"This soap-free cleanser features wrinkle fighting rosehip seed oil, soothing rose petals and skin-regenerating honey, making it ideal for dry, damaged or aged skin. The ground oats acts as a gentle exfoliator to slough away patches of dull flaky skin, leaving a soft, clean feeling behind as it washes away. Daily use will leave your skin feeling smooth and nourished."
I don't know how it happened. As a young lady, I would spend mounds of money on skin care products. A really embarrassing amount. 20-some years later and I find myself using basic soap. Yes, that bar of soap that dries and strips the skin! After reading Jan Berry's book, I realized there were many frugal, easy and all natural, nourishing options that I could be using instead! The lovely part is that Jan has allowed me to share one such recipe from her book with you. I hope it inspires you to put a little more love into your skin care routine.
- 2 tbsp. rolled oats
- 1/4 c. dried rose petals (note from JES: this recipe will still be effective if you don't have the rose petals or you could also try replacing them with calendula or chamomile flowers if they are available)
- 1/4 c. raw honey
- 1 tsp. rosehip seed oil (or a more budget friendly oil such as sweet almond, hemp or sunflower)
Using an electric coffee grinder (or mortar and pestle), coarsely grind together the oats and rose petals. Place mixture in a small clean jar (4 oz. jelly jars are perfect for this) and combine with the honey. Add your chosen oil and stir until thoroughly mixed. Note: If honey settles to the bottom, simply stir before each use.
Shelf Life: One to two months as long as water isn't introduced into the mixture.
How to Use:
Using a clean spoon, scoop out a small amount into the palm of your hand. Gently rub into face and neck. Rinse mixture off with warm water and washcloth. Gently pat skin dry.
You will find more simple, all natural product recipes in her book, 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health and Home! As you can see from the photos below, there is a nice variety!
Photos from 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health and Home courtesy of Jan Berry.
For more information and inspiration from the book, you will find our review here.
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