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'Oatmeal Skin Salve'
Oatmeal can be very soothing to the skin and have  anti-inflammatory properties due to its content of Beta Glucan. The oatmeal creates a thin barrier on the skin that keeps the moisture in the skin from escaping-Locking in moisture! Great for folks with dry skin.

1 cup of dry oatmeal
warm water

Place the cup of oatmeal into the center of the washcloth. Bring up the corners of the washcloth to close it up and rubber band to cause closure. Take the washcloth and dip the oatmeal portion into warm water and squeeze out the excess water. Do this several times (4-5x's) until the water that rinses out is cloudy. Now that the water is cloudy, take a handful of the warm cloudy oatmeal water and apply to your face as if you were rinsing off your soapy face.  Splash the oatmeal water onto your face two times without rubbing or drying it.  Let your face air dry.

'Super simple Loofa Scrub'

Fresh oranges sliced into 1/2 inch slices can be used to slough off and smooth rough dry skin. Simply take the orange slices and rub them onto the heels, knees, elbows and other rough dry spots.

'Invigorating Face and Body Smooth'

This invigorating cleansing paste improves circulation and assists at toning loose muscles.

oat or chickpea(garbanzo) flour
ground turmeric
ground mustard
crushed fresh coriander leaves
rose water
orange juice

In a large bowl, combine 1 cup oat or chickpea flour, 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric, 2 tablespoons each ground mustard and crushed fresh coriander leaves, 3 tablespoons rose water, 1 cup orange juice, and 1/2 cup water; stir to blend. Work the scrub all over your face and body. Rinse with warm water.

'Avocado Oil Concoction'

Avocado oil's large content of fatty acids help control the  skin's moisture levels. The Avocado oil contains the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E which provide protection to the skin from potential environmental (sun, wind, rain, etc.) damage.

avocado oil
evening primrose oil

Combine equal parts avocado oil and evening-primrose oil (supports collagen synthesis with gamma linoleic acid) in a sealable bottle and shake to blend. Massage five or six drops into clean skin, and then cover your face with a warm washcloth for a minute to help the oils sink in.


  1. That was sure an inspiration. You're right about that, creating a spa bathroom doesn't mean spending a lot of money, there really are lots of ideas and ways we could have our own customized spa bathrooms if we'll just be extra creative. Thanks for sharing!


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