Homemade Honey Oatmeal Acne Mask

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Fight acne naturally! This mask will reduce scars and fight-off unwanted pimples and blackheads for glowing skin! Homemade Honey Oatmeal Acne Mask

Let’s do coffee! No computer, no email, just you and me. As we sip on our freshly-brewed coffee, in over-sized chairs, you’ll probably notice I possess a few characteristics.

First, despite my introvert-nature, I’m bubbly and talkative. At first I appear quiet and reserved, but give me a few seconds, buy me a coffee, and this gal can chat, even crack jokes. Second, activity is my game. I’ll sit and enjoy the coffee, but I love to be active.  I pack an enormous amount of energy in this little five foot frame.  Energy I intend to put toward good use.

So, here I am.  A secret introvert with a bubbly, talkative personality loaded with enough energy to power a house. Behind all those characteristics, there’s one trait that has always left  me feeling a bit “less”.

Since my early twenties, I’ve dealt with scaring and mild acne. At first I thought diet had a large part to play.  I tried everything recommended from cutting out cheese (no!!!!) to leaving my favorite coffee mug in the drawer (not a pretty picture). After months without positive results, I happily welcomed back cheese and my morning cup of joe.

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  • be an informed consumer and read ingredient lists
  • make your own body products using simple ingredients (i.e.cocoa powder, baking soda, oats, yogurt, honey)
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Commercials did their job and soon I found myself on a never-ending shopping spree, buying every “acne-fighting” product on store shelves. The creams, lotions, spot-treatments, and mineral makeups left me poor and without any acne relief.

Fight acne naturally! This mask will reduce scars and fight-off unwanted pimples and blackheads for glowing skin! Homemade Honey Oatmeal Acne Mask

Finally, a couple years ago, a very welcomed “aha” moment arrived. What if the solution wasn’t my “clean” diet or finding the perfect store-bought product?  I took a deep breath, bought a few ingredients and ventured down the scary road of “DIY”. I felt overwhelmed. “I can’t possibly make my own beauty products! Bread? That’s easy, but lotion, astringent, and make-up? No way!”

Within a few weeks my acne greatly diminished, my skin glowed, and my confidence returned. Ditching the toxic ingredients in store-bought face soaps, lotions, and acne-fighting gels actually cleared my skin!

Today, my beauty routine consists of simple homemade concoctions.  Jojoba or almond oil are my cleansers, a homemade astringent balances my skin’s PH,  and homemade lotion nourishes my skin.

Fight acne naturally! This mask will reduce scars and fight-off unwanted pimples and blackheads for glowing skin! Homemade Honey Oatmeal Acne Mask

This honey oatmeal mask is just one of the simple homemade products I use when pampering my skin and fighting off acne. Let’s take a look at few ingredients:

Oats: contains anti-inflammatory properties and saponins, a cleansing agent, making oats perfect for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Honey: with antibacterial and antioxidant properties, honey is perfect for achieving that “glow” while fighting acne and nourishing aging skin. Honey also naturally opens pores.

Lemon: contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to fight off acne and blackheads. Lemon juice’s citric acid can help fade dark spots and acne scars. Lemon juice can also help cut down on an abundance of oil.

Tea Tree Essential Oil: Known for its antiseptic properties, tea tree essential oil has been used for everything from treating acne to dandruff.

I use my Honey Oatmeal Acne Mask once to twice a week before bed. First, I cleanse my face using jojoba or almond oil and then proceed with the mask. After fifteen minutes, I rinse with cold water and follow with homemade astringent and lotion.

Fight acne naturally! This mask will reduce scars and fight-off unwanted pimples and blackheads for glowing skin! Homemade Honey Oatmeal Acne Mask

homemade honey oatmeal acne fighting face mask
4.8 from 5 votes

Honey Oatmeal Mask

This honey oatmeal mask is just one of the simple homemade products I use when pampering my skin and fighting off acne.

Course DIY
Cuisine Beauty
Keyword Oatmeal Mask
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 Treatments
Calories 174 kcal
Author Kristin Marr


  • 2 TB old fashioned rolled oats see note on how to grind oats
  • 1/2 TB lemon juice
  • 2 TB honey
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil


  1. Grind the oats.
  2. In a small bowl mix together ground oats, lemon juice, honey, and tea tree oil.
  3. Apply to face to create a mask. Leave on the skin for 10-15 minutes. Remove the mask with cold water and a washcloth.

Note: To grind oats, place desired amount of oats in a spice grinder, blender, or food processor. Pulse oats until coarse and flour-like.

This recipe makes enough for two to three treatments. Store extra in the fridge in an airtight container.

