By Pets'R'us on April 14, 2003
Photo by Chef Jean
Photo by Chef Jean
"The baby oil gives this scrub a nice fragrance. If you want you can grind the oats in a coffee grinder."
Serving Size: 1 (567 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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!!"
"It was difficult to determine 3 or 4 stars. 4 stars because the ingredients were much easier to find and less expensive than other scrubs posted on Zaar. 3 stars because although it made my skin softer, it was a bit too oily (maybe I added too much). One suggestion is to grind the oats to a powder type texture so the ingredients mix better. Sent some to my MIL to get her opinion and the jury is still out. Thanks for posting an easy recipe. Prissy :)"
"oooooh!! I love this!! My skin feels wonderful - soft as a baby's butt :) I liked it so much, I made another batch and gave it to my girlfriend. Thanks for the great recipe!!"
"We love this! Have just made it for the third time (I apologize for not reviewing sooner). Our skin is so dry in the winter, this body scrub is more effective than any lotion we've found. It will definately be going in christmas/birthday gift baskets!"
"I used sweet almond oil and a little olive oil instead of the baby oil (I prefer natural ingredients as opposed to petroleum). I forgot to add the baking soda...but it turned out just great with the rest of the ingredients. I'm packing it up in a glass jar and giving as a gift. I'll mix up a batch for myself next time. :)"
"I whipped the whole thing up in the food processor (if you do this, really give the machine a good clean afterwards!) I made two batches, the first one with some drops of honeysuckle oil and the second with some musk oil. I've bought some pretty jars and plan to make up a few batches as gifts."
"My 8 year-old stepdaughter made this for a mother's day gift for her mother. She had a great time making the recipe and we tried it out on our hands before putting it in the gift basket. We were both impressed with how smooth our hands were. Thanks so much for the great gift idea...and I'll be making some for myself soon!"
"This stuff is amazing!! I've had a dry patch on my ankle that I've been trying to get rid of for years. One shower with this scrub and it was gone. I gound my oatmeal very fine and added some very finely ground lavender for looks. I am going to get some natural oil such as avocado or sweet almond and make batches of this for my daughter-in-laws. They're gonna love it!"
"We started using this last year and I love it. My legs usually get so dry in the winter and this really make a difference. I used a couple of Olay beauty vitamin gel caps in place of the E , it has E and Evening of Primrose oil, and it adds a rosey color. I also added grapefruit and pepperming essential oils for a nice scent. I also added a more oil, the dollar store is a great place to buy it cheap. My last batch I made was a triple recipe, so we have lots to make it through winter. The hardest part was finding a wide mouth plastic container that was easy to open in the shower and that wouldn't break if it hits the tub, success at last!"
"I started using this srub this last fall, and I love it! My skin gets so dry in the winter, and I am always trying to find something that works consistently. This is now the only scrub I have on hand for personal use, seeing as it is much cheaper, less oily, and more pleasant than store-bought products. I also gave this out at Christmas, and got rave reviews. Thanks so much for sharing!"
"This recipe is great! I have really dry skin, so I'm always looking for ways to soften it. This works just as well as the expensive commercial scrubs, and for much cheaper. I used baby oil with vitamin E and aloe already in it, so I omitted the vitamin E capsules. I like the subtle smell of it; it wasn't overpowering like some body products can be. The best part is that I felt moisturized, not greasy, when I got out of the shower. Some products leave an oily film behind, but this one didn't. It's definitely a keeper!"