How to Make an Oatmeal Infusion Water for Lotions

Use oatmeal as a simple ingredient in homemade skin products.

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You could slather all kinds of complicated concoctions over your sweet skin -- many of which contain chemicals that you can’t pronounce or even decipher. Your kitchen probably contains ingredients that your skin would love instead. Make an oatmeal infusion water for lotions. Oatmeal gives skin necessary nutrients and it soothes your skin naturally. After infusing the water with the benefits of oatmeal, you’ll be ready to whip up your lotion.


Measure and pour the oatmeal into the food processor. Process the oatmeal until it looks like flour.


Boil 2 cups of water on the stove top or in the microwave until it’s bubbling hard.


Measure and pour 2 tablespoons of oatmeal powder and 2 tablespoons of the dried herbs of your choice into the bowl. Stir the dry ingredients a little to mix them up.


Pour the 2 cups of boiling water over the oatmeal and herbs in the bowl. Give the goodness a little stir and then leave it alone for about 20 minutes. While you kick back with a magazine, the oatmeal and herbs will infuse into the water.


Strain out the herbs and oatmeal from the water after letting it sit. You should have about 1 1/2 cups of water after infusing the oats and herbs. The water you get will have all the goodness from the oatmeal and herbs in it -- perfect for using in a homemade lotion recipe. Use the infused water in any recipe.

Things You'll Need


1.1/4 cup old-fashioned oatmeal

3.Purified water

5.Large bowl

2.Food processor

4.Dried herbs such as rosemary, lavender, mint or chamomile

6.Metal strainer


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