How to Make Your Own Oatmeal Bath

How To Make An Oatmeal Bath

Oatmeal Baths: How They Soothe Skin?

Oatmeal baths are extremely beneficial for every skin type but are most healing for dry and irritated skin. Oats are anti-inflammatory and ease itching while nourishing and soothing dry skin.

1.Simple Oatmeal Bath

This is the simplest of the oatmeal baths you can make at home. The oatmeal will soothe itchy skin or rashes.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup baking soda
Directions:

Grind the rolled oats to a fine powder in a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder. Add the oatmeal powder and baking soda to a tub full of warm water. Soak for fifteen minutes to soothe dry skin.

2.Chamomile Oatmeal Bath

This is the most effective and easy of the oatmeal baths you can make at home. It will soothe rashes and dry, itchy skin.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 10 drops chamomile essential oil
Directions:

Grind the rolled oats in a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder. Then, add the powder to a tub full of warm water.

Add the essential oil and swirl with your hands to combine. Soak in the bath for at least twenty minutes then pat dry with a clean towel without rinsing to soothe dry skin.

3.Floral Oatmeal Bath

This is the most conditioning of the oatmeal baths you can make at home. It will soften and condition dry skin.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers
  • 1-2 tablespoons dried rose petals
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender flowers
Directions:

Grind the rolled oats until they are a coarse powder in a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder. Combine with the dried herbs. Place one-half cup of the oatmeal/herb mixture into the center of a double layer of cheesecloth.

Then, tie the cloth with a piece of string. Put the cheesecloth into the warm bath water as the tub is filling. Soak for fifteen minutes to condition dry skin.

4.Oatmeal Milk Bath

This is the most moisturizing of the oatmeal baths you can make at home. The milk and chamomile combined with the oatmeal moisturize dry skin and ease itching that accompanies the condition.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup rolled oats, finely ground
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers
Directions:

Combine the chamomile and milk in a lidded jar and allow the mixture to steep overnight in the refrigerator. Strain and add the liquid to a tub full of warm water. Grind the oatmeal to a fine powder in a blender, food processor, or coffee grinder.

Add the oatmeal to the bath and soak for 15-20 minutes. Pat the skin dry without rinsing and follow with a moisturizer for dry skin.