by Rustic Escentuals
If your skin needs a little TLC this summer, what better way than using oatmeal to pamper and help relieve dryness? This tutorial will show you how to make an oatmeal shower scrub sachet. It’s so easy to make and keep on hand for when you need to treat yourself.
Supplies and equipment needed:
Old Fashioned Rolled Oats Oatmeal (8 oz.)
Bowl (medium to large)
Spoon to mix and scoop
Glass measuring cup
Muslin Bags (3″ x 5″ size)
4 ounces of Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour soap base
Body safe Fragrance Oil
PREPARE AHEAD OF TIME
Step 1: Take 4 ounces of cubed Goat’s Milk Melt and Pour soap base and place in a microwave safe glass container. Melt in the microwave in 30-second bursts until melted. This is not a lot of soap so be careful that you don’t boil the soap.
Step 2: Using a disposable pipette, add 3 ml of soap safe Fragrance Oil and stir thoroughly. For this tutorial we chose Ruby Red Grapefruit fragrance oil.
Step 3: Pour into any readily available mold and let set for approximate 1 – 2 hours.
Tip: If you have any spare bars of soap from previous tutorials, feel free to use them in this tutorial.
Step 4: Take the bar of soap and grate it all.
MAKING THE OATMEAL SHOWER SCRUB
A basic recipe:
– 2 parts oats/oatmeal
– 1 part grated scented soap
Step 1: Measure out 8 oz of Rolled Oats. Note: If all you have on hand is Instant Oatmeal, make sure it is unsweetened and unflavored.
Step 2: Combine the oatmeal with the grated soap. Use your hands to mix as it is much easier than using a spoon. Just make sure you’re wearing gloves.
Step 3: Taking a spoon, scoop 3 – 4 tablespoons into each 3 x 5 muslin bags. This mixture will fill 5 – 6 muslin bags. Make sure you tie the ends securely. Tie the ends in a secure bow so it can be reopened easier for reuse.
Step 5: During your next shower, wet the bag and use like you would a bar of soap. You’ll love it!
TIP: You can put the mixture into an airtight container and just scoop the mixture into a bag when you need it. This is a one-time use item. When done, open the bag and dispose of the oatmeal, rinse out the bag and leave to dry for the next use. Keep several on hand so they are ready to use.