Beauty is one of the most treasured possessions of mankind. From expensive make up products to over-claiming beauty treatments, there is no end to our search for that ultimate beauty product. Little do we search our own kitchen racks. Natural, homemade beauty solutions are sometimes more effective than any artificial product available in the market. Well, the search ends here. This natural homemade oatmeal, honey and milk lotion will surely make you swear by the power of Mother Nature.
Honey, milk and oatmeal are like the powerful trios for the skin. Each has benefits which cannot be represented or replicated by anything artificial. Honey is your best friend when it comes to dull and listless skin. Honey is replete with anti-oxidants which break down the ageing process of the skin and gives it a natural young glow.
Milk is your answer if you are tired with your dry flaky skin. Milk, thanks to all the natural fats can provide the appropriate amount of moisture to the skin without making it too oily. Milk also has cleansing properties which help in removing dirt off the skin. Oatmeal is a great scrub and nothing can be more effective than oatmeal to remove dead skin cells. This lotion has the benefits of these three powerful natural ingredients and can safely become your everyday skin-care mate. Read on to unravel the secret of this beauty potion.
Things Required For Oatmeal, Honey & Milk Lotion–
½ cup milk (Full-fat)
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons oatmeal
4 tablespoons shea butter
4 tablespoons emulsifying wax
¾ cups almond oil
2 tablespoons citric acid
1 cup water
Pots and bowls
Clean airtight container to store the lotion
Rags to wipe hands
Process Of Oatmeal, Honey & Milk Lotion–
The very first step is to gather all the ingredients as this recipe has ingredients which will need some hunting. Emulsifying wax and shea butter are available readily in beauty and herbal shops, hence don’t worry. Take the oatmeal and soak it in half cup of water overnight. Next morning, blend in a food processor until a smooth mixture is obtained. If required add a little water.
In a pot, heat the milk with the remaining half cup of water. Heat till it just starts boiling. Remove and set aside. In a separate pot, heat the shea butter, emulsifying wax and honey till completely molten. Now add the almond oil to this. Keep stirring on low heat. Make sure you do not boil this mixture. Now pour this oil mixture in the milk and water mixture while stirring continuously. Keep stirring till the ingredients are mixed well. Now add the citric acid to this.
Now comes the easy part. Blend this compound and the oatmeal mixture together in the food processor. Keep blending for two minutes, taking small five second intervals in between. The mixture will become smooth and creamy. Do not over blend as it might thicken the lotion too much. After two minutes, pour it in the container. Let it cool in the refrigerator overnight. You will notice that this lotion will thicken a lot after cooling.
This lotion may feel a bit difficult to make but once you are at it you will realize how easy it was to make this. However, make sure that you do not make this at bulk since it doesn’t have a good shelf life. You can store this for a month, hence it is advisable to make little at a time and reap its benefits. Share the joy and gift some of this natural goodness to your family and friends.