So if you or your little one has itchy, irritated skin what do you do? Colloidal oatmeal is super for calming cranky skin irritations, red scaly patches of skin disorders, itch associated with things like chicken pox or bug bites and also sun crisped skin.
You can buy colloidal oatmeal (see photo of the one I like) or make your own by pulverizing whole old fashioned (not instant) oats into a fine powder. Add a cupful or more to running bath water. Soak for at least 10-15 min then pat dry. Make sure the water is like Luke warm NOT hot if they have eczema as it heals better in tepid water. It will be a milky white water. It goes down the drain just fine but you will need to rinse your tub after. Just like if you had a kid doused in mud hop in the tub. Ring around the tub.
I have one kiddo with dry and irritated skin that he practically claws at until it bleeds. Adding a few spoonfuls of colloidal oatmeal to the lotion I make is so easy and super soothing for him. I amped his lotion up by adding some essential oils. He loves his "special" lotion.
Aveeno has made a killing off of colloidal lotion and bath washes. Just make your own!
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A mom of 3, pediatric chiropractor, natural remedy guru and wellness educator.