Colloidal Oatmeal Cream Recipe

Colloidal Oatmeal Cream Recipe – ingredient benefits:

Colloidal oatmeal benefits (skin):

  • Helps heal skin
  • Protects and moisturizes skin
  • Soothes and relieves minor skin irritations
  • Reduces redness and itching
  • Improves skin elasticity
Aloe vera gel benefits (skin):
  • Reduces scarring
  • Protects the skin by creating a natural barrier
  • Relieves sunburns
  • Destroys bacteria
  • Relieves inflammation and soreness
  • Helps heal burns, cuts and wounds
  • Sooths itchy skin
  • Helps sooth and heal psoriasis, eczema and acne
  • Moisturizes

Grapeseed oil benefits (skin):

  • Good for all skin types
  • Repairs skin damage from the sun
  • Helps slow the process of aging
  • Has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • Helps prevent clogging pores and breakouts
  • Nourishes skin, helping keep it smooth and subtle
  • Easily absorbed into the skin
  • Helps to tighten and tone the skin
  • Helps to heal skin
  • Regenerates skin cells

Coconut oil benefits (skin):

  • Good for all skin types
  • Moisturizes skin
  • Helps heal skin
  • Protects the skin from free radical damage
  • Easily absorbed into the skin
  • Provides nutrients to the skin
  • Benefits to the skin’s connective tissue

Colloidal Oatmeal Cream Recipe:

Supplies:

4 x 112ml or 2 x224ml glass jars

Blender, food processor or stick blender

Ingredients

½ cup of aloe vera gel

½ cup colloidal oatmeal tea*

1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin

⅓ cup of coconut oil

14g of beeswax

¼ cup of almond oil

½ cup grapeseed oil

Up to 1 ½ teaspoons essential oils or natural fragrance oils (optional). I used 1 tsp Sandalwood and ½ tsp Tea Tree essential oil for extra skin conditioning.

Soap safe colorant (Optional).

 

Place aloe vera gel, colloidal oatmeal tea* and glycerin in 2+ cup bowl. Place almond oil, grape seed oil, coconut oil and beeswax in a microwave safe bowl, microwave on high for 30 second and stir. Repeat in 20 second intervals until fully melted.

Run stick blender in aloe vera, colloidal oatmeal, glycerin mixture (a food processor may be used). Slowly pour in melted oils. As the oils are blended in, the cream will turn white. As soon as you have a mayonnaise-like consistency, stop motor, add essential oils and colorant, and then pulse blend. Do not over blend.

Transfer cream to glass jars while still warm because it thickens quickly. I use 4 oz decorative jelly jars. They are perfect as gifts, or as an addition to a spa gift basket.

*To make colloidal oatmeal tea; place 2 tablespoons steel-cut oatmeal in a coffee grinder. Grind oatmeal until it is the texture of very fine powder (this is colloidal oatmeal). Mix the colloidal oatmeal in 1 cup boiling water. Mix with a wire whisk until dissolved. Let stand for about 5 minutes. Pour your colloidal oatmeal/water mixture through a coffee filter into a cup. You want to end up with ½ cup colloidal oatmeal tea.

NOTE: Lasts a week or so if stored in a refrigerator.

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