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Squeaky Clean and Green Skin Cleanser

Squeaky Clean and Green Skin Cleanser

If you want clean skin without weird chemicals, try making this inexpensive all-purpose skin cleanser: itís pure and natural, easy on the planet, and great for your skin–and so gentle that it is ideal for even dry or sensitive complexions. Gentle exfoliating action for squeaky clean skin the simply green way!


1/2 cup ground oatmeal
1/3 cup finely ground sunflower seeds
1/4 cup finely ground almond meal
1 teaspoon powdered dried peppermint leaves or lavender flowers
Water, milk, or heavy cream, enough to moisten

1. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.

2. You will need around 2 teaspoons of the mixture for your face and throat. When ready to use, add enough liquid to form a spreadable paste. (Use water if your skin is oily, milk for normal skin, and cream for dry skin.)

3. Allow the mixture to thicken for 1 minute, then massage gently into your skin. Rinse with warm water.

4. The dry mixture will keep in the freezer for a year, or in a cool, dry place for 6 months.

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Adapted from 50 Simple Ways to Pamper Yourself, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Stephanie Tourles. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from 50 Simple Ways to Pamper Yourself, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1999).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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1:28AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

Thanks for the info.

10:07PM PST on Jan 12, 2012

great tips thank you!!!

2:12PM PST on Jan 11, 2012

Thanks! I will definitely use this!

4:12PM PST on Jan 10, 2012

Thanks for this article.

1:48AM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

Thank you

10:59PM PDT on Jul 13, 2011

thanks for sharing.

9:17AM PDT on Aug 20, 2010

I've been using ground oats mixed with water into a paste on my face for many years now. It's a great exfoliator!

4:46AM PDT on Aug 17, 2010

And I'm allergic to almonds! LOL!

4:45AM PDT on Aug 17, 2010

Unfortunately, I have oily skin and natural cosmetics don't work for me. :-(

12:25PM PDT on Aug 16, 2010

Sounds fantastic!

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