Oatmeal is the perfect ingredient for facial masks since it contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds which soothe itchy, dry and irritated skin. It is also excellent in absorbing oil, great for acne-prone skin. I've used oatmeal in DIY masks with amazing results, which is why I was very interested in an article I found on about.com featuring oatmeal masks. Click here to go to the article.
Since I've really gotten into making my own soap, I want to dive into making more beauty items. Lip balm is something I buy a lot of and always have some with me. Click here for an article that includes many recipes for lip balm!