Friday, October 20, 2017

Uses For Oatmeal Other Than At Breakfast.

Berries, Bowl, Breakfast, Food, Fruit  Oatmeal is something I've had for breakfast over the years.  I usually have it cooked with dried fruit or I allow it to soak in milk overnight for the next morning.  It can be used in other ways just like tea bags, and left over coffee grounds.

It is said if you cover acne with  cooked oatmeal that has been cooled, it can get rid of it.  Be sure to let it set on the acne for several minutes before rinsing off.  In addition, cold oatmeal placed on a burn is said to help it heal.

Don't have any baking soda around for to remove smells from the refrigerator, use oatmeal instead.   People swear if you use oatmeal in ashtrays, it helps to get rid the smell of smoke.

If you grind half a cup of oatmeal in the blender before adding 1/4 cup of milk and a couple tablespoons of honey to make a paste you can use on a sunburn for 20 minutes to get rid of the the itch and it gets rid of irritated skin.  You can also add a cup of ground up oatmeal to your bathwater to sooth your sunburned skin.

The same bath water recipe can be used to sooth the skin of your dog.  Place your dog in the oatmeal water, pour the water over its skin, and dry the dog off after you take him out of the bathwater without rinsing him.

Mix 2 tablespoons of ground up oatmeal with one teaspoon of baking soda and enough water to make a paste.  Spread the paste on your clean, dried face for 10 minutes before rinsing off with cool water.  This a nice face mask.  On the other hand if you use equal parts of ground up oatmeal and baking soda, it makes a wonderful dry shampoo to add body to your hair between washes.

Make your own safe modeling substance out of equal parts of oatmeal and flour, and enough water to make a "clay"  it stays moist for hours but does harden overnight.  You can use food coloring to create a rainbow of colored "clay".

If you place dry oatmeal on spilled oil, it soaks it up nicely so its easier to clean.  In addition oat flour can be used to thicken soups or add oat flakes to your meat loaf.

I hope you found some new ways to use oatmeal in your regular life, other than for breakfast.  Have a great day.

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