Saturday, March 29, 2008

Avocado Oatmeal Scrub


Sometimes I buy avocadoes that look perfect but when I slice into them I find they are not edible. Avocadoes are not cheap, and I don't like to waste them, so I found another way to use them.

Avocado Oatmeal Scrub

about one avocado, scooped out and slightly mashed
(even if it's turning brown or the texture is all wrong for eating)
1/8 cup oatmeal
1 tbsp olive oil or almond oil
5 drops skin safe essential oil (lavender is nice)
1 tsp lavender flowers (or a slightly larger amount of lavender leaves if your herbs aren't blooming yet)
a few mint leaves

Process all the ingredients with a stick blender (chopping blade) or food processor. Refrigerate until ready to use (I use it within 12 hours).
To use: smooth over your body and then rinse off.

I find this procedure best when using a scrub: turn the shower on for a few moments before you enter it so that the environment is warm and steamy. Turn off the shower, enter the shower, apply the scrub all over your body. Then turn on the shower and rinse off.

Optional: add a little almond meal for a scrubbier texture.

This week, Weekend Herb Blogging is hosted by http://houndstoothgourmet.com/ . Rules for Weekend Herb Blogging are here.

3 comments:

Ramona said...

This is very clever! Thank you for entering it into WHB.
Cheers,
Ramona

lewintx said...

that's a great idea. thanks.

Kalyn said...

Great idea, and a very unique entry for WHB too!