Homemade Body Recipes

Oatmeal Face Rub and Mask

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Oatmeal is great for your skin. Why, you ask? Well, oatmeal contains healthy fats which help moisturize your skin. It is great as a face wash because it cleanses the pores. In this recipe, it is used as a face cleansing rub and mask.  Oatmeal contains natural cleansers known as saponins. Saponins gently remove dirt and oil from the skin’s pores.

Oatmeal is also great for the skin because it contains proteins that maintain the skins natural barrier.  It prevents dryness by leaving a protective film on the skin to prevent dull, flaky skin.

A great way to reap the benefits of oatmeal is to use an oatmeal face rub and mask every week. Here is a recipe to do just that:

Just 3 ingredients.

SWEET MONDAY’S RECIPE FOR Oatmeal Face Rub and Mask
2 tablespoons of old fashioned oats
1-2 tablespoons of filtered hot water (enough to make a paste)
1/2 teaspoon of honey

1-2 tablespoons of water is just enough water to make a paste with the oatmeal. The antibacterial properties of honey is great for inflamed skin and can also help with dry skin.

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Rub the oatmeal face rub onto your skin in circular motions to cleanse the face. Make sure your face is clean beforehand with no make up on it. Leave the oatmeal rub on your skin for 10 to 15 minutes to harden and use as a mask.

This oatmeal face rub and mask is great for dry skin and inflamed skin. It’s so natural. The best part is that I’m sure that you have these three ingredients in your kitchen as we speak.

Wishing you a simple soothing Sunday.

Homemade Body Recipes

Tea Tree Delightful Shaving Soap

I stopped buying shaving cream for a few months now. For one thing, I kept forgetting to put it on my grocery list. For another thing, it was getting expensive. I decided to make my own shaving soap. Something simple, fast and easy.

Sweet Monday’s Recipe for TEA TREE DELIGHTFUL Shaving Soap
Ingredients
·         1/4 cup of coconut oil( I used Dr. Bronner’s Coconut oil)
·         1/4 cup of liquid castile soap ( I used Dr. Bronners unscented)
·         1 tbsp. of olive oil
·         1 tsp of vitamin E
·         1/4 cup of water
·         8 drops of essential oil (I used tea tree oil)
·         A mason jar for mixing (because you know I like to be fancy)
·         A trusty squirt bottle (to store your finished product)

I chose tea tree oil as my essential oil because it’s great for getting rid of razor bumps. It works well on skin problems such as rashes and can help prevent the skin irritation from shaving. Why not cut to the chase and use it as your main essential oil in your shaving soap? You can also apply tea tree oil after shaving to prevent the infection of ingrown hairs.

FYI
Tea tree oil has the following properties:
anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-microbial, antiseptic, antiviral, disinfectant, energizing, stimulant

And the following uses:
athlete’s foot
acne
infections
psoriasis
dandruff
sinusitis

But let’s focus on the anti-infectious, antiseptic, energizing, and stimulating properties… Awesome… Preventing acne and infections? Even more awesome…

So, here’s how it’s done: Put all the ingredients together in a  jar then mix, shake, swirl, twirl, twerk… Whatever means you like as long as you mix it. It gets really foamy.

VOILA! All done. Ready for use. Before use, always shake. Make a foam by rubbing the soap together with your hands.

Homemade shaving soap. Saves money and the environment. It’s fast and easy to make. It’s  good for your body and skin and it smells great. You just can’t go wrong.

A fun and foamy day to you.