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Why Oatmeal Body Soap Works For You

posted April 13, 2011 • 0 Comments

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It’s been said that the use of oatmeal body soap stretches all the way back to Greek and Roman times, but if the expression “if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me” doesn’t quite cut the mustard, read on and find out why oatmeal body soap works for you.

Steeped in Tradition

While the fact that things were practiced in ancient times is certainly no reason to do them now – Egyptian mummification anyone? – the idea that a practice has endured ever since suggests there is likely to be something to it. 

The Romans were well known for their bathing regimens, and the use of oatmeal body soap was a part that they believed was nourishing to the skin.

What Was True Then…

Since skin is still the same as it ever was, the value of oatmeal body soap is as true as it ever has been.  The finely-milled, or colloidal, oatmeal imbues the soap with exfoliating properties which are great for use on skin in need of rejuvenation. 

Similarly, because of this ability to function as an exfoliating product, it is also an inexpensive, yet highly effective, treatment for acne. 

Scratching the Itch

Oatmeal Body Soap can also prove very successful against many conditions that result in itchiness.  Whether the cause of the problem is dry skin, such as eczema, or an insect bite, oatmeal body soap can help soothe the affected area, thus relieving the itch.  Simply use the soap on itchy body parts until the discomfort is alleviated.

Indeed, in some oatmeal body soaps, the soothing effect is further enhanced by the use of fragrances, which can be used as part of aromatherapy.  For people with sensitive skin, however, it is worth considering products with natural, rather than synthetic, colors and fragrances, as these can cause irritation. 

A Modern Day Solution

Despite the amount of time for which this product has been around, oatmeal body soap is still a valuable tool in today’s fight against aggravating skin conditions. Indeed, its longevity is merely a testament to its success. When combined with the natural ingredients and carbon-neutral production methods that go into PGI’s eco-friendly home products, oatmeal body soap is a very modern solution.