Oatmeal is ground or rolled oats, or a cereal made from oats, typically eaten for breakfast. Many claims have been made about the health benefits of oatmeal, from its ability to lower cholesterol to its soothing properties on the skin. Because it is inexpensive and readily available, oatmeal is a staple in most households, both in cooking and in cosmetic uses.
Oatmeal for rash relief
For a full-size tub, place 1 cup instant, quick-cook, or regular oats in a blender or food processor, and blend until you have a very fine powder. Sprinkle the powder in lukewarm running water and swirl with your hand until evenly distributed. Soak in the tub for 15-20 minutes, then gently pat skin dry. May be enjoyed once or twice a day, as needed.
Why It Works
Colloidal oatmeal (fine powder suspended in water) binds to the skin, sealing in moisture and softening the skin. It also soothes and protects the skin, bringing relief to the itch.
Oatmeal may make the tub more slippery, so take care when getting in and out.