little craft project: lavender oatmeal face scrub.

So.  It happens to be right in the middle of the essay writing/tech drawing/omg I finish school in 6 weeks time frame, ie. I should be writing an essay not doing craft projects.

However, this is also the reason why craft projects are great, because otherwise I would probably just die from only thinking about concrete construction and magical sugar worlds.  Although I drew a plan of a sugar cafe today that involved drawing electric mixers and that was pretty wonderful.

It's even better when they take like two minutes! 

Flipping through the body & soul magazine website (yes Martha Stewart owns it) I spied the D.I.Y facials section.  You should probably know that I often get really excited about making my own beauty products (that sounds so pretentious, but it's midnight and I can't think of a better word, sorry!) So healthy! Natural! I get to pretend to be a hippie child! Field trips to Vitahealth!!

And then I read the ingredient list (which of course, is supposed to be oh so simple) and realize that half the ingredients are so natural that I have no idea what they are/where to buy them and that I do not possess the magical pioneer skill set to mix said ingredients.  And then I go back to back to buying Burt's Bees lip balm.

But, this one was different!  I could pronounce all of the ingredients!  AND we had all of the ingredients in my kitchen!  Even the lavender! (This is a big deal, because if you know me you know that I somewhat despise lavender.  But, we're trying to be friends so I bought some this summer with visions of magical floral cupcakes in my head.  Lets just say we won't be making those again.)

And the only steps was dumping it all into a jar.  And I love jars.  So much happiness.

Oatmeal Lavender Face Scrub from body & soul

1 C. oatmeal.

1/2 C. lavender dried flowers.

1/2 C. powdered milk. (okay so I lied, I couldn't find the powdered milk, its somewhere in the deep recesses of our cupboards and I plan on buying some to add next time I'm out.)

2 tsps.  cornmeal.

Mix all together and store in a jar! 
Massage onto damp skin.

They suggest using it once and seeing how your skin reacts, and then possibly increasing it to three times a week.  I have pretty sensitive skin and it just felt lovely and smooth after!

Lasts for six months, but I have a feeling it will be gone before then!  There is something so comforting about oatmeal...even when it happens to be on your face. 

I also went fabric shopping that afternoon, because even though I probably won't touch my sewing machine until May, I needed to buy things while all the lovely projects were dancing around my head.

I hope your day is beautiful.xo.

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1 comment:

  1. hooray! bloglovin!
    i wanna try this oatmeal business on my face.