Make Your Own Colloidal Oatmeal
Okay, here’s the secret. You can make your own colloidal oatmeal at home! Okay, I said it. And it's true. You don't have to spend the money to buy your soothing bath powder. With some insight, a little time, and equipment of your choice, you can make it yourself.
What you'll need:
To get started, you'll need oatmeal. The easiest way is to buy oatmeal you get at the grocery store. Make sure you don't get the "instant" kind.
Something to Grind Up Your Oatmeal
This part is up to you. Use whatever you have to grind the oatmeal into the finest powder possible, so it dissolves easily in your lukewarm bath. This could be anything from a blender, a food processor, a coffee grinder, mortar and pestle, or my favorite, a Kitchen Mill. These kitchen mills work great and will grind up your oatmeal nearly as fine as the store-bought packets. I like to grind up an entire can of oatmeal at one time, then keep it dry and use when needed.
That's it. Grind up enough colloidal oatmeal to make it worth the mess, and give some to your friends.
Here's the final result:
Bathe in the oatmeal and your skin will love you. Have fun. It will help with anything from poison ivy to eczema to chiggers and bug bites.