1.21.2014

Beauty DIY: Chamomile Oatmeal Bath

I don't know about you, but winter has my skin aching for some relief. And I've got just the thing: a warm bath with two special ingredients. If you have itchy, irritated skin, give this a try. You and your skin will feel better in no time. Time to relax and enjoy.

diy chamomile and oatmeal bath

N E E D:
  • 3 chamomile tea bags
  • 1 c uncooked, steel cut oats
  • optional: muslin, fillable tea bags, pantyhose, thin sock
D O:
  • Empty contents into to bath and soak for 15-20 minutes.
  • After carefully exiting the tub, apply lotion of choice to damp skin for full absorption. 
W H Y?
  • Chamomile tea and oatmeal are both excellent at calming skin irritations.
F Y I:
  • A warm, not hot, bath is best.
  • I choose to tie the tea bags under the faucet while the tub is filling up and then put them into the bath. To make less of a mess, I'll put the oatmeal in a fillable tea bag (see link) and toss into the bath. However, a clean thin sock or pantyhose (tied into a knot once contents are inside) will work just as well and won't clog the drain. 
  • I swear by this when I travel during the winter, plus, the materials you need are usually found in the continental breakfast!
  • Please avoid if allergic or ask your doctor before trying if needed.
T R Y:

45 comments:

  1. oatmeal baths are excellent for those suffering from eczema! esp good for babies with eczema.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  2. I've taken oatmeal baths. I'll be adding chamomile next time too.
    Thanks, Elle!

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  3. Thank you so much for this! My body definitely needs some TLC this winter!


    Big Apple, Little Bites

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  4. I so need something like this right now. This winter is killing my skin!

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  5. I will definitely be trying this! Thanks!

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  6. I love using Oatmeal in my bath for my very dry skin. I have never tried it with the Chamomile that's such a great idea.
    Beautetude

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  7. nice! i bet this would help me relax after work. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  8. I've done epsom salt baths before, and while they helped my muscles, they didn't help my skin. I'll definitely be trying this after the move! Thanks, sweets!

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  9. This sounds so very soothing! I have to try it!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  10. Ooh, this sounds luxurious. So perfect for a relaxing Sunday.

    xx

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  11. So going to try this out. Since I'm about to run out of my bath salts.

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  12. gotta try this! thank you for the great post! xx

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  13. This looks amazing! I will have to try this!

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  14. Oh this sounds so wonderful. I am so sad that I do not have a bath tub! I so badly want one but we have only this giant shower. grrrr! Great recipe hun! XOXO, Sissi http://www.beauty4free2u.com

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  15. I've tried salts before after a long run but never oatmeal....I will have to check this out.

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  16. This seems fairly simple, I think I'm going to give it a try!

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  17. Mmm it sounds truly wonderful:) xoxo

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  18. Definitely trying this today! I need to soak in the tub and relax, and my skin can always use relief from the dry winter weather!!

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  19. This sounds so serene. I always have dry skin, not just in the winter. So this sounds so amazing. I've heard of oatmeal baths being calming and moisturizing, but I've never heard of chamomile baths! I'm definitely going to give this a try.

    xo Denise
    lovelybohemian.blogspot.com

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  20. This sounds so relaxing and calming, great idea Elle!Thanks for lending me your thoughts on the SAG Awards.

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  21. What a fabulous idea! Those little muslin drawstring pouches would be perfect for this! My skin is super dry especially in the winter (but I live in Colorado so it's dry year round!), so this just may be the perfect treat. PS~Love the continental breakfast tip, it's so true!
    xo ~ Lia | Smart n Snazzy

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  22. Could lavender be added do you think? I feel like this would be AWESOME right before bed!

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  23. this sounds amazing...definitely trying this!

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  24. My skin is taking a beating this winter, and I am sure the Chamomile will be relaxing too.

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  26. So soothing!

    Now I just need one of those amazing bathrooms (like you see on tumblr/in the home magazines) to relax in! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  27. This is an interesting idea! I would be so worried about making a mess but your trick of putting it in something like panty hose would help with that!!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  28. Great suggestion for putting the oatmeal is a fillable tea bag or sock! I was just wondering how you would clean the bathtub about an oatmeal bath, and that answered my questions. Thanks for the info!

    thewalkerfiresidechats.blogspot.com

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  29. Sounds great. I get pretty bad skin in the winter and this sounds like something easy to do. Thanks.

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  30. i love at home diys like this- hello monies saved :)

    xo marlen

    Messages on a Napkin

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  31. This sounds great! Winter has been brutal this year.

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  32. This sounds great and it's so easy! Love it!

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  33. Very good, I don't have sensitive skin but I love to take bath with plants: especially lavender and salt.

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  34. Oh, I remember this one from my early childhood! It's sort of an old Russian folk remedy for all kinds of skin problems. I absolutely love it! By the way, as an experience user ;) I confirm that you did the right thing by running water through the mix rather than emptying it into the tub. You can also move that oat-filled sock (etc) in the water once the bath is full and then squeeze it to extract a bit more of that precious liquid. And if you can tolerate honey, add a couple of tbsp straight into the bath - it will make the skin even silkier! :)
    x

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  35. I love how easy this is to make!!!!

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  36. This is so important to do! My skin stays so dry during the winter months. Great post.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  37. Ooh I have tons of extra tea bags!

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  38. I love that this is something you can do so easily while traveling!

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  39. I am a bath fiend... So, this sounds totally lux and soothing to me! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  40. I love taking baths- this sounds so refreshing. Will need to give it a try very soon.

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  41. I love baths right now, and this sounds great. I have super itchy legs right now, and no amount of lotion seems to help. Maybe this weekend I'll have time to give it a try! :)

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