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Pantry Beauty: Oats & honey exfoliating scrub

Welcome to the first post in my ‘Pantry Beauty’ series, where I will share recipes for DIY beauty products you can create from items you probably already have in your kitchen.

Let’s get the ball rolling with my absolute favourite facemask/scrub. My mum showed me this recipe many years ago and it’s my go-to for when my skin needs a pick-me-up.

You will need:


  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 2 tbsp natural yoghurt
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • squeeze of lemon juice


  • Blender
  • Bowl
  • Spoon


Some benefits of:

Oats: Exfoliates dead skin cells.

Yoghurt: Rejuvenates skin & reduces wrinkles/fine lines.

Honey: Moisturizes skin & fights acne.

Lemon juice: Reduces skin pigmentation.


Begin by placing the oats in a blender and pulsing them (use bursts of power in very short intervals) until the oats are at a decent size to scrub your face effectively with. For reference, take a look at the image above. The oats in the heart shape are the perfect size, they’re not too fine, nor too big.


Mix the wet ingredients (yoghurt, honey & lemon) together, and then add in the oats. If the mixture is too dry feel free to add more yoghurt. Make sure the mixture is sticky enough to stay on your face as it dries. If it’s not, add more honey.


Place on your face for 20 minutes, or until completely dry. Whilst washing the mask off with lukewarm water, scrub the mixture into your face using gentle circular motions. This will exfoliate the dead skin cells, resulting in silky smooth skin that you just can’t stop touching!

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