Add oatmeal on your list at the next grocery store shopping trip. If you’re wondering about the benefits of oatmeal outside of breakfast, here are a few suggestions.
Reason #1 Refrigerator air freshener. By leaving an open canister out overnight in your refrigerator you take out stinky odors without adding chemicals to the contents of your food and fridge.
Reason #2 Clean a cast iron skillet. Mixing a little oatmeal with water will create a nice paste that will absorb leftover grease without stripping the cast iron of the good stuff.
Reason #3 Soak up kitchen oil spills. Simply, sprinkle oatmeal over an oil spill and wait 5 minutes before you can sweep it up.
Reason #4 Mix oatmeal into your ground beef while browning. It will stretch the beef, leave you feeling full longer, and it has a mild taste which will go unnoticed compared to the hearty flavors of the dish.
Reason #5 Freshen your hair with a dry shampoo. Simply combine one part oat flour with one part baking soda and voila! You’ve added some life to your hair in between the next wash.
Reason #6 Soothing oatmeal bath in the comfort of your home. For a spa like experience, you fasten a sock, pantyhose or cheesecloth filled with oat flour, to the bathtub faucet.
Reason #7 A gentle feeling of relief for burns. Apply some cold oatmeal to the afflicted area to soothe the pain.
Reason #8 Exfoliating the skin without additives. Revive your skin with coarsely ground oat flour.
Reason #9 Make a heat pillow for aches and pains. Works as well as a warming rice pillow, however, it smells much better.
Reason #10 Convenient itch relief patch for your pup.Mix equal parts warm water and oats, rub over the itchy spot thinly, leave for 10 minutes and rinse.