Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
Fun stuff, have a home spa day.
- 2 tablespoons of your favorite lotion
- 1⁄2 tablespoon dry oatmeal
- lavender oil
- 2 tablespoons petroleum jelly
- Combine the moisturizer and dry oatmeal to make a paste.
- Mix in a few drops of lavender oil.
- Mix in petroleum jelly.
- Apply mixture to face, avoiding the eyes.
- (If desired, put tea soaked cotton patches over the eyelids).
- Relax for five minutes.
- Remove mask with warm, damp cloth and pat dry with towel.
This made a beautiful mask! I did increase the quantity of my favourite lotion(which at the moment happens to be Enchanteur Alluring Perfumed Hand And Body lotion) to 8 tbsps. and the quantity of oats to 2 tbsps. I did not have any lavender oil, so I substituted it with peppermint oil(12 drops). I ran short of Vaseline(Pertoleum Jelly), so I used all that I had which was about 4 tbsps. I had used my fingers to remove the paste that had stuck between the blades of my mixer and then instead of directly washing my hands out, I massaged the paste onto my palms. I allowed it to stay on my palms for 5 minutes. After that, I washed my palms under running tap water. Then, I patted them dry and felt them. They were as soft and smooth as the bum of a new born baby:-) I have kept the remaining mask paste in my refrigerator. I would love to apply this mask 'COLD' in these horrible humid summers. I think it would also be really cool to use this mask paste as a foot lotion. I would think of applying this in the night on my feet and maybe even my legs, and then washing it off the next day. Would feel like a pampered baby! LOL. But, seriously, I am considering the idea and if I do do it, I will post an update. THANK YOU for sharing a wonderful recipe!
Sorry, but I wasn't impressed with this. For one, I don't think the directions are specific enough... you are supposed to grind up the oats with the lotion aren't you? I also think that 2 Tbs lotion and petroleum jelly is too much for only 1 facial, really. I tried wiping the mask of as directed but my face still felt greasy and gooey like petroleum jelly. I washed my face a couple times to get the slime off and (although it may be because I washed it twice) it doesn't feel any softer than if I had just put lotion on. I substituted tea tree oil for the lavender oil, which was nice because it was kind of tingly as I waited. The mask does feel nice on and like Charishma said I'm sure it would feel nice to put on cold on a hot day, but other than that I didn't like this at all. I used part unscented Curel lotion and part L'oreal Futur-E lotion. I found that this did pretty well on my hands, though. This might be nice to moisturize hands or feet, but it left my face very greasy. Sorry.
There is nothing like spoiling yourself. All I can say is wow with a smile. Thanks!