The Not-So-Lotion Tutorial

So today I experimented with a “home remedy” project for dry skin/eczema. It went well, I think. I haven’t really tested it on anyone else but me, yet. Anyway, I like it and it works for me.

So here is how it is made:


  • Oatmeal (plain)
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil/milk (Preferably oil)
  • Flour
  • Grape oil (optional)
  • Pinch of sugar (optional)


  1. Grind/blend up the oatmeal dry as much as possible in a blender or processor
  2. Mix in the oils ’til you get a consistency you like
  3. Add the flour so that the mixture thickens to a lotion-like consistency
  4. Mix in a pinch of sugar (or as much as you would like), that way the lotion smells better

Simple right!

Okay, I know that it looks nasty, but it works!


  • Rub in circles on the dry areas of your skin
  • Make sure that you rub in as much oatmeal as possible
  • Rinse of the oatmeal and excess mix
  • Pat dry

Tutorials from Apartment therapy

Have you ever heard of a website called Apartment Therapy? If not, you should really take a look.

There are countless tips, tricks, DIY projects, and more. There is even a classifieds section!

So I have made a list of my top 10 favorite fun and relatively easy posts so far.

Here they are:

1. Upcycle a fake Christmas tree into a star map

2. How to make vegetable yarn dye

3. Make your own recycled lava lamp

4. Back to school DIY: Melted Crayons on Canvas

5. Add some fun to your trash can in the form of pixels

6. Improved sun jars: Easy DIY solar lights for your home

7. How to clean & organize your refrigerator

8. One minute tip: How to make a molded light switch plate

9. Tips to speed your tech through TSA checkpoints

10. Gifts for your pets: Organic Homemade Treats