How to use Oatmeal in Skincare
Oatmeal baths products are very beneficial for every skin type but are most healing for dry, irritated skin. It acts as a natural cleanser, softens and moisturizers the skin. Colloidal oatmeal is simply oats grounded to a fine powder. It is recommended for temporary relief of chickenpox, eczema, insect bites and other skin irritations.
Oatmeal foot soak
Ingredients: Oatmeal, sea salt, sodium bicarbonate
Directions - ground rolled oats to a fine powder in coffee grinder or blender. Combine with sea salt and add no more than 0.5% essential oils. Add it to warm water for a moisturizing and soothing foot bath.
Oatmeal with honey mask
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, 1/4 cup grounded oatmeal.
Directions - Mix into a paste. Use immediately or refrigerate for 1 week. Honey will soften and condition the skin. Yogurt contains lactic acid and zinc; the lactic acid smooths skin while the zinc helps clear blemishes and pimples.
Oatmeal scrub - will make nice non leaking scrub with great wash off
Ingredients: 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup Granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sea salt fine, 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup shea butter, 1/2 cup ground oatmeal, 2 tablespoons e-wax
Ground 1/2 crolled oats to fine powder (using different textures is great for a scrub). Combine with sugars and salt.
Melt e-wax with olive oil and add to shea butter. Mix until creamy. Combine wet and dry phase ingredients together, scent or add essential oils, bottle in a large jar. Makes over 2 cups of scrub.
Oatmeal Soap Crunch - Makes a super rich oatmeal crunch bar.
Ingredients: 50% Olive oil, 30% Palm Oil, 15% Coconut oil, 5% Cocoa butter, 10-20% powdered Oatmeal.
Directions- 10-20% powdered oats, add at light trace. If added at heavy trace it tends to crack, use 6% lye discount.
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