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Oats: Not Just For Food

As the seasons change, our skin often has a hard time dealing with dry conditions. Here is a great recipe to help you get soft, itch-free skin.

1/2 cup coconut oil (soft or melted)

1/4 cup shea butter

2 tsp. Vitamin E Oil

1/4 cup of Oats

Air tight container: mason jar or glass container that will hold 2 cups but wide enough to get your fingers in.

Finely grind the oats to a powder and set aside. To do this, I use my snazzy blender. Stick the oats in the freezer for a few hours to harden up. Next, melt down the coconut oil on medium-low heat. Don't let it boil. Mix in the shea butter and stir continuously, again, don't let it boil. When the shea and coconut oil are smooth, add the blended oat. Mix together until smooth lotion consistency. Add the Vitamin E oil and stir once more. When it's all mixed up, remove from heat and pour into the air tight container. Let it cool for a couple hours, it will harden up and be ready to use.

To turn this into a sunscreen add 2 tablespoons of Zinc Oxide to the mixture and apply to the skin every hour outside.

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