In this gentle honey-oat face scrub recipe, ground oats have a natural and gentle exfoliating effect to remove dead skin cells that clog pores while effectively cleansing the skin. Antimicrobial honey helps even out skin tone and heal issues within the dermis. Lemon is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and removes dead surface skin cells while lightening age spots!  

Oatmeal is as good for your outside as it is for your insides – who knew!? It has the impressive ability to protect our skin from annoying irritants like unavoidable pollution or the lauryl sulfate we intentionally use daily (think soaps, shampoos, cosmetics, cleaners…).

Ready in less than 10 mins. 

Yields 3-4 applications.  

About this recipe:  

  • Vegetarian
  • You can store the remainder of the scrub in a small, sealed glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days

Here’s what you’ll need… 


  • 2 TBSP rolled oats  
  • 1 TBSP raw, local honey 
  • ½ TBSP fresh squeezed lemon juice 


To Make: 

  1. Using a food processor, pulse oats 5-10 times until evenly ground, but not powdered.  
  2. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients until completely combined and a pliable scrub has formed.  

To Use: 

Using clean fingers, scoop about ¼ of the mixture and gently scrub your face with it for 2-3 mins. Rinse with warm water and follow up with a serum and/or moisturizer.

For added protective benefits, allow scrub to remain on the skin for 5-10 mins.

If you enjoyed this gentle honey-oat face scrub, why not try this antioxidant-rich coffee face mask and scrub, with incredible antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers. 

After you’ve used one of these scrubs, it’s a good idea to apply one of your favorite serums to maximize its healing benefits on your skin. You can choose to repair and protect the skin with AnnieMak’s Restore Vitamin C Serum, with its industry-leading 26% concentration of natural vitamin C. Or you can hydrate and smooth wrinkles with AnnieMak’s Reverse Anti-Aging Serum, scientifically formulated to deeply moisturize more effectively than hyaluronic acid.