Honey Oat Scrub for Face and Body

We present this Honey Oat Scrub for the face and body as a simple self-care recipe that is truly beneficial to the skin. Some of my friends are a little skeptical about putting food on their faces and body. I say, if it is good enough to put into your body, it is even better to put it onto your body. Plus, you can pat yourself on the back for using all-natural plant-based ingredients and no preservatives on that gorgeous body.

Honey Oat Scrub raw ingredients measured and ready for mixing
honey oat scrub ingredients

Last blog, we explored that oatmeal is as good for your skin as it is for your heart. Most noteworthy are the omega-3 fatty acids, folate, potassium and fiber. Superfood oats can lower levels of bad cholesterol and help keep arteries clear in support of healthy heart function.

On the skin, oatmeal functions as a protectant and an oatmeal bath will shield the skin from irritants while it soothes dehydrated, itchy and inflamed skin. Oats also brighten the skin. If you have brown spots, keep after them with oat treatments like this one!

This honey oat scrub recipe is easy to make and most of the ingredients are already in your pantry.

Try this honey oat scrub knowing that you are doing something good for your body and taking good care of yourself. It is made of all-natural ingredients that don’t threaten your health or well-being. If you have a preference for the kind of oils you use, use what you enjoy. You can’t really make this honey oat scrub incorrectly.

mixing honey oat scrub with whisk in glass bowl on black counter

How to Make Honey Oat Scrub

Step One: Gather Ingredients

First, you’ll need to gather your ingredients. There aren’t many.  organic sugar, organic ground raw oats, fractionated (or unrefined raw) coconut oil, Waxing Kara Honey, essential oil

Step Two: Mix

In a small mixing bowl mix together the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and whisk vigorously. Make sure that you combine all of the ingredients and mix very well.

mixing honey oat scrub with whisk in glass bowl on black counter
adding wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisking well

Step Three: Apply

Scoop some of the scrubs into your hands and massage gently onto the skin for a minute or two. Leave on for 5 minutes before soaking. Rinse in the shower when you are all finished.

This scrub is suitable for the face and body. Oat is an incredible lightener and brightener to the skin. Oats are also very soothing to the skin. If you ever get poison ivy oats are very helpful to treat the infected areas and our oatmeal bath contains milk also, which supports soothing the skin even further.

Kara posing with honey and oat mask
Kara modeling her mask for the whole world to see after 13 days of Coronavirus quarantine

Wondering about the beauty benefits of oatmeal?

Beyond a hot and hearty meal, there are at least 5 benefits to using oatmeal and honey for the body.

This recipe is designed to be mixed and used immediately on your face and body. It does not have a shelf life. DO NOT STORE unless you refrigerate the mixture for a day or two at the very most. Use all that you have at the time of mixing this recipe if you can. There is enough for a very generous portion for your entire body. If you’re looking for honey skin and body care products with a longer shelf life, visit the links below to explore our products.

Adapting our Honey Oat Scrub

  • Feel free to use your favorite vegetable oil. Sunflower is great, Avocado or Jojoba all work
  • Add 1/2 cup greek yogurt or whole milk (works wonders for the skin)
  • If you have any dried fruit powder, strawberry would add a layer of loveliness
  • Try mixing an additional gentle exfoliant like chia seeds or cornmeal
  • Refrigerate this mixture to create a mask to help with reducing inflammation

If you decide to try making this recipe, share a snapshot with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

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DIY Honey Oat Scrub in honor of National Oat Month, in glass with spoon with side-dish of honey

Honey Oat Scrub

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
This simple scrub is soothing, brightening and improves the skin in one treatment. Try mixing this up for the skin twice a week and revel in the results!
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  • 3/4 c organic sugar
  • 1/4 c ground raw oats
  • 1/4 c coconut oil fractionated or raw unrefined, melted
  • 1/4 c Waxing Kara Honey
  • 10 drops of essential oil


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add the wet ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • Scoop some of the scrub mixture into your hands and massage gently onto skin for a minute or two.
  • Leave on for 5 minutes before soaking.
  • Rinse in shower when you are all finished.
Honey oat scrub ingredients of oats, raw honey, raw oats and milk on burlap
Raw ingredients including milk, honey and oats

2 thoughts on “Honey Oat Scrub for Face and Body”

  1. Do you know what the shelf life for this scrub would be? This recipe looks so lovely, can’t wait to try it!

    • There is none. I would only make what you need. If there is any leftover, I would keep it in the fridge for no more than a couple of days.

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