Courtesy Ashridge Trees
Lavender Oatmeal Skin Cleanser
My skin has been unhappy since I moved to Shutesbury, MA. Maybe it’s a mineral in the well water or the humidity, but it’s been cranky.
Enter Oatmeal, which moisturizes skin, protects from exterior irritations, and retains moisture. Add Lavender, which is soothing and gentle to the skin and both antiseptic and antifungal.
The simplest way to make the skin cleanser is to mix:
1 Part Lavender Buds
1/2 Part Coffee
1/2 Part Chocolate
2 Parts Oatmeal
3 Parts Baking Soda
To use form a paste with any of the suggested fluids, apply to face, wait 2-3 minutes and rinse off.
I suggest honey, rosewater, lavender water, 1 part apple cider vinegar mixed with 1 part water, or aloe juice.
If you make a big enough batch you can use it on your entire body.
Store in an airtight container.