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- November 21, 2008 at 2:50 pm #266933jaime
1 c. corn starch
2 c. powdered milk
1/2 c. baking soda
1/2 c. oatmeal, ground finely (I do mine in the blender:))
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. You can add a drop or two of essential oil if you wish (just be sure to mix it well). Place in jar. To use, add about 3 tablespoons to bath.This makes a nice gift 🙂
- November 29, 2008 at 7:06 am #404850Janice Terrell
This is very soothing. It’s very good for sunburn. Thanks
- November 30, 2008 at 10:36 am #404925jaime
Youre welcome. It also works great for chicken pox. I put some in an old pair of knee high panty hose and let my d scrub with it when she had them. She loved her bath and it was safe for her when she stuck it in her mouth 🙂Jaime
- December 8, 2008 at 9:34 am #405639KawaiiGiggle
i take oatmeal baths in the winter to help with my dry itchy skin. it also makes my hair a little less dry and brittle. thanks for this!
- December 8, 2008 at 9:37 am #405642jaime
Your welcome KawaiiGiggle…it beats Aveeno 🙂
- December 8, 2008 at 9:42 am #405645KawaiiGiggleoh i know!! the boxes if a 6 pack is like 8 dollars! my husband laughs at me because he’ll tell me to go splurge on something for me, and only me.. so i come home with a pack of pantyhose and 2 big canisters of oatmeal and unscented bath salts and epsom salts so i can make my own bath stuffs.. he just laughs and says “at least i know you won’t send me to the poor house from shopping.” LOL!!
- December 8, 2008 at 3:40 pm #405600jaime
LOL…My hubby acts the same way LOL LOL LOL he now believe that baking soda and vinegar are cleaners from the gods 🙂
- December 10, 2008 at 10:12 am #405756KawaiiGiggle
glad to know i’m not alone on this. LOL!!
- December 18, 2008 at 4:29 pm #406403caroleeThanks so much for ths. I also have very dry skin in the winter. I will have to try this
- December 19, 2008 at 8:13 am #406442jaime
Your welcome carolee. Hope it helps.
- December 19, 2008 at 9:49 am #406452mardhines
I am diabetic, and naturally have dry skin, but I also live in an area with very bad water, so my skin is extra extra dry, even to the point of splitting now and then. My question is, would the baking soda in this make my skin even dryer? I hope not, cause this sounds absolutely fabulous!
- December 19, 2008 at 9:55 am #406453KawaiiGigglei use just oatmeal in an old pair of panty hose sometimes. the oatmeal feels amazing on dry skin.. i love it. i don’t think the baking soda would be drying. but it could do something with the water.. like have a drying effect.. but try it! ya never know!
- December 19, 2008 at 2:42 pm #406490wilbe95
My question is, would the baking soda in this make my skin even dryer? I hope not, cause this sounds absolutely fabulous!
If you do have bad water, the baking soda might help-would make the water softer if it is hard. I have a son with Eczema to the point his skin cracks on his hands sometimes, the oatmeal and baking soda seem to really help him as a preventive. I don’t use the baking soda for him if his skin is cracked because it might sting some.
- December 20, 2008 at 9:47 am #406527jaimemardhines, I have used it without the baking soda and it seems to work just as well.
- December 20, 2008 at 10:06 am #406533Janice Terrell
I, too, have used plain oatmeal. It does feel so good on dry skin. It also works well as a facial mask. Just apply, wait 10-15 mins. & wash off. Feels wonderful. Oatmeal is good for you inside and out!
- January 6, 2009 at 2:30 pm #408471faxonfive
Thanks so much for this great post…my skin has really become so dry !!!!
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