Sunday, February 22, 2009

It was a wild, snowy day, with bursts of sun and a hard wind that drifted the snow artfully along the road.

On such a wild day, finding things to do indoors is a good idea.

I've been wanting to try making lavender face scrub, and today was just the time to do it.

Here's what I used:

about 1 cup oats (I used quick-cooking variety because we have some that need to be used up)

about 1/4 cup light olive oil (again, because it's what was on hand)

about 5-6 drops of lavender oil

Everything went into the blender, except the lavender oil,
and it looked like this after blending on "liquefy) for one minute.

Then I added the lavender oil, let it blend a little longer, and put it into a jar. My measurements are all "about" because I didn't actually measure the ingredients, I just dumped things in the blender. I doubt it needs to be exact; consistency is what is important.

When I used the final product, oh my. My face feels smooth and soft, and so do my hands just from applying the scrub. I rubbed it gently over my face, then washed it off.

I used probably 2 or 3 tablespoons for my face. You can see how much I have left. Now I'm wondering if it should be refrigerated between uses. Anyone know? Wonder what it would do for my winter legs?

This is inexpensive, quick and a pleasure to use. All that adds up to a keeper in my book. I'm thinking gifts for daughters-in-law next Christmas...


Jaime said...

I don't think it needs refrig because you used lavender essential oil. It shouldn't go bad. Sounds like an awesome gift.

I made a lavender bath soak not too long ago with lavender flowers from my garden, oatmeal and baking soda. It was my first use for my new food processor. I liked it a lot.

Susan said...

Thanks for passing this one along--I love it. So simple, so natural, and so GOOD!

Tracey said...

Great gift idea!!

Granny Sue said...

Oooh, lavender bath soak. Just the words sound relaxing, Jaime. Susan, that's what I liked about it--some recipes I found online were so complicated and used some pricey ingredients. I found several variations and decided that I could make it this way and have good results.

I read in a woman's magazine this week that one of the beauty editors uses olive oil as a make-up remover--and gets frequent comments on the beauty of her skin. So logical it makes me wonder why women haven't been doing this all along.

Tracey, I hope you give it a try. You'll love it--a good gift to yourself, and you deserve that after your weight loss!

Country Whispers said...

oooh. This sounds nice, easy & inexpensive. My skin gets sooo dry in the winter so I may try this.

Mary Garrett said...

I have read that lavender is a disinfectant, probably why it's in the 7th Generation laundry soap. I want to know more about the bath soak. Aqua-aerobics is good for the body, but hard on the skin. I have found a tub bath with Robathol helps with the itchy reaction to chlorinated pool water.

Anonymous said...

I love the first picture. It looks as if you could keep waling up into the sky......

Amy H.

Laura said...

Loved the first pictures! Wish we had snow was almost 80 today.
I think the scrub will work great on legs.

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