Natural Skin Care: Oatmeal, Honey, Sugar, and Olive Oil Skin Scrub

by Krista Davis on April 30, 2012

Natural skin care is important to me since I have  sensitive and dry skin, and many products break me out or cause my skin to peel. I also have a hairless Chinese Crested puppy, Frodo, who has skin allergies and needs gentle exfoliating and moisturizing. Because of these issues I looked for a way to make a skin scrub/bath we could both use.I researched common ingredients and their benefits when applied to the skin and came up with four simple ingredients for my skin care mixture: oatmeal, honey, sugar, and olive oil.

  • Oatmeal helps relieve dryness, restore moisture, and aid in healing minor irritations due to skin sensitivity. Oatmeal also absorbs and removes surface dirt and impurities, while gently exfoliating.
  • Honey hydrates skin, has natural antioxidant and anti-microbial properties, absorbs impurities, helping to fight acne, and protects the skin from sun damage.
  • Sugar is a natural and gentle exfoliater.
  • Olive oil is high in antioxidants, such as vitamin E, helps skin maintain elasticity, and a promotes smooth, radiant complexion.

Skin After

Skin After: Smoother and Hydrated

Skin Before

Skin Before: Rough and Dry

The oatmeal, honey, sugar, and olive oil exfoliating and hydrating mixture I make shows results after 5 to 10 minutes of application.

To make this natural skin care mixture I combine about 1 cup of oatmeal, 1/4 cup of honey, 1/4 cup of sugar, and 1/4 cup of olive oil. I mix all of these ingredients in a bowel.

Oatmeal, Honey, Sugar, and Olive Oil Skin Care Mixture

Oatmeal, Honey, Sugar, and Olive Oil Skin Care Mixture

 Tip: You can alter the ingredient amounts, blend the mixture to make more of a paste, and heat the mixture for around 30 seconds. Also, use warm water to rinse it off.

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chhivhung January 2, 2014 at 7:55 AM

Ur skin is quite nice already. Ill be happy if I have skin like U. My skin is sensitive to the Sun, redness always stay all my cheek. So could u tell me if I can use Raw Honey apply on my face? I mean it alone only… dont’ mix with other thing.


Krista Davis January 2, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Yes, you can use raw honey on your face. I have done that several times.


Maddi January 22, 2015 at 10:46 PM

Can I use this everyday?


Krista Davis March 3, 2015 at 7:47 PM

How often you use this skin scrub will depend on your own skin. For me, I would only use a couple of times a week.


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Good post. I will be dealing with some of these issues as well..


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