Oatmeal soap is really good for eczema because it’s super moisturizing and keeps the skin from becoming dry and broken. This Homemade Oatmeal Soap for Eczema is a very easy recipe to keep your skin healthy with Natural Skin Care.
Homemade Oatmeal Soap for Eczema
When you have dry, irritated or itchy skin, the last thing you want to use is a product with unknown ingredients that can cause allergic reactions or skin irritation. It’s better for you to use a soap with natural ingredients that will soothe and heal your dry skin.
Eczema occurs when the skin reacts to an irritant. The skin becomes dry, red and itchy which causes the skin to split and bleed and leaves it open to infection.
Goat’s milk is great for eczema as it is so gentle on sensitive skin by helping to remove dead skin cells and encouraging new skin cell growth. Goat’s milk provides a great moisture barrier that encourages deep hydration for your skin which reduces irritation and redness common in eczema and other sensitive skin conditions.
The first thing you need to do to make your soap, is decide on the base. I’ve never used lye, simply because the melt and pour base is the easiest for me with young kids around. Lye is the more dangerous base to work with and does require hand, body, and eye protection as lye can burn the skin. However, lye does produce a large amount of suds or bubbles which most people equate with soap as a whole.
I use the melt and pour, which unfortunately does not produce as much suds as cold process soap but it also doesn’t take a long time to cute and it cleans effectively allows you to add bits of herb, other soaps, or even small objects for gifts. With glycerin, you do not need the eye and body protection, but you will need to choose if you want a vegan or vegetable base or a standard glycerin. Melt and pour handmade soap is one of the easiest skin care products to make at home.
Goat’s Milk Soap Recipe Melt and Pour Ingredients
Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Goats milk, Glycerin (kosher, of vegetable origin), Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent), Sorbitol (moisturizer), Sorbitan oleate (emulsifier), Soy bean protein (conditioner).
Benefits of Colloidal Oatmeal
A colloidal oatmeal bath is one of the best home remedies for eczema so it makes sense that a colloidal oatmeal soap recipe would also be effective. Oatmeal is a very a gentle cleanser and exfoliator. It also helps with the itching and inflammation that occurs with eczema, psoriasis and other skin sensitivities. Colloidal oatmeal has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Colloidal oatmeal also helps to reduce redness and skin irritation due to acne or atopic dermatitis. It’s also proven to have anti-aging and reparative properties for all skin types, including sensitive skin and is an effective skin protectant with its potent emollient properties. Clinical studies have shown it helps strengthen the skin’s protective barrier.
What Do You Include in Eczema Soap?
Skin Care Essential Oil
I also added skin care essential oil from Rocky Mountain Oils to my soap recipe because it’s skin soothing and great for irritated skin. I also love that it’s relaxing and calming. This blend contains Cucumber, Lavender, Frankincense, Carrot Seed, Neroli, Roman Chamomile, and Rose essential oils which can help soften and rejuvenate the skin.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil has been used for many years in skin care. It can alleviate itching, dryness and flaking.
Colloidal oatmeal is whole oat kernels that have been finely milled and processed in order to be used in skin care products. Oats, in colloidal form, is a centuries-old topical treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including skin rashes, erythema, burns, itch, and eczema.
Goat’s Milk Soap Base
Goat’s milk is a gentle, natural exfoliant without the presence of potentially irritating chemicals. Goat’s milk contains fatty acids that soften and moisturize the skin. The moisture is what helps the itching and redness that occurs with eczema.
Essential Oil or Dried Herbs
The next step in making your own colloidal oatmeal soap is to determine if you want to use an essential oil or a dried herb. Essential oil will give you the scent that you would like, but may or may not give you more than an inhalant or topical skin soothing solution. Usually lavender essential oil is sufficient in eczema soap.
Dried herbs offer both of these benefits and some exfoliate properties. If you are looking for a soap that helps with dry skin, you may want to use a mixture of the oils and dried herbs. If you are looking for a soap that is suitable for cold and flu season to help with congestion, then an essential oil base for the herb will do nicely.
Soap Molds, Curing, and Creating
You will need a soap mold which can be purchased at most hobby stores or soap making shops or on Amazon here. You will also need to follow the directions listed for the manufacturer of the soap lye or glycerin soap base that you have chosen to use.
Glycerin requires only a melting, mixing, and curing process while lye requires several other steps to create the soap with each step needing to be followed exactly. Once you have mixed the base with your oils or herbs, you will need to place the mixture into a mold.
The curing time will depend greatly on how hard you want the soap when you cut it and your temperature. Warmer climates will need longer curing times. I find the melt and pour soap cures faster in a plastic mold rather than silicone molds but each make an amazing bar of soap. Once the curing time is finished, remove the homemade oatmeal soap from the mold and store or use accordingly.
Homemade Oatmeal Soap for Eczema
Say goodbye to harsh chemicals and treat your skin to the soothing properties of this natural soap with a few simple ingredients.
- 1 lb goat’s milk melt and pour soap base
- 2 tsp colloidal oatmeal
- 1 1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil
- 1 1/2 tsp essential oils
- 2 tsp dried lavender buds (optional)
- 1 large pyrex glass container or measuring cup
- soap molds
- Cut soap base on a cutting board with a large knife. Please in your pyrex measuring cup or other microwaveable container. Microwave on medium for 1 minute. You can also melt it in a double burner saucepan with water in the lower pot, heating it on medium-low heat.
- Gently stir until the soap is completely melted into a liquid.
- Let the melted soap sit for 5 minutes and then add your oatmeal, lavender buds and oils.
- Pour quickly into the molds and let sit. Do not put into the fridge to harden as it will cause it to sweat.
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