Itch Relief Oatmeal Bath

cindy sandberg Recipe

By cindy sandberg cindyLs


No need to pay the price for the oatmeal bath packets at the pharmacy. You can make your own easily! Works great for eczema, psoriasis, poison ivy, chicken pox, etc.


old sock, or nylon knee high
1 c
1 c
baking soda
2 tsp
coconut oil or olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

Place the oatmeal in the sock/nylon. Fit the opening of the sock over the faucet of your bathtub. Secure with a rubber band. Run a warm bath through the oameal in the sock, occasionally squeezing the sock to release as much of the oatmeal starch as possible into your bath water. While water is running, add the other ingredients. Soak for 30 min.

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cindy sandberg cindyLs
Aug 7, 2015
I'm so glad it helped! Sounds like you've been miserable. And Yay for not towelling off! All that good oatmeal and coconut residue left on your skin can only help!
Haven-Susan Benjamin Sibenjam
Aug 6, 2015
With my doctor out of the country and itchy bumps all over me, this was the ticket. Soaked for nearly two hours reading my Kindle which I had placed in a zip lock bag. Now I have to do some detective work to figure out what I exposed myself to as I'm assuming this is an allergic reaction to something. Left all the ingredients by the tub as I'm sure I'll be spending a lot of time soaking in this wonderfully soothing potion. And BTW, I didn't even towel off, but I am in Virginia during the hottest month of our year.
cindy sandberg cindyLs
Jul 29, 2015
Marilyn...I don't rinse. That residue is remnants of all the good itch-relief products. It absorbs quickly once you're dried off from your bath and is nourishing for your skin:)

Elizabeth...glad you enjoyed your bath! It is so soothing...hope you get some lasting relief from it!
Elizabeth Savage Elizabeth_Savage
Jul 28, 2015
I'm trying this right now! A few days ago I was attacked by a swarm of mosquitos. I look and feel like I have the chicken pox. The water is so soothing and soft. I can't wait to see how long the itch relief lasts.
And I will also use this for future excema outbreaks! Mine shows up randomly as well, and I haven't found at relief for it yet. But I'm sure this will be the ticket!
Marilyn Haywood MCMGrandma
Jul 20, 2015
This sounds like a really silly question, but do you rinse off the residue the oatmeal leaves? I assume so...