Cleansing Grains Recipe

Find out how to use the everyday grains in your kitchen to easily craft an all natural cleanser.

| August/September 2020

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Oatmeal, cornmeal, and wheat germ all make excellent skin scrubs on their own, so why not combine the three to create a multipurpose cleansing grain mixture that can be used all over your face and body? Keep a jar of these cleansing grains in your bathroom, and add a small amount of the mixture to your favorite cleanser to give it extra cleaning power and help remove dead skin cells. Yield: 2 ounces.


  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons wheat germ


Mix all three ingredients together, and store in an airtight container. To use cleansing grains for your face, combine 1 or 2 teaspoons of the mixture with equal parts water or cleanser to create a paste. (You’ll need about 1/2 cup for your whole body.) Massage this paste gently into your skin. Rinse well with warm water, and pat dry.

Learn more about natural skin care here!



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