The Benefits of Oatmeal: Beyond Breakfast

Today, many skin care and beauty products contain colloidal oatmeal, which is simply finely milled oats. While acting as a gentle exfoliant, oatmeal also has many benefits to your skin. The soothing anti-inflammatory qualities of this grain are known to reduce inflammation and itchiness that can be caused by a number of skin issues, including acne and bug bites.

A gentle cleanser, oatmeal can be found in a number of products. Why not try to create one of your own? There are many simple recipes available to create your own oatmeal-based skin care product.
Oatmeal Honey Body Scrub
  • ½ lb. glycerine soap base

  • 1 Tbsp honey

  • 1 Tbsp oatmeal

  • ½ tsp sweet almond oil

  • 1 small handful of lentils

  • 1 small handful of oatmeal

  • 1 tsp jojoba oil


  1. Place the glycerine soap base in a small sauce pan, stir while melting over medium heat. Do not boil.

  2. Remove from the heat, place in a bowl.

  3. Blend handful of oatmeal and lentils in a blender until finely ground.

  4. Add the Oatmeal mixture and remaining ingredients to the glycerin and mix well.

  5. Spread the oatmeal body scrub in a "mold" of your choice - Sprinkle remainder of oatmeal on top and cover allowing to cool and harden