6 Oatmeal Beauty Recipes

by pinksoda

Oatmeal is quite popular for those who are dieting or those who aim for more fiber in their diet. But do you know that Oatmeal is also good to put in your list of beauty regimen?


Oatmeal contains 18 different amino acids, which are essential to healthy skin, has skin-soothing properties and it is hypoallergenic. Oatmeal is a humectant, which means that it helps your skin retain moisture that is why it is it is a beneficial component in a moisturizing face mask. Here are some oatmeal beauty tips and recipes you can try at home.

oatmeal beauty tips

FACIAL EXFOLIATION: Its natural whole grains make oatmeal the ideal base ingredient for an at-home scrub. Grind 2 tablespoons oatmeal to a grainy consistency then add 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Store the mixture in an air-tight container. When ready to use, scoop a couple tablespoons into your hand and add very small amount of water until spreadable. Scrub on face gently using a circular motion for 60 seconds. Rinse.

SKIN SOOTHER: For relief from sunburn, poison ivy, or even chicken pox, try an oatmeal poultice. Cook oats and then let them cool until it is at room temperature. Spread a layer on a damp cloth and lay it oatmeal-side-down over the affected area. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before rinsing off.

DRY SHAMPOO: In a blender, coffee grinder, or food processor, pulverize oatmeal. Mix the powder with an equal measure of baking soda. Massage onto the roots of your hair, then brush out.

BLEMISH MASK: Make a paste of 1/2 cup of raw or instant oats and water. Set aside for 5 minutes before stirring in 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil. Apply to skin and relax and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water. The concoction removes dead skin and fights the bacteria that cause breakouts.

FACIAL MASK: Mix 1 tablespoon of oatmeal with 3 tablespoons of warm, organic whole milk. When the oats expand a little, add a splash of carrot juice and a capsule of Vitamin A. Apply to skin and sit for 30 minutes.

BODY SCRUB: Combine 1/4 cup ground oatmeal, 1 tablespoon local honey and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Mix while drizzling in additional oil as needed to create a paste. Scrub the mixture immediately over arms and legs.

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CDO Mom December 6, 2014 - 6:15 am

I am best at eating oats only! Thanks for sharing these recipes though. I might try them someday.

Terry April 7, 2015 - 12:19 pm

So you use oatmeal as A dry shampoo. I never heard of that but it is good to know. Oatmeal is something I always have in my home. I make my Hubs a granola that he thinks is the bomb. Nice to know I can use it for so many other things besides eating.

Susan Quackenbush April 7, 2015 - 8:51 pm

These are such wonderful ideas, I never would have thought of using oatmeal as a beauty product! My favorite is using it as a dry shampoo. That would be perfect for my three sons when they go camping and aren’t able to shower. Thank you for sharing these great tips!

Amanda April 7, 2015 - 9:38 pm

I have used oatmeal on my face in hopes of exfoliating and providing moisture previously and was happy with the results…and the smell as well. I never knew that you could use it as a dry shampoo. What a genius idea! Hopefully we won’t be needing at as a medical salve soon!

Nancy (@spiffykerms) April 8, 2015 - 12:27 am

I agree, oatmeal is such a fantastic skin soother. If only I had some in my cuppboards this week, I would’ve used it on my face. I had this weird breakout/rash/irritation on my face later last week, and the only thing that ended up soothing it was my philosophy face cream (a super thick one at that).

Oh man, I’m not sure I’d be able to use the oatmeal as a dry shampoo! LOL

rochkirstin April 8, 2015 - 2:56 am

It’s interesting to know that oatmeal can be used as an ingredient in making all these stuff. But among the items on the list, I am most curious about how the dry shampoo works. Will you rinse it with water a few hours after application. I wonder how the end result will also smell like.

Fi Ní Neachtáin April 8, 2015 - 7:53 am

I see oats being included in a lot of different beauty products I buy now and it’s great to see a natural ingredient. It acts great as part of a body lotion but I’ve never heard of it in dry shampoo, I need to check that out. I love the smell it gives to products too.

brook April 8, 2015 - 10:00 am

wow wonderfull post. i absolutly love to read these kinds of post. i am really curious to see what are the risults afetr eating these oatmeals. i will try fot sure. thanx for shring

Christy Hoover April 8, 2015 - 2:08 pm

I have been reading a lot about how amazing oatmeal is for your body. Even to bathe in for skin ailments. Thank you for sharing these recipes. As I get older my skin is changing. So weird. But it is happening.

lauriel April 8, 2015 - 6:14 pm

This is awesome! I absolutely love oats (so comforting and hearty), and I always have them in the cupboard. As such, I definitely want to try out using them to freshen up my skin. The body scrub sounds divine; I love the scent of honey, and that plus the silkiness of the olive oil… I think I might be tempted to lick a little bit, just to see what it tastes like. 😉 Thanks for these great ideas, I look forward to trying some of them!


Geanine April 10, 2015 - 11:11 am

I love oatmeal and can honestly eat it daily. However until your post, I had no idea of the other uses. Having experienced horrible sunburn, I wish I knew oatmeal would have helped soothe the pain this past week!


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