January 10, 2017
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Oat (Avena sativa) in colloidal form is a centuries-old topical treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including skin rashes, erythema, burns, itch, and eczema; Reference
It’s wintertime and my normally dry skin is even drier and itchy. To ease the itchiness I like to batch in colloidal oatmeal and powdered whole milk powder (milk powder without the fat removed).
Making Colloidal Oat Powder is simple. You will need a Food Processor to grind it as finely as you can. The finer you grind it the easier it will dissolve in your bath tub. If your food processor is large enough add a full packed of Organic Whole Oats. Place it into the processor and grind it till it turns into a fine powder. If you only have a blender or a small processor you will have to grind it a cup at a time.
After your oats are ground into a fine powder hand mix 1 part of milk powder to 2 parts of oat powder. Add 1 cup of this mixture to your bath. Relax in your bath for 15 to 20 minutes.
When you are finished with your bath before toweling off rub a nice body oil over your entire body and pat yourself dry.
Another way to use colloidal oats it to apply it topically to reduce rashes, itchiness and dryness. Add 1Tablespoon to colloidal oats or just plain oats to 1 cup of water. Boil the water and drain off the the oats. Apply to itchy areas of your skin.