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.

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).


Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Sheri L.
Sheri S6 years ago

great tips thank you!!!

Katherine Head
Katherine Head6 years ago

Thanks! I will definitely use this!

Jennifer C.
Past Member 6 years ago

Thanks for this article.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Loo Samantha
Loo sam6 years ago

thanks for sharing.

Denise Plant
Denise P7 years ago

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

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W7 years ago

And I'm allergic to almonds! LOL!

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W7 years ago

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

Hanan W.
Hana W7 years ago

Sounds fantastic!