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Homemade Oat & Honey Facewash

Food for the face, that’s what this is, sheer luxury that will leave you smelling and feeling only lovely with the added bonus that it is extremely easy on the purse strings.

I love using natural products on my skin, it just responds so much better to them but lets face it (no pun intended!) they are expensive and I am not always in a position to replace products when I run out.

The last time I ran out of my much loved natural face product I decided to try making my own, it can’t be that hard surely. After much googling and experimenting I came up with a face wash that I am extremely happy with.


Granted, it’s not a million miles from my breakfast but sure look, if you’re going to put the good stuff into your body doesn’t it make sense to put it on your body too??


3 Tbsp Porridge Oats
Juice of one Lemon
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil


  • Blitz the porridge oats in a food processor until it resembles flour. The length of time this takes will depend on the power in your machine, at most a few minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and blitz further, until everything has combined.
  • Add to a storage jar/pot and let it sit pretty by your bathroom sink.


The interesting bit!

I picked up lots of interesting little facts about my ingredients as I went on my creative journey with this. I was already aware that oats are great for ecxema, I have been known to plonk the small boy in an oat bath when his flare ups have been particularly bad. Oats are naturally good for dry skin, but did you know that they also contain anti ageing properties. I’ll be bathing in them myself!!

I find the oats, along with the sugar to be the most gentle exfoliator too. In the past I have found un-natural exfoliators to be harsh on my skin, this doesn’t happen with my homemade jar of goodness.

It is absolutely no secret how wonderful coconut oil is for your skin. It is a beautiful moisturiser and leaves my skin feeling so soft.

Now I won’t kid you, I used lemon juice specifically for the scent and to liquify my face wash, however, research has thought me that lemon juice is great for blemishes and the ph balance of your skin. You learn something new every day.

Honey is a natural antibiotic and therefore very good for skin repair. It is also hydrating and can help protect your skin from environmental damage.

So there you have it, superfood for your face, that doesn’t cost the earth.

I would absolutely love to hear back from you if you decide to try it.


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