Oats, oatmeal, colloidal oatmeal… typically an ‘oatmeal bath’ prescribed for itchy skin due to dryness or a skin condition, involves a muslin bag of oatmeal floating around in the tub.  A much better method is to use Oat Flour.


I just used a half a cup of oat flour in my bath and as soon as I got out I could tell I was less dry and itchy.  I wasn’t running straight for the bottle of body oil.  Just swish the oat four around until it dissolves.  The water will be somewhat murky but that’s it.  No big clean up after either.  I think I will be taking a lot of these this winter!