in Western Herbal Medicine.