i just made this and tried it on my hands. wow, i love this stuff! i used regular baby oil since thats what i had on hand and added a tiny bit of almond and vanilla extract. it smells great! i really wanted to make this now so i could see how it holds up long term, so i could make it for xmas gifts. i will repost after it has had time to set for a while and let you know if it all starts to dissolve or not. ok, i am back to say that it has been a month and a half and this scrub is as good today as it was when i first made it. i was afraid it would break down or something but it has held up wonderfully. and the smell it made by using a little almond and vanilla extract is wondeful. it smells like cookies. thanks for this recipe, i have already made more for xmas gifts.
I used this and enjoyed it very much. I followed the recipe as is and I will make this again.
I LOVE this. I doubled the recipe, and put it in a jar in my shower...now I have it whenever I want it! It makes my skin so soft and smells so nice. Thanks so much for a wonderful INEXPENSIVE treat!
Very nice. I added some scented oil as well to give it more of a fragrance. I used it as a hand scrub/moisturizer as well as in the shower.
I found this recipemonths ago and finally got around to trying it.i doubled the recipe, so I would have plenty to share with friends that want to try it. It seemed too chunky to use in the shower, so I ran it through the food processor as some of the previous reviews suggested. I love the way it makes my skin feel, and a little of this goes a long way. I'm still a bit concerned about washing oatmeal and oils down my shower drain, so I'm very conservative when I use it.
BEAUTIFUL! I've tried a few recipes on this site, salt and sugar scrubs, and this is the one! I will never use anything else and my over-40 skin has never looked or felt better! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! The only thing I changed was to use safflower oil vs. baby oil as petrolatum/petroleum byproducts are seriously bad for you and so why would I smooth that on my skin and negate all the benefits of being hydrated. Please, do the research and toss the baby oil. LOVE!
This is wonderful! I made a 1/4 of the recipe and it made enough for two uses for me. Instead of the vitamin E ( I didn't have any) I used lavander scented massage oil which was very nice. I found that the salt gave me plenty of exfoliation and the oils left my skin nice ans smooth! Thanks for posting this :) made for the I recommend tag game.
I processed the oats in the food processor to make them slightly finer. Not a powder, but just a little more milled. I only had baby oil gel, so I just used enouh to make it come together like a crumble for a pie. It is definitely moisturizing, but I don't feel that it is abrasive enough to exfoliate much. Since my skin has trouble exfoliating I really need that. I may try adding in some extra dry ingredients to see if I can get it to exfoliate a little better. My skin does feel nice, though, so if all I can get it to do is moisturize, I'll just have to use a scrub first. It's a great base recipe, I just need to tweak it to make it work for me. Thanks for the great suggestion!
This was so much fun! I didn't have any baby oil, so I used some cooking oil for the time being (will make again with baby oil!) but it's amazing and lot's of fun! Thank you!
My skin has never felt softer after using this scrub! I used lavender scented baby oil and the smell was wonderful. I usually need some kind of body butter after I get out of the shower due to dry skin, but not when I use this!! I will definetly be giving this away for Christmas presents!!