The Benefits of Oatmeal in Soap

For anyone who has suffered from chickenpox, poison ivy, irritation from bug bites, or just suffers from dry skin, understands too well the persistent desire to scratch yourself can be more bothersome than the itching itself. Thankfully, colloidal oats can assist with soothing the itch and the irresistible temptation to scratch. 


Did you Know?

The oils naturally found in oatmeal coat, moisturize, protect and gently cleanses the skin while balancing the pH of irritated, itchy skin. When added to the bath it creates a treatment that can ease and soothe skin irritations. 

How Colloidal Oatmeal Works for the Skin 

The benefits of oatmeal come as a result of the natural compounds. Saponins - a type of natural cleanser - compiles its cleaning capacity. Colloidal oatmeal likewise has a large amount of starch and beta-glucan, which gives it its moisture-retaining ability. Also, colloidal oatmeal has a natural antiseptic that also lends to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and ultraviolet absorbing properties, therefore, making it an amazing yet gentle exfoliator.


Colloidal oats soothe the need to scratch, which is particularly valuable for aggravated, dry skin. The use of oatmeal in soap has also been known to soothe symptoms associated with skin inflammation; dermatitis; psoriasis; sunburns; sores or bruises; chickenpox; poison ivy, oak or sumac; shingles; and rosacea. You can take advantage of the soothing properties found in colloidal oatmeal in various forms. The most common is to soak in a warm bath sprinkled with colloidal oats.

A more fun and relaxing way of enjoying the benefits of colloidal oatmeal is with the use of bath bombs in addition to oatmeal soap bars. When bathing or showering with oatmeal soap, it’s best to use warm water as hot water can be drying which can lead to further irritation of your skin. After an oatmeal bath or showering with an oatmeal soap bar, be sure to follow up with a nourishing moisturizer or body butter.


There are many benefits to using soap made with colloidal oatmeal. Oatmeal soap bars can become part of your daily regime to keep dry, itchy skin calm and hydrated. You don’t have to wait for problems to arise before enjoying a bar of oatmeal soap, instead use daily to make sure your delicate skin remains soft, beautiful, hydrated and itch-free!

Do you use products with oatmeal? How does it work for you and your skin, let me know in the comments below.

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