As winter wanes and spring begins to show its colours, it’s time to start revving up our skincare routine to prepare to bare our beauty to the world (and sun). This month, we’ll be crafting a naturally luxurious oat bath soak that’s perfect for treating your skin as it moisturises. This soak makes a great addition to your weekly beauty regimen or even a wonderful natural beauty gift for someone you know. Whether the soak is for you or someone else, you’ll be delighted by how simple it is to make and use! Read on to find out how to craft your oat bath soak from the comfort of your home.
For the oat bath soak you’ll need:
- Himalayan Salt
- Milk powder
- Rose petals
- Jasmine petals
- Grapefruit essential oil
- Geranium essential oil
Properties of the Ingredients
Discover the benefits of the ingredients in this moisturising soak.
Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that are perfect for removing old, dead skin cells and nourishing dry skin. Furthermore, oatmeal can absorb excess oil present in the skin and therefore is wonderful for treating acne. Since oats possess a natural compound known as saponins which work as cleansers, they are ideal for de-clogging pores and removing dirt, as well.
You’ve probably heard all about pink Himalayan salt’s benefits and what it can do for your body, but this powerful salt can also help your skin. Because it is an ionic salt solution, Himalayan salt helps draw toxins out of skin and body tissues. This amazing effect deeply cleanses the skin and helps it feel completely refreshed.
Milk has plenty of natural antioxidants plus vitamin B12, alpha hydroxy acids, and calcium. Adding a dash of milk to your skincare means that you can benefit from all these nutrients. Milk provides serious nourishment to the skin and long-lasting moisturisation. Should you be suffering from a breakout, creamy milk will help soothe skin and work to slowly but surely treat your acne.
While their smell is what gives them fame, there’s plenty to celebrate about the petals of a rose. Rose petals contain antibacterial and astringent properties that can keep skin clean and healthy. Roses also have antioxidants and are known for their soothing and moisturising abilities. In a bath soak, this ingredient brings the best of both worlds: skin-loving properties that will also help you relax while you moisturise.
Jasmine is wonderfully fragrant and you can sniff it out just about anywhere. This beautiful natural flower also brings a lot to the table when it comes to skincare. Jasmine can help fight off environmental stressors and combat ageing. This flower also possesses properties that can improve your skin tone, as well as gently moisturise without clogging pores.
Grapefruit essential oil
Citrus doesn’t only make natural cosmetics smell great, but it also adds a lot of powerful benefits. Grapefruit essential oil, in particular, has both antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Besides adding a bit of calming and soothing aromatherapy to this bath soak, these properties also help treat skin and prevent future acne.
Geranium essential oil
This essential oil is regularly used in cosmetics to help breathe new life back into the skin. Geranium essential oil can improve skin by removing dead skin cells, helping skin to regenerate faster, and leaving skin looking tighter and plumper. If that wasn’t promising enough, this essential oil also possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-septic properties, allowing the skin to look younger and healthier over time.
Crafting your Oat Bath Soak
Bath soaks are wonderful products that are lovely to use and relatively easy to make. To craft this bath soak, all you need is a spoon and a container. Using your spoon, add a tablespoon of each ingredient at a time into your container. Mayca and her daughter stored the oat bath soak in a glass jar. You can use any container you like, but a glass jar allows you to see the different ingredients and creates a nice visual effect.
Gear up for spring by giving your skin a little extra love with a homemade oat bath soak. Share the love and gift this homemade soak to friends or family; by the way, did we mention that Mother’s Day is coming up? If you are searching for a little guidance on how to share your skincare talent with the world, learn more about WapoBeauty’s eBook on How to Sell Your Skincare Products Legally in Ireland and the EU. For more hands-on instruction on how to formulate and make safe and professional skincare products, sign up for WapoBeauty’s upcoming Natural Skincare Workshop. Join the ranks of past students who found this class valuable and rewarding!
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Ashuni Pérez is an American writer based in Valencia, Spain. She has a passion for natural beauty and the environment. Ashuni loves to cycle and drink smoothies in the sun. Follow her on Instagram at @ashuuuuni