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DIY Oat Bath Soak


Sugarpuffish DIY Oat Bath Soak


You may already have heard of this but oats contain properties that may help soothe itching and reduce inflammation. My Doctor always wants to prescribe me Aveeno for my eczema but this brands is not for me. It is full of ingredients I avoid however it is formulated with colloidal oatmeal (finely ground oats). If you wish to include oats in your beauty routine, I would suggest starting with a bath. This natural remedy may not work for everyone but it is one I have been using for years.

You will need 
  • plain porridge oats (not the instant kind) 
  • elastic band 
  • muslin cloth or clean pair of tights 
Method 

  • Lay muslin cloth on a flat surface 
  • Place one or two handfuls of oats in the centre of cloth 
  • Gather the edges and secure with an elastic band to form a bundle (a hair tie, string or ribbon could be used if you do not have an elastic band to hand) 
  • Add the muslin oat bag to a bath, running water over it to help turn the water ‘milky’. On occasions squeeze the muslin bag to release more of the oat ‘milk’. 
  • Make sure the water temperature is not too hot as that can aggravate sensitive skin 
  • Now enjoy a soak in the bath. You can leave the oat bag in the water and use it to wash your body. 
  • When you are finished bathing, discard the oats in your food waste bin and the muslin cloth can be washed and reused. 
  • When drying yourself, remember to pat the towel on skin rather than rubbing
  • If you wish to follow up with a lotion containing oats, you may be interested in *Caralis triple oat cream
Caralis Triple Oat Cream


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Disclaimer - *PR sample, not a substitute for medical advice/treatment, please carry out patch testing

16 comments:

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    1. My other half is a Dr Who fan, we have several around the house :)

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  2. Ohh when I was a little girl I loved having oat bath soaks! ^ ^

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    1. Great to hear, Do you still have them? :)

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  3. I might give this a go my eczema is getting out of hand due to stress :( we have a Star Wars or super Heroes around our house! Darleks are fun

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    1. Let me know how you get on if you give this a try :)

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  4. Great DIY! So simple yet (I bet) so effective :-)
    I'm not really a bath taker but if I do I will keep this in mind :-)
    Rach xx

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    1. You can use the muslin oat bag to wash yourself over in the shower or grind the oats and use as a face/body scrub :)

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  5. Great DIY :) I definitely want to give this a go, and I haven't heard of Caralis before so I'll be checking out their Oat Cream now x

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    1. You will have to let me know how you get on with this DIY or the cream if you try them :)

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  6. I have heard about this before from various people who have had good results. I love a bit of DIY beauty. xx

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    1. It can be fun to play around in the kitchen and whip up a beauty treatment :)

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  7. Great post Sarah - although my oat soak is usually done with oats in a rather unglamorous sock tied at the top to stop the oats escaping!! :) When we all had chicken pox a few years ago it was a life safer - great for any inflamed skin complaint I guess.xx

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    1. haha nothing wrong with using a sock :D that's such a good idea using for chicken pox

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