The following is an excerpt by Ashley from our Heritage Sourcebook...
Another face wash I use often is cleansing grains. As with the calendula oil–based cleanser and aloe-honey face wash, it leaves the skin’s natural protective barrier—the acid mantle—intact. The cleansing grains exfoliate without stripping moisture. A bonus feature is they can also be applied and
used as a mask. I use bentonite clay in my cleansing grains, along with gluten-free oats and my favorite skin-nurturing herbs.
1 cup organic, gluten-free oats
1⁄2 cup bentonite clay
1⁄2 cup dried herbs (any combination of calendula, chamomile, lavender, and rose)
1. Grind all the ingredients in an herb grinder. You can also use
a coffee grinder that hasn’t been used for grinding or a mortar
2. Mix together, and store in a glass jar with a tight lid. If stored
properly, cleansing grains will last a few months.
3. To use as a cleanser, put a scoop of the cleansing grains in your hand and mix with a little water or hydrosol. Massage onto your face, and then wash off with warm water or a warm, wet washcloth. Follow with hydrosol, serum, and lotion.
4. To use as a face mask, apply as described in the previous step but leave it on until it is dry. once completely dry, wash it off with warm water or a warm, wet washcloth. Follow with hydrosol, serum, and lotion.