Benefits of Oatmeal Baths

Oatmeal contains anti-inflammatory and moisture-retaining compounds. Colloidal oatmeal is the preparation of oatmeal which is widely used both in lotions and in baths. Specifically, it’s oatmeal that has been finely ground or chopped in liquid and suspended.

Colloidal oatmeal has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This is largely thanks to the presence of compounds which include vitamin E, ferulic acid and aventhramides.

People use oatmeal to treat a variety of skin conditions, including:

  • atopic dermatitis
  • chickenpox
  • contact dermatitis
  • nappy rash
  • dry, itchy skin
  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • reactions to insect bite