What is Colloidal Oatmeal?
Posted on August 22 2018
The use of Oatmeal as a remedy to provide soothing relief for itchy, inflamed or irritated skin has been around since ancient times. In fact, the first use of it in Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula date back as far as 2000 BC.
It was in 1945 colloidal oatmeal was discovered by finely grinding the oat and boiling it to extract the colloidal material. The chemical composition of this modern version of oats contains a high concentration of starches and beta-glucan which is responsible for the protective and water-holding functions of oat.
In addition, the presence of different types of phenols provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties making it a great treatment for dry, itchy and irritated skin like that which is associated with eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and other atopic dermatitis issues. Perhaps most importantly it is not just effective but gentle and good for use on the most sensitive skin, including babies.
As always, we strive for the best quality ingredients and our colloidal oatmeal is produced without the use of chemicals or pesticides and is non-GMO. You can find colloidal Oatmeal in the following products: