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The Oatmeal RX is the title of a feature story in the October issue of Breathe magazine by Colleen Oakley.

Here’s the story which features my client Randi Ragan, the founder/owner of GreenBliss EcoSpa and a Green Living and Holistic Lifestyle expert.

It isn’t just the perfect fall morning treat – oatmeal is the latest skincare ingredient to boost your beauty factor.

There’s nothing like a warm bowl of oatmeal on a chilly autumn morning to fill you up and keep you going all day long. But it’s not just for breakfast anymore-applied topically, it can be the perfect treat for your skin too.

“Oats have long been used for enhancing the quality of skin” says Randi Ragan, holistic lifestyle expert and owner of the GreenBliss EcoSpa in L.A. “They are chock-full of phytonutirents and antioxidants, which help keep you glowing and youthful.”

Oatmeal is also high in zinc, she says, which helps the healing process of the body and skin, so oatmeal is a great ingredient for treating acne, as well as itchy skin rashes like poison ivy.”

And ground up, the texture of oatmeal becomes a great exfoliator.


Skip the beauty counter and make your own oatmeal skin treatment with this recipe from Randi Ragan. This dual-action scrub rids the skin of dead cells and the apple juice tightens and tones. Honey has natural anti-micobial properties and works with the oatmeal to calm inflamed skin.

How to: Mash Oats, cornmeal and honey into a thick paste with fork. Combine with apple  pieces in a food processor or blender until smooth. Apply in a circular motion on face and then let sit for 20 minutes. rinse with warm water.

2 tbsp. Rolled Oats
1 1/2 tsp. Cornmeal
1 tbsp. Honey (any sticky syrup will work)
1/2 Apple peeled and cut into chunks

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Go pick up a copy of September’s Organic Spa Magazine and turn to page 48 for Green Living and Holistic Lifestyle expert Randi Ragan’s 5 Fit Ways To Lean Green.  Or just click here.

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Pick up a copy of September’s Whole Living and turn to page 38 for some great DIY beauty tips from Green Living and Holistic Lifestyle expert Randi Ragan ( Whole Living features her honeydew melon facial scrub filled with vitamin C – a vital antioxidant for skin-tissue repair.