What is Colloidal Oatmeal then?
Is Colloidal Oatmeal the same as Oatmeal you eat for breakfast? No, it is not, but good for you just the same. Oatmeal and Colloidal oatmeal are both basically oats. They are both ingested and have similar effects. Oatmeal is eaten and colloidal oatmeal is ingested by the skin. They both have calming effects inside the body and on the body. Oats are great source of beta-glucans and has lots of Vitamin B’s which supports your nervous system.
Colloidal oatmeal is an aqueous solution of water and oats. It is rich in beta-glucans known to reduce skin inflammation. Colloidal oatmeal is absorbed by the skin and is very soothing and calming to the skin when applied topically. Its soothes every inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, poison ivy, acne, rosacea and more.
How can I use Colloidal Oatmeal
There are many ways you can benefit from colloidal oatmeal. Some people like putting it in their bath to soothe their skin and calm their nerves. It is easy to make your own!
Colloidal Oatmeal in your bath
Take 1 to 2 cups of gluten free oatmeal, grind it up in a coffee grinder to a very fine powder and disperse in your bath. Colloidal oatmeal will feel silky as it coats your skin. It soothes, moisturizes, softens, and protects your skin. It will be slippery so be careful!
Colloidal Oatmeal is useful to protect you skin against environmental pollutants. It is a well known to help anti-inflammatory conditions such as dermatitis, acne, rosacea, and any type of sensitive skin issues. I like to add it to several of my products for this very reason. All of my skincare includes colloidal oatmeal and aloe vera as the first two ingredients. Check it out.
Here is an article from pub med stating “Colloidal oatmeal is a natural product that has an excellent safety record and has demonstrated efficacy for the treatment of atopic-dermatitis, psoriasis, drug-induced rash and other conditions” for the full article, click on the link click here.
A Great Testimony
Colloidal oatmeal has been very effective in a product I make called ITCH EASE. it is called that because it does just that. I was at a show and a customer with inflamed skin used my Itch Ease tester. He came back 10 minutes later and purchased a bottle because all the redness was gone and his arm felt great. I love hearing stories like that.
I am grateful to the plants, essential oils and Skinfood such as colloidal oatmeal that help us everyday.