Soothing Oatmeal Bath For Eczema – DIY Recipe For You

Eczema is one of those worst skin issues that a huge number of people throughout the world suffer from. The situation even worsens during the winter when the air becomes drier. But there is a simple home remedy i.e. oatmeal bath, which can cure this annoying eczema flare-ups successfully. Let us start with a simpler version of the regular oatmeal bath recipe and follow it up with a more complicated one. Take a look how to get eczema and itch-free skin with a soothing oatmeal bath:

Soothing Oatmeal Bath For Eczema

DIY – Soothing Oatmeal Bath For Getting Rid Of Eczema

Recipe 1:

Supplies Required:

  • Oats – 1 cup full (There is no specific choice. You can use anything from steel-cut oats to rolled oats to instant oats as per your convenience.)
  • A spoon (It is basically required for the measuring purpose. So, you may also take a measuring cup or a simple scooper.)
  • A small cup
  • One airtight glass or plastic jar
  • A grinding machine (A regular blender will also do.)
  • Water – As required

Steps To Follow:

  1. Put the oats inside the jar of the grinder or the blender and grind until it turns into an almost smooth powder. You may need to do it in multiple batches depending upon the size of your grinder jar.
  2. Make sure that the consistency of your oatmeal powder is perfect for your bath. For this, take a teaspoonful of it and mix with a cup of water thoroughly. The mixture should look milky white during stirring. Otherwise, you need to grind the oats a little more to make it further powdery.
  3. Once you are done with all the oats, pour the oatmeal powder into the airtight jar, close the lid tightly and store it.
  4. You need to take half cup of this oatmeal powder in average and add it to the water present in the tub each time you bath. However, do not hesitate to adjust the amount of oatmeal powder as per your requirement. Just look at the water during mixing it and you will know how much you need.

Soothing Oatmeal Bath For Eczema

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Recipe 2:

Supplies Required:

  • Oats – 1 cup full
  • EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) – 3 tablespoons
  • Baking soda – (1/4) cup
  • A spoon
  • A small cup
  • An airtight jar
  • A grinder or a blender
  • Water – As required

Steps To Follow:

  1. Just like the previous method, pour all the oats into the jar of the grinder or the blender and grind to form an almost fine powder.
  2. Check the consistency of your oatmeal powder. Take a cup of water and put one spoonful of the powder in it. Stir well. If the water turns milky white, you are done with your grinding work. If not, repeat grinding to make the oatmeal powder finer and smoother.
  3. Once you get the perfect oatmeal powder, transfer it to the airtight jar and store it for future use by closing the lid tightly.
  4. During bath time, fill your tub with water and add at least (3/4) cup of oatmeal powder to it. Also, add EVOO and baking soda to the mixture.
  5. Mix all the ingredients properly with the water so that everything gets distributed throughout. You may increase or decrease the amounts of ingredients as per your necessity.

Soothing Oatmeal Bath For Eczema

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Important Tips

Make sure that you keep the following points in mind while preparing for an oatmeal bath:

  • Grind the oats as fine as possible so that they do not create a big mess by sinking to the bottom of the tub.
  • Instead of grinding the whole oats, you can also put them inside a piece of cheesecloth or even a muslin bag and let it hang in the water. This will also work the same way.
  • Oatmeal, when mixed with water, can turn the water as well as the tub quite slimy or slippery. So be careful while moving inside the tub.

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Benefits of DIY Oatmeal Bath For Eczema

Both of these oatmeal bath recipes have impressive results. Let us tell you why and how the ingredients actually work:

  1. Oats are enriched with antioxidants, which give the ingredient very strong anti-inflammatory properties to fight against eczema and itchiness. Apart from this, they also help in cleansing the skin, keeping up its barrier activities by creating a protective layer and combating excessive dryness by retaining its natural moisture.
  2. As we all know, EVOO is one of the miraculous natural skin emollients as well as moisturizers. It is full of the fatty acid called linoleic acid, which puts a stop to the evaporation of water from our skin cells and thus, keeps the entire skin soft and hydrated for long.
  3. Baking soda is a true effective solution for skin irritation or itchiness. It is known to increase the pH of our skin considerably so that it gets soothed and we get rid of sudden flare-ups.

Having a DIY oatmeal bath every day for a couple of weeks can help you bring your eczema under control in an effective manner.

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