Cleansing grains are the all natural solution for face washes, scrubs, masks and just about every diy beauty product you can think of.
I don’t buy a lot of beauty products. It’s not that I don’t like them — I mean I do just like pretty much every other woman out there — It’s just that I don’t obsess over them. I own a whopping 4 jars of beauty products, and I am pretty sure one of them is already expired. The reason why I don’t love them usually comes down to the fact that they’re full of chemicals and unpronounceable ingredients (that and an ingredient list that’s longer than life).
So when I saw cleansing grains at a posh boutique and read in the ingredients list that it had only 3 ingredients, I knew I had to try them. And when I say try them, I actually mean make them at home because they are too expensive to buy (but oh so cheap to make).
If you’ve never heard of cleansing grains before they are basically a mash-up of good for you things that help you treat your skin. You can mix them with water, coconut oil, milk or even your face wash to create a gentle, yet effective, cleanser. Depending on what you mix it with the result would obviously vary. For example, if you mix it with coconut oil (or any oil for that matter) you’ll end up with an ultra moisturizer scrub but if you mix it with a bit of your face wash the result would be more like cleaners. You can also just mix it with water for a 2 ingredient super natural homemade face wash.
It works like a charm on sensitive skin and you can pretty much customize it to fit your liking. For example, I love to keep it super simple with walnuts and oats but you can also add lavender, rice, cacao powder, and clay.
All Natural Cleansing Grains
1/2 Cup walnuts
1 Cup oats
optional: 1/4 Cup powdered milk, lavender, cacao or clay
In the bowl of a food processor combine the oats and walnuts.
Pulse until finely ground.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
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