Tried it Thursday {Oatmeal + Honey Face Mask}

Hey everybody – it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a DIY post and I thought it was about time I get back in the game.

So today, I’m sharing a face mask recipe I tried from Somewhat Simple – Oatmeal and Honey Facial Mask

I decided on this recipe because it had ingredients I had at home and didn’t require anything too farfetched.


Ingredients needed:

  • 1/2 cup of uncooked oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (make sure it is pure honey, not containing any other sweeteners)

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How to:

Heat all four ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat for about 5 or 6 minutes. Make sure to stir frequently to prevent the bottom from sticking.

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Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool – I placed mine in the fridge to speed this up a bit.

Massage a thick layer of honey into your face. Apply mask. Use upward strokes, for better coverage.

Lie down for 10 to 15 minutes.

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Use warm water and a wash rag to remove!


After my own experience doing this face mask, I’m not too impressed. The oatmeal mixture was extremely runny – even when following the directions. This made it extremely difficult to apply.

This also claims to be great for moisturizing your skin. While this cannot always be measurable immediately, I wasn’t very impressed in this area either. My skin doesn’t feel much smoother, I’ve definitely tried other DIY recipes with better immediate results. But we’ll see if there are any further improvements for moisturizing.

I would love to hear your personal opinions of the face mask if you give it a try or ways to improve the recipe for better results!
XO Elisebeth

Tried it Thursday {Tea Tree Coconut Oil Face Scrub}

I thought I would dip my toes more in the world of DIY.

Two summers ago I made an adorable sweatshirt with a pocket thanks to Pinterest. That’s been my only real Pinterest/DIY experience. I follow so many DIY guru bloggers, and I would love to do some of my own someday.

To start, I think I’ll just test out some projects and let you all know how they go!

I decided to try out this Tea Tree Coconut Oil Face Scrub.

She used an organic, raw coconut oil – I used LouAna Pure Coconut Oil and it worked quite well!

This recipe calls for:

  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 sugar
  • 10 drops of organic tea tree essential oil

I didn’t have very much sugar in the house, so I just dumped what I had in. Honestly, I didn’t measure the coconut oil either. I just globbed some into the mix and stirred the two together after adding some tea tree oil. It smelled amazing!

*apologies for the bra shot*

Here’s what it looked like after mixing it all together – kinda gloopy and an interesting texture. I wasn’t sure how it would apply or feel like on my face, but I went for it anyway. That’s the spirit of a true-DIYer, right?!
So as you can see, it’s completely translucent. You can’t tell it’s on my face at all except for looking super close and seeing an odd texture. I let it sit for a bit before scrubbing it off. After taking it off, I was shocked! My face has never been softer. I’m being 100% honest when I say that I reccommend making this face scrub. It’s amazing. I have used it one other time after initially making it, and once again I loved the results. I even made my fiance feel my face just for the sake of proving how soft it is.