This gentle Oat and French Lavender face and body homemade exfoliator is a wonderful soothing and hydrating scrub for dry, itchy and cracked skin. A homemade healing remedy full of natural, pure ingredients delivering chemical free goodness that will soften the skin and smooth away dryness…
The Power Of Nature!
I am a great believer in the power of plants! Whatever we need, whatever ails us, can in some way be helped by whatever springs from the ground…Nature has always been there for us! Whether we realise it or not, it has proved itself over and over again with its ability to soothe, energise, heal and awaken.
Here are 4 Modern Day Medicines that were made possible thanks to plants…
Aspirin is one of the most widely used drugs in the world. But did you know, its main ingredient comes from a natural product called salicin. Salicin is an active agent within Willow Bark and Myrtle.
2. Digoxin (Lanoxin) For Heart Disease
Lanoxin is a drug prescribed to improve heart rhythm abnormalities, increase the strength of heart muscle contractions and increase heart blood output. But did you know that a species of Foxglove called Digitalis lanata is the source of this drug?
That’s right ! Without my favourite flower this drug would not exist! Foxglove Digitalis Lanata makes a cardiac glycoside called digoxin, which is extracted and used in not just heart medications but also has Asthma and Epilepsy applications too!
** Foxglove is unsafe for self-medication. All parts of the plant are poisonous. Leave any and all medicine making regarding this plant to the scientists!
This strong pain killer is often prescribed after major surgery or to treat painful conditions such as broken bones. Its pain busting properties are thanks to the natural alkaloids, Morphine and Codeine found in the milky fluid of the Opium Poppy
4. Galantamine For Alzheimer’s
The Bulb of The Snowdrop contains the alkaloid galantamine, which is prescribed to help manage the Alzheimer’s Condition- Currently approved for use in 70 countries, including the UK. The drug helps with symptoms such as memory loss and helps to slow the progression of the disease.
I think we can all Agree that plants play a vital role in our lives! We need them, far more than we could ever realise! The hidden benefits within plants can be utilised in so many ways, for internal health and for external topical treatments…and you don’t need a fancy Laboratory, or a team of scientists to achieve it! You can create healing magic at home with just a few simple ingredients and a little know how…
Why Oats and Lavender?
How do Oats Help Dry Itchy Skin?
Oats can benefit your skin in 7 ways. They protect, exfoliate, moisturise and cleanse, they can also boost collagen production, improve skin complexion, and reduce skin inflammation.
- The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in oats help to rejuvenate the skin and remove dead skin cells
- Oats are anti-pruritic which help to control the itching caused by various skin issues
- Oats contain saponin which works well as a natural skin cleanser which in turn helps to brighten and even out the skin tone
- Oats contain compounds that can help to stimulate collagen production within the skin. Helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How Does Lavender Help Dry Itchy Skin?
- Lavender oil does a wonderful job of balancing the skin’s natural moisture barrier, creating a balanced environment that is neither too oily or too dry
- It can help to even skin tone, and also reduce wrinkles!
- Lavender is also known for its antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Helping You to maintain healthy, hydrated skin!
How To Make Oat and French Lavender Homemade Exfoliator!
What You’ll need
- Mixing Bowl
- Food Processor or Pestle and Mortar
- Electric Hand Mixer
- Digital Kitchen Scales
- Rubber Spatula
- Glass Jar
1. Place the Oats in A food Processor and pulse until you have a fine grainy consistency (Or do it by hand with a pestle and Mortar) then set aside.
2. Place the Coconut oil in a Glass Mixing bowl and melt for a few seconds in the microwave until it turns to liquid
3. Add the Ground Oats to The Liquid Coconut oil and stir with a Rubber Spatula. Pop it in the fridge for around 20-30 minutes until the mixture becomes opaque and hardened
4. Add The Lavender essential Oil and the Olive oil and blend with and electric Hand Mixer, it will at first look very lumpy, but continue to blend until a whipped creamy consistency forms
5. Once Mixed Spoon Into a Clean Sterile Jar and Store in a Cool Place
3 Ways To Sterilise Jars And Bottles
Boil– Fill a pan with cold water until the jars are covered. Bring to the boil, then continue to boil for 10 minutes, turn the heat off, then cover the pan to keep the jars warm until you are ready to fill them.
Dishwasher-Remove any rubber seals and lids, place on the dishwasher rack and run a hot wash. Do not put any cleaning solutions in your dishwasher. Time your dishwasher to finish when you’re ready to fill the jars.
Oven-Heat oven to 140C. Wash the jars in hot, soapy water, rinse well. Place the jars on a baking tray and put them in the oven to dry completely. If using Kilner type jars, boil the rubber seals, do not put them in the oven, the dry heat will damage them.
How To Use Oat And Lavender Homemade Exfoliator
For Body, Before Bath Or Shower:
Apply generously to the skin and massage in using Circular Motions allowing the Exfoliator to melt and spread across the surface. When you have finished exfoliating, rinse off with warm water in the shower or bath, then lightly pat your skin dry * Be careful- the Oil in the Exfoliator may make surfaces slippery
Apply to a freshly washed face in Circular motions,allowing the Exfoliator to melt and spread across the surface of your skin. When finished exfoliating wash of with warm water and pat dry
How Often Should You Apply Oat and Lavender Homemade Exfoliator
Use once or twice a week to maintain smooth and soft skin, or apply as and when you need to.
Why I Chose Coconut Oil As A Base for My Oat And Lavender Homemade Exfoliator..
Coconut oil has many antiviral, antibacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal properties and can help soothe and moisturise the skin during a skin flare up (also helpful for Eczema) a helpful healing oil to ease any itching and inflammation.
How Long Will Oat and Lavender Exfoliator last?
Keep it in a cool spot and it should last upto 6 months!
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