Treating Eczema

FAQ: Q: What is the purpose of each ingredient? A: oatmeal-soothes and moisturizes dry skin, helps skin’s natural defense barrier, and also has cleansing properies baking soda-cleanses milk-the lactic acid acts as a mild exfoliator, helping to slough off dead skin cells Q:What kinds of milk can be used? A: Cow’s, goat’s, powdered…The point is to have that lactic acid present. However, soy or rice milk can be substituted. Q: Why did you use oat flour instead of Quaker Oatmeal (used for cereal)? A: Oat flour is a lot easier to clean up. It dissolves into the water, creating a slippery, murky liquid. Also, it can help the skin more, since the particles are small. [Purchased from Whole Foods] Q: Is your skin sticky afterward? A: No. My skin rinses clean, and is soft to the touch. Q: Is this safe for babies? A: Yes. You would use far less of each ingredient. Perhaps 1/3 less. Q: How often can I take an oatmeal bath? A: Everyday, if you’d like. It’s extremely gentle. Q: How does this compare to Aveeno’s oatmeal packets? A: This is 1000 times better. Unlike Aveeno, this treatment doesn’t contain MINERAL OIL or any preservatives. Also, it’s inexpensive to create. Q: What is hydrocortisone cream? A: An anti-itch cream that can be prescribed by your doctor or purchased at the drug store. It helps with allergic reactions to jewelry, insect bites, poison ivy/oak…I use the 1% cream.


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