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June 02, 2020

DIY natural oatmeal face scrub for yummy skin. A close-up image of oats strewn across a light-coloured surface, with a round gold spoon placed on top.

We absolutely lurrrve this face scrub. Made with oats, almond oil and spices, it will leave your skin looking, smelling and feeling utterly delicious. And the best thing about it is that it's homemade using ingredients you probably already have lying around (meaning a lower carbon footprint, less packaging and fewer nasty chemicals). 

We've created two DIY face scrub recipes — one for sensitive skin and one that's a more powerful exfoliator. Find whichever works best for you and see how your skin responds. We also like using this oatmeal scrub to help take off our surf zinc post-sesh. (Of course, if you have any skin conditions, it's probably best to speak to a skincare professional about your specific requirements before starting a new skincare regime).  

DIY natural oatmeal face scrub for yummy skin. Image of a jar containing oatmeal face scrub with a spoon heaped with face scrub held above it, oats strewn across the wooden benchtop and a nutmeg shaker beside the jar

Oatmeal face scrub for sensitive skin

Use as a face scrub or place in the fridge and apply as cooling face mask after a long day outdoors. 

1/2 cup rolled oats 
1/2 cup sweet almond oil (olive oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil if you live in warmer climates!) 
1 teaspoon nutmeg 

Combine all mix in blender to chop up oats (yup, it's that simple!). 

For a tougher exfoliant or after a long hike, add:

(This is for a deep scrub, not an everyday scrub).   

2 tablespoons of castor sugar 
2 tablespoons of polenta 

DIY natural oatmeal face scrub for yummy skin. A white person wearing a light-coloured tie-dye shirt stands opposite a white woman who is laughing and wearing a navy blue shirt and decorates her face with sunscreen while holding a tin of SunButter sunscreen in the other hand. In the background is grass and a blue sky with few white clouds.


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