Oatmeal And Chamomile Bath

Oatmeal and Chamomile Bath

Oatmeal extract, the liquid left from cooking whole oats, is one of the most soothing and effective treatments for dry skin and sunburns, and can help heal damage from more serious skin conditions such as serious eczema and psoriasis. There are many perfectly fine, natural skin products that contain oatmeal extracts, but in this case, homemade is fresher, works better, and costs much less. This recipe combines the skin healing properties of chamomile with oatmeal. Use for rashes, sunburns, or to condition dry, rough skin.

Chamomile * Oats *
Additions: A few drops of chamomile essential oil, or lavender oil
Recipe Instructions: Bath : Pour three cups of boiling water over one cup of oatmeal and three tablespoons of chamomile flowers in a muslin or cheesecloth bag or even an old light hosiery sock. Allow to steep for 10 minutes. You can apply as a simple poultice or use the fluid as a bath additive and the float the herbal bag in the water to release the rest of the infusion.
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Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Burns : Minor burns can be treated at home and will heal on their own. The best thing you can do is reduce the heat, by applying cold water or ice.
  • Psoriasis : Unlike skin conditions that are the result of external causes, psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder, and runs in families (like it does in mine).
  • Rashes :Poison ivy, allergic reactions, flea and insect bites, diaper rash - these can all be treated at home using your own herbal remedies.
  • Skin Care :Natural, organic skin care remedies do a better job of protecting and healing skin than store bought cosmetics.
  • Sunburns :Herbal remedies like St. Johns wort and tamanu oil offer protection and healing in cases of sunburn.
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