One of the reasons I started Root Beauty was because I have VERY SENSITIVE skin! And what that really means is that I react very quickly and sometimes quite violently to chemicals. Being a redhead with fair skin, I also tend to have dryer skin. I grew up just outside of Detroit and the winters could be brutal. My skin would crack and bleed, which is why I live in Souther California now -- I wasn't meant for the cold.
Now back to the oatmeal bath! You can buy oatmeal bath products in the store, but for what you get they are pricey. You can make your own oatmeal bath if you have oats and a blender or food processor or even a coffee grinder (if you clean it out first). Put about 1 cup of oats in your chosen device and blend on high until you get a fine powder. You can test it by putting a teaspoon in a cup of warm water. If the oatmeal absorbs into the water making it a bit milky, you have ground it into a fine enough powder. If not, keep grinding. When you are done, sprinkle the oatmeal into your bath and soak for 15-20 minutes.
Oatmeal baths are great for a lot of reasons including, but not limited to, helping with:
- Dry skin
- Insect bites
Try it and let me know what you think!