• Anna Matlock

Ingredient Spolight: Colloidal Oatmeal

So, what is colloidal oatmeal? Well, it is whole oats (bran included*) that have been ground finely enough to be dispersed and mixed completely into any beauty product of your choice. This added touch into any product can become a gentle exfoliant (for sensitive skin), help ease eczema symptoms, ease sunburn pain (WHAT?! Wish I knew this before), inflammation, and even help with your furry pets skin!

Colloidal Oatmeal has been used for a VERY long time (think Roman times) in skin health to provide moisture, protection, and pruritic relief (itchiness).

I love using colloidal oatmeal in cold process soaps for an added benefit for skin care. Its an easy additive that packs a powerful punch of goodness.

Energy Bar with Colloidal Oatmeal

I really like looking fresh ingredients found in our natural world. As a general rule I like to put good, natural, organic things into my body but also found that what I put ON my body makes a difference too.

Did you know that it only takes 26 seconds for your largest organ, your SKIN!! I am learning all the time especially when I do a spotlight ingredient. When I teach you about the products I am also teaching myself. This has to be my second favorite part about making soap and I hope you enjoy learning as much as I do!

Shout out to one of the many people I learn from daily!!

*See why the bran must be included in this fun post:

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