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I’ve been trying a few experiments with my facial routine.  I’m really basic when it comes to my skin care.  I wash with minimal soap and use it very rarely on my face.  I use no other product except my bee cream/salve when necessary.  However, I was rather intrigued by oil washing.  I tried it several times and while there are things I like about it.  It’s not a technique I can convince myself is working for me.

This week, I was thinking I really needed to baby my face.  It just needed extra loving.  I didn’t want to go with the oil so I pulled out an oldie but goodie.

Milk facial scrub has been around for ages.  In fact, my mother taught me this recipe when I first started making it.  The original recipe was 1 part milk powder, 1 part oatmeal and 1 part almonds all crushed up in the blender.  Well, when I was first making this, almonds were insanely expensive.  That meant I started reducing the amount until I stopped with it all together.

This is a super easy and can be inexpensive.  We now buy our milk powder in super bulk from Azure Standard so I feel like I can go back to using it like it’s an every day ingredient.

There’s no real recipe here.  I start with dumping several handfuls of oatmeal in the blender and topping with about half as much milk.


The reason is that when blended you will have an almost equal amount of oatmeal to milk powder.



Store in a waterproof container.

To use it, place some in the palm of your hand.  I find what fits comfortably is the perfect amount.  Add a little water, drops at a time if possible.  It only takes a little bit of water to make this into a paste.  I find that if the paste feels too thick then it’s actually perfect because you will be applying it to wet skin.  You can actually add a little more water when it’s on your skin.

Scrub your face and rinse.  It will stick in your hair but it comes out with a little rubbing.  This is sensitive skin friendly but you should still test first just in case.  I’ve used this on patches of eczema and other dermatitis issues without problem.