An oat bath is a great way to heal skin conditions and is great way of relaxing yourself. Oat baths were largely used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for healing skin ailments. They were also used around 2000bc by the Egyptians and Arabs to beautify their skins.

Oats are effective in addressing dry skin symptoms like itching, rashes, scaly skin, peeling etc. The oats also act as a natural moisturizer. They contain beta-glucan, which forms a fine layer on your skin as well as soaking deep into the skin. Oats also have anti-inflammatory properties and are suitable for all skin types.
Porridge oats are made from the oats cereal. Originated in Scotland, it was a staple diet of the Scottish whose meals comprised of cooked oats. Apart from consumption by humans is also used as livestock feed.

How to prepare a porridge oat bath:

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• Cut a leg from a pair of old tights

• Carefully pour 2 cups of porridge oats into the leg

• Secure the end with a knot

• Put the oat bag into the bath whilst you run the water. You will notice the water becoming milky.

• As the bath fills, gently squeeze the oat bag and swirl it around in the water to help to disperse the milky goodness.

• When the bath is full, jump in and relax. It can also feel nice to rub the oat bag over your skin.


Stay in the bath for a good 10 minutes. This will be sufficient for the skin, and don’t use soap. Try an oats bath a couple of times a week and you will see improvement right way.