Colloidal Oatmeal..what is it?

Have you ever suffered with a dry skin condition, eczema, rough skin patches etc? I know I have and one ingredient I discovered a few years ago was colloidal oatmeal. This is not to be confused with the oats you may eat for your breakfast but colloidal oatmeal are a fantastic cosmetic ingredient with many skin benefits.

So what is it? Colloidal Oatmeal is finely milled whole oat kernals which have been specially processed to be used in skin applications.They contain molecules-lipids, beta glucan and antioxidants, which can help skin conditions. The difference between oat flour and colloidal oatmeal is that oat flour has had the bran removed to improve the taste for food products, whereas colloidal oatmeal retains this bran as it contains the important skin soothing properties.

Also known as Avena Sativa Kernel Flour. The colloidal oatmeal we use is ECOCERT approved and is packed with beta-glucan, which is often described as a natural plant-derived alternative to hyaluronic acid. Colloidal Oatmeal has natural cleansing abilities and many studies have shown its effectiveness in treating dry and damaged skin. It it said to also help restore and protect the skin and is non-irritating so making it ideal for those with sensitive skin.

*One tip for a soothing and skin loving bath....add a few spoonfuls of colloidal oatmeal to a warm bath. They will completely disperse in the water, making them easy to use. They can be very soothing and calming on the skin, especially with skin issues such as chicken pox, rashes, eczema,psoriasis etc but always seek medical advice if you have any concerns or questions.

As I love the properties of colloidal oatmeal I wanted to include it in one of my soaps. Colloidal Oatmeal has been used in our Juicy Apple soap bar. This soap also uses an Allergen Free fragrance oil so combined with the colloidal oatmeal, means it will be especially good for those with dry, sensitive skin.


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