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Oatmeal Bath Recipe

How to make oatmeal bath. A few easy steps on how to make a soothing oatmeal bath with a few ingredients.

Oatmeal baths are commonly used to help sooth certain skin problems such as eczema, insect bites, sunburn, or excessive dry skin. Inflammations on the skin can be very painful and embarrassing, but oatmeal can help to relieve you of that pain, and clear up that inflammation. Some doctors recommend oatmeal baths for babies who have skin irritations or diaper rashes, meaning that oatmeal is safe enough to even be used on babies. Oatmeal is also known to naturally exfoliate skin and help to slough off dead skin cells. You can buy an oatmeal mixture in stores, but with a few quick steps, you can actually make your own oatmeal mixture in the comfort of your own home.

Things You'll Need

-Oatmeal

1- 2 cups of instant oatmeal, slow cooking oats, or quick oats work just fine

(Be sure not to use flavored oatmeal)

1 or 2 cups of milk (optional)

A few tablespoons of honey (optional)

-Processor

Any food processor or even a coffee grinder works just fine. If you don't own either, you can try a blender used to mix drinks and smoothies.

1. Add the oatmeal to your food processor, coffee grinder, or blender and set it to the highest level or speed. You'll need the oatmeal to be as fine and as powdery as possible. After you've grinded the oatmeal down to a powder, you can test its consistency by adding a small about to a cup of warm water. If the oatmeal in the water becomes silky and milky then you have achieved the correct consistency.

2. Now add the oatmeal to a warm bath. (If you decide to use milk and/or honey, mix it with the oatmeal before adding it to the bath. Take note that it will make this mixture a bit messy to work with.) Make sure that you sprinkle it all over the water and mix it with your hand. If any small clumps of oatmeal remains, just help them dissolve with your fingers. Some clumps might stick to the bottom of the tub so make sure you get as much of it dissolved as you can.

3. When entering the tub, make sure that you don't slip on the oatmeal, because the mixture can make the bottom of you tub slippery. This may be dangerous, so please be careful not to fall. Soak in this mixture for 20 to 30 minutes.

Tips

-Using extra oatmeal and applying it to you feet, elbows and knees can help relieve them of dead skin that can cause discoloration and rough surfaces. You can make a batch of oatmeal and milk mixture in a jar and use it whenever you bathe. Just store it in a tight container and store the mixture in a relatively cool place.

-The added milk to this oatmeal bath mixture is to help add moisture and make your skin silky smooth.

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