Homemade oatmeal scrub with almonds, lavender, and chamomile
1/4 cup raw almonds
4 tbsp oatmeal
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp chamomile flowers (or the contents of chamomile tea packets)
2 tsp sweet almond oil + 5 drops lavender extract -OR- 2 tsp lavender oil
Chop raw almonds in a spice grinder or food processor until they are a fine meal.
Add remaining ingredients and blend well until mixture is a soft granular powder.
To use each morning, put half a tablespoon of this mixture in your palm and add just a couple of drops of water.
Rub hands together to make a paste. Gently rub and massage it onto damp skin in circular motions to exfoliate. Wash off with warm water and a warm, damp washcloth; end with a splash of cold. Keep the scrub in a well-sealed glass jar and it will stay fresh for months.