How to Make an Oatmeal Bath

Oatmeal is used in several beauty products for its skin rejuvenating properties. Oatmeal bath is not only extremely relaxing, it also provides immense soothing effect to your skin, especially after a tiring day. Nothing can be more beneficial than an oatmeal bath for skin suffering allergy, insect bites, sunburns or rash. You can take an oatmeal bath at home and it will make your entire body skin soft and refreshing. A number of oatmeal baths are prepared in different cultures but the effect of them is pretty much the same. It won’t require any intense labour from you to create an oatmeal bath and you can spare just few extra minutes to have an ultimate relaxing experience. Once you have taken an oatmeal batch, you would like to have it every day for sure.

Things Required:

– Plain oatmeal (make sure to buy the unflavoured oatmeal)
– Lavender buds
– Essential oils
– Buttermilk
– Epsom salts
– A bowl
– A spoon


  • 1

    Take about ¾ cup of finer, whole-grain oatmeal in a bowl. Oatmeal packets are readily available in the market and aren’t too much expensive.

  • 2

    Take a spoon and crush the oatmeal in the bowl with the back of the spoon. This will mash any clumps present in the packet of oatmeal you bought from the market.

  • 3

    If you have bought oatmeal with relatively larger pieces, you can put them in a plastic bag and crush them into smaller pieces by running a rolling pin over it.

  • 4

    Add few lavender buds to the bowl. Lavender has antiseptic properties and it will be good for rash parts of your body.

  • 5

    Further add few drops of essential oils to the bowl. You can use any essential oil of your preference and this will add fragrance to your bath, making your feel relaxing.

  • 6

    Mix the contents in the bowl with a spoon until they are evenly distributed.

  • 7

    Use the spoon to add the mixture in to a coffee filter bag and tie it up with a rubber and or a piece of string.

  • 8

    Fill up with your bath tub with hot water and add buttermilk or even regular milk to it. Adding Epsom salt to buttermilk before pouring it in to the hot water will help to ease out sore muscles.

  • 9

    Place the coffee filter bag in the hot water and then run cold water to the tub to make it reasonable for you to take bath.

  • 10

    Enter into the bathtub and squeeze the oatmeal sachet to release more its contents into the water. Take bath for 10 minutes and feel relaxed.

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