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How To Make Oatmeal Powder

I used oatmeal in many of the skin care recipes I create.  I love oatmeal!  It's the perfect skin care ingredient.
Oatmeal is:
  • gentle and soothing
  • deeply cleansing
  • oil-absorbing (but not drying)
  • a good humectant
  • anti-inflammatory and anti-itch 
All of this and inexpensive too!  Plus, nearly everyone has oatmeal in their kitchen cabinets.

I use oatmeal in soaps and scrubs, masks and bath products.  So, many of the recipes you'll find on my blog will call for "finely ground oats" or "oatmeal powder."

You see, blending the oatmeal into a fine powder makes it easier to use in skin care products.  You won't have these big pieces of oats sticking to your skin.  It also makes for creamier products.

Making oatmeal powder is easy:
  1. Put 1 cup oatmeal, dry and uncooked, into a blender. 
  2. Blend for at least 30 seconds.  The longer you blend the oatmeal, the finer and softer a powder you'll end up with.  For facial masks, you'll want very fine powder.  For more "scrubbiness" to your products, leave the oatmeal a bit more coarse.
  3. Pour the powder into a jar.  Whenever you need a bit, it'll be ready and waiting.  This powder will last on your shelf for about a year.
That's all there is to it!  I like to use this oatmeal powder as-is in my morning cleanser.  I just work up a good lather with my goat's milk soap, add a generous pinch of oatmeal powder, and I have a gentle daily scrub.  It leaves the skin feeling so smooth.

And, of course, I have the oatmeal powder all ready for quick facial masks and bath product recipes.  It's so incredibly versatile.

What will you make with your oatmeal powder?

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