Oatmeal Bath Recipe

Homemade oatmeal bath with lavender and chamomile for dry, problem skin

This super-nourishing homemade oatmeal bath recipe will soothe and moisturize dry, irritated or problem skin. Oatmeal, chamomile and lavender reduce dryness, itchiness and inflammation - a winner for skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and extreme acne.

This is also a good bath product to use if you (or your kids) have a sunburn or a rash. Keep in mind that serious burns and rashes should see a doctor. Oatmeal is great for any type of itchiness because it soothes irritated skin while drawing out toxins.

In addition to healing your skin, this gentle aromatherapy bath recipe calms your nerves, quiets your mind and makes you pleasantly drowsy - the perfect choice for a pre-bedtime bath!

Homemade Oatmeal Bath Recipe


2 cups Rolled Oats

3 tablespoons Chamomile flowers

3 tablespoons Lavender flowers

4 drops Chamomile essential oil

4 drops Lavender essential oil

3 drops Palmarosa essential oil


Use your blender or clean coffee grinder to grind the oats to a coarse powder. Combine them in a large bowl with the chamomile and lavender flowers.

Drop in the essential oils, placing each drop in its own little spot on top of the mixture. Use a stainless steel spoon to gently stir everything together.

Place the herbal bath tea mixture in a dark glass or PET plastic jar.

Cap the jar and let it sit for at least 24 hours before using to let the aroma 'cure' (longer is better.)

To use your homemade oatmeal bath, scoop a few spoonfuls into a small organza or muslin drawstring bag. Fill about half full - it will expand in the water.

If you don't have a bag, put a few spoonfuls into the center of a square of double thickness cheesecloth, pull the edges together and tie it closed with a string.

To get the most benefit from your aromatherapy bath recipe, boil a kettle of water, then steep the bag in a bowl of very hot water for 10 minutes or so. (Yes, you're making herbal tea for your bath!)

Pour the liquid into your bathwater BEFORE YOU GET IN then check the temperature to make sure the bath water is not too hot. Drop the herbal bag in the water, slide in and relax for 20 minutes.

Rub the bag over your skin - it will feel slippery. This is the mucilage from the oats, and it's extremely nourishing for your skin. It also gets rid of redness and itching.

For a truly luxurious bath, add a tablespoon of aromatherapy carrier oil to extra-moisturize your skin.

Dry off without rinsing, and lock in moisture with a good body lotion. In fact, why not also try making this yummy Lavender Body Lotion Recipe. It's well worth the effort!

Where to Buy Homemade Oatmeal Bath Recipe Ingredients

You'll find rolled oats and cheesecloth in your grocery store - buy large flake oats rather than quick-cooking oats.

My favorite supplier for ingredients for bath and body recipes is Mountain Rose Herbs. Their prices and quality are excellent. Here's some quick links to the ingredients you'll need for this aromatherapy bath recipe...

What Next?

Click on the links below for more easy bath and body recipes and have fun making your own sweet, healing homemade bath products!

Citrus Spice Bath Recipe

Herbal Bath Tea

Bath Salt Recipes

Bath & Body Oil Recipes

Milk Bath Recipes

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