The majority of soaps, even the sensitive or gentle options, can strip your skin of essential oils and layers. How can you avoid this problem? By using natural ingredients! You can make your own skin cleanser at home with ingredients that are gentle, organic, and half the cost of commercial facial cleansers or soaps! Try this oatmeal chamomile cleansing powder recipe for smoother, softer, cleaner skin in minutes.

What You Need:

¼ cup uncooked dry rolled oats (or ¼ cup oat flour)

1 teabag organic chamomile tea (or 4 drops chamomile essential oil)

1 tablespoon bentonite clay

Glass jar


  1. Grind the rolled oats into a fine powder using a coffee grinder, spice grinder, or Magic Bullet and transfer to a bowl. If using oat flour, skip this step.
  2. In the same grinder, add about 1 teaspoon of the freshly ground oats (or flour) and the contents of the teabag. Grind to a fine powder, and transfer to bowl. If using chamomile essential oil, skip this step and add the oil directly to the bowl with the oat powder.
  3. Stir oat powder, chamomile powder, and bentonite clay and transfer to glass jar for storage.

To Use:

Wet face with warm water. Add a few drops of warm water to about ½ teaspoon of facial cleansing powder, and massage gently over entire face (avoiding the eye area). Rinse and enjoy your silky, refreshed skin!

Benefits of Ingredients:

Ground oats – The oats offer natural exfoliation that is gentle and perfect for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Chamomile – Chamomile is known for its soothing, calming properties both internally and externally. It is especially helpful in treating dry, irritated skin and also acts as an anti-inflammatory.

Bentonite clay – This clay helps remove wastes and toxins from the skin, purifying and cleansing the skin from the inside out.

Note: This cleanser does not remove makeup and is best used in the morning or after all makeup has been removed.