Introducing True Colloidal Oatmeal Soakers!
I've been asked to try out some colloidal oatmeal soakers and boy do I have some exciting news! We're adding some exciting new bath treats to our (digital) shelves! What can I do other than make sure I offer the best to everyone? This means our Artisan Bathing Milk Teas will be officially phased out in favor for something this long time favorite of many suffering from skin ailments. As much as I love these goat milk soaking treats, I learn and grow so you can glow!
What is colloidal oatmeal? (Also, more importantly, what it isn't.)
Colloidal oatmeal isn't just rolled oats (the most common of non-instant oatmeal) that are ground up superfine to nearly powdered sugar consistency, no matter how many blogs around say you can do this. If that were the case, it'd have just been called oat flour from the start because (non-whole grain) oat flour is the product made when grinding up rolled oats / oat porridge / oatmeal. --Colloidal oatmeal uses the bran as well which is usually removed from rolled oats and oat flour products.-- What you would be able to use is something called 'whole grain oat flour' because that will contain the bran you need - grind a bag of that up to near atoms of its existence and you'll get the ever-sought-after colloidal oatmeal.
Colloidal oatmeal also needs to be not just a finely milled flour, but a superfine (cue music) one. At a superfine grain, colloidal oatmeal can dissolve better in warm bath water, which obviously eases the way and amount that can give your legs those swampy slick texture, instead of sinking to the bottom leaving a layer of gritty sediment behind.
Touted on many packages in the grocery store's lotion and other skin care products, colloidal oatmeal isn't without merit (PS: Find out why they can make these claims here!). So much so that WebMD actually has a post describing which conditions it can help ease ranging from generic dry skin to poison ivy and eczema.
General warning / reminder: Always be careful upon existing the bath tub after a soak of any sort - many leave a residue behind that usually make for a slippery surface whether on your skin or on the tub. Colloidal oatmeal is no different!