Soothe Dry Skin, Eczema, Poison Ivy, Bug Bites & more

oatmeal If you have dry skin, eczema, a rash, bug bites or poison ivy, this oatmeal bath will help soothe the itchiness. My kiddo has had eczema since she was a baby, which she got from my family, so I know all too well the discomfort that comes with it. You can buy premade oatmeal bath packets to soothe the itchiness, like the ones Aveeno makes, but if this is a recurring issue that cost can really add up. Plus, this DIY so easy that you could make some faster than you can run to the store and buy the premade packs.

I thought I could recreate the Aveeno packs by adding plain oatmeal to her bathwater? FAIL-what was I thinking? it was a clumpy mess. So, I tried again and put the oatmeal in my coffee bean grinder until it was ground up really fine and added about a cup to her bath. She wasn’t phased by the oatmeal being there since it was so fine, she ignored it and continued her dinosaur war at “sea” (true story) and after her bath, she had relief…victory it worked!

What you need to make it yourself:

  • Plain oatmeal
  • Blender, Coffee Bean Grinder or Food Processor

It’s so easy to do, just 1 step:

  • Just grind the oatmeal until it’s as fine as possible. (My coffee grinder has several settings so I ┬áset mine on the finest one. If you don’t have that option just grind it until it’s powdery.) After its ground, I just store in a plastic container so it’s ready to roll the next time I need it.

How you use it:

  • Just put about a cup or so in the bath water and soak for at least 10 mins.

How you know that you’ve got it right? The water should look milky and the oatmeal shouldn’t be really clumpy.

Next time you’re an itchy mess, just grab the can o’ oats and get to grinding and you’ll be minutes away from relief.

-Erin

 

 

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