This Lavender Oatmeal Soap is so easy and quick to make and will soothe your skin irritated from eczema and dryness. This is wonderful natural skin care for dry skin.
Soothing Oatmeal Soap with Lavender
A while back we went to a local lavender farm. I had no idea this gorgeous oasis was so close to where we live! We were able to cut the lavender ourselves and enjoy the beauty of the farm.
Lavender is so good for the skin! You can use lavender essential oil or a skin care blend like I used in this recipe which includes Cucumber, Lavender, Frankincense, Carrot Seed, Neroli, Roman Chamomile, and Rose essential oils.
Lavender helps skin irritations caused by sunburn, dry skin issues, or rashes. It also helps soothe the skin so it can restore itself. In addition to these benefits, the lavender can also help keep the skin hydrated and smooth during the healing process.
Is Oatmeal Soap Good for Eczema?
Oatmeal is a gentle cleanser and exfoliator that is super moisturizing. It’s also naturally anti-inflammatory, anti-itch and antioxidant.
Does Oatmeal Soap Stop Itching?
Oatmeal is great for itchy or dry skin problems. Oatmeal has anti-inflammatory properties and is perfect for most skin types, even the most sensitive skin. It soothes irritated skin and may relieve redness and itching due to dryness. Oatmeal helps remove dead skin cells, replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier which promotes healthy skin. Oatmeal also contains saponins, a mild cleansing agent.
Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a condition caused by a defect in the barrier of the skin in combination with inflammation in the skin. Because the barrier is defective in eczema, the skin is more sensitive to allergens and irritants.Charlotte Birnbaum, MD, FAAD
How Do You Make Homemade Oatmeal Soap?
1. Cut up soap into squares. It will help it melt faster.
2. Add the soap squares to a double boiler or put them in a glass jar in a pot of water to melt. I put my double boiler on medium-low heat.
Once the soap melts, add the colloidal oatmeal slowly so it doesn’t clump and stir with a fork or whisk. Once it begins to cool, you can add the essential oils.
I added the lavender buds to the bottom of the molds and poured a bit of soap in and made sure it covered the buds before filling to the top.
Let the molds sit for a few hours before popping them out!