Lemon Lime and Grapefruit Cleanser

This stuff is gorgeous! I only made up the recipe a few days ago, so I hope there are no long term side effects like fingers dropping off…shouldn’t be….It really cleans grotty hands and filthy feet; it’s also good to remove makeup but keep away from your eyes or broken skin as it will sting. It doesn’t dry your skin out either, like soaps and detergents, and your skin smells great..but do keep it away from the stingable bits!


  • 3 tb rolled oats or instant oats
  • 2 tb avocado oil or virgin olive oil
  • 3 tb bicarbonate of soda
  • 6 tb sorbelene cream or other moisturizing cream
  • 6 tb water
  • a squeeze of lemon, lime or grapefruit juice


  • Jar


  1. Rub oats between your fingers till it’s powdery- only takes about a minute. Add bicarb, oil and sorbelene; mix well; add water. keep in a jar in the bathroom, with a half lemon, lime or grapefruit.

To use:

  1. Empty a little into your palm, then squeeze on some juice. it will froth up to about three times it’s size. Rub into your hands then wash off. you can also add the juice to the jar- about 6tb juice. Still works well but it will all go flat after a few hours.

What you should know

Keep in a cool place. It has no preservatives so should be made fresh each week. If it looks or smells at all odd or looks different from yesterday throw it out.

ps don’t eat it either

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