Fight acne naturally! This mask will reduce scars and fight-off unwanted pimples and blackheads for glowing skin! Homemade Honey Oatmeal Acne Mask

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 Homemade Facial Astringent 


 Nourishing Homemade Body Wash 


  Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion (without Coconut Oil)

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  • 5 stars
    This is a great recipe. Just one thing, when using anything citrus on your skin just be aware that your skin becomes a bit light sensitive. Be sure to wear extra sunscreen when heading outside. Thanks for sharing these great recipes.

  • Thank you for the recipe. Excited to try it out! I was wondering how you cleanse your face with almond or jojoba oil? Would you mind sharing your facial cleaning method?


  • Thanks for sharing.. I use tea tree oil, it is a gentle oil that has soothing, anti-inflammatory properties. It can offer much relief with dry skin.

    • do you use tea tree oil for oil cleansing or how?? I have started using it just as a leave on topical thing and in household cleaners but am trying to figure the oil cleansing out

      • Hey Alisha, Olive oil can be used for oil cleansing. If you’d like to add tea tree oil, I suggest adding a few drops to a small container/bottle of the olive oil and then gently shake. Tea tree is one of the few oils that can be applied directly to the skin so I’ve also used tea tree as a spot treatment for blemishes while I sleep. Adding gut-happy foods to my diet has also helped: ferments, probiotics, and good fats (yogurt, sauerkraut, real butter/coconut oil, real pickles, kombucha, etc.).

  • good day im really amazed about your recipe i want to have it but my skin are pretty dry so i need a lotion for my skin dry and moisturizer and toner for my face i have no pimples(bec im dry) but i notice the blackheads in my nose. Also a sunscreen im asian girl but i live now here in australia thank you and more power God bless your works.

  • ok, so this oil cleansing thing, I have read about olive oil, can you cleanse with olive oil or how is this all done?? I have been cleansing with raw honey but want to incorporate raw honey in the am and oil cleansing at night to see how that works because my skin is the same, I have always fought acne but after my 3rd child and a tubal ligation my hormones have went berserk and I have started using progesterone cream in hopes it starts working to. My acne is rampant on my back, chin and neck mostly and it WILL NOT GO AWAY!

  • Im wondering… can I use honey that’s not raw but organic being as that’s what I have? Thanks in advance, I am very excited to try this mask!

  • Hi!

    I was wondering if it’s absolutely necessary to store this in the refrigerator? If a bigger batch is made, how long is the shelf life?

    Thanks so much!

  • Please recommend: Can you explain cleaning with Olive Oil or is Tea Tree better. When/how often to use the sugar scurb and when/how to use the oatmeal mask. First time seeing your web. Also, what is the astringent recipe and lotion recipe please. I believe I caused a problem with my skin when I had it “threaded”. I’m afraid to do anything to it now. Thank you Pam

    • Hey Pamela, Olive oil and tea tree are very different products. Olive oil is great for cleansing and used in many recipes as a nourishing skin oil. Tea tree is an essential oil (not an oil like olive or coconut oil) and used for helping to fight bacteria related skin conditions like acne. I use a sugar scrub once a week on my skin. I use a mask (sometimes just a basic clay mask, other times an oatmeal mask) once or twice a week.

  • 5 stars
    Hi, This is a great recipe. I was just wondering if I had to use tea tree oil or if I could do without, please get back to me soon ????

  • Hi
    Just tried the mask for first time. Smells wonderful, but after 2 attempts I am having trouble applying it to my face. With this recipe I can only apply once as about 1/3 of the mix falls off my face. Tried adding more honey to stick, but not getting great coverage. Tips/thoughts?

    • Additionally mine does not look like your picture. Mine needs more liquid if I make exactly as the recipe here lists. Mine is in a ball/ pretty dry, not soupy. Thanks

  • 5 stars
    Stumbled upon your site and now I’m in love! I’ve tried this mask last night and my skin already feels softer. Can I use this on a daily basis before bed or is that not advised?

    • Hey Cythina, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the blog! Face masks can cause the skin to produce more oil, from my experience, so I would limit the usage of this mask to 1-2 times a week, at most.

  • Tea tree oil works for acne not just the pimple. If you are using it for the occasional pimple, put a little bit of tea tree oil on a Q-tip and apply it to the pimple. Tea tree oil anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. It is used to for a number of things, including bad breath, athlete’s foot, cold sores, body odor and acne. It is safe to use tea tree oil as a treatment for whiteheads and blackheads.
    Make a tea tree oil mask to help acne. tea tree oil can be applied to your skin two to three times daily for best results.

    • Hey Noopa, A lot plays into skin health, from products used to food to hydration and gut health. One mask won’t change the skin, although it can help to improve it. It’s hard to answer that.

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