Colloidal Oatmeal (Organic, Gluten Free)
Colloidal Oatmeal (Avena Sativa kernel flour) are finely milled oats that can be suspended in water, another liquid or gel. Our organic gluten free colloidal oatmeal disperses evenly in liquid and water. This suspension of oats allows it to be applied and absorbed easily, providing many protective benefits for sensitive, irritated skin. Colloidal oatmeal can be used to make oatmeal soap or added to warm bath water a home remedy for itchy or dry skin. The oats do not sink due to the colloid action of the particles of grain dispersing through the water. Our colloidal oatmeal are grounded from organic, gluten free whole oatmeal.
- May help soothe stressed, blemished and irritated skin
- May help relieve dry and itchy skin
- Protect skin from exposure to environmental elements
- Promotes silky smooth skin
- Serves as a versatile for cleanser, lotion and skin relief products
- Cost effective
Point of Interest
Helps Defend the Skin
While Colloidal Oatmeal should not be consumed because it expands greatly in water, its actives effectively soothe dry and sensitive skin when applied topically. Oats contain polysaccharides, which have a gel-like texture when combined with moisture. This light gel leaves a protective layer over the skin that seals in skin’s natural moisture while also providing additional nutrients. For many with sensitive skin, the skin barrier function may be compromised, and a layer of Colloidal Oatmeal acts like a protective, second skin. The proteins in oats also improve the skin barrier’s functionality by increasing the production of filaggrin, an essential building block of the skin barrier’s function.
Hydrates Dry Skin
The protective layer Colloidal Oatmeal imparts over the skin’s surface helps retain its natural moisture, while other actives help replenish moisture levels. The starches in oats are able to absorb water and bind it to the skin.
Evens out Skin Tone and Texture
Oats are also a rich source of avenanthramides, a unique group of antioxidant compounds not found in other plant sources. Avenanthramides are the main actives in oats that reduce redness and inflammation, especially irritation from excessive sun exposure (UV radiation).
In addition to its calming qualities, oats also act as a gentle exfoliator for skin, excellent for removing dead cells and revealing brighter skin that lies beneath.
Natural, Gentle Cleansing
Oats contain saponins, compounds that are naturally occurring in many grains and legumes. Saponins are an ideal, gentle cleanser for sensitive skin because they absorb dirt and debris on the surface of the skin. As a result, dirt can be easily rinsed away without disrupting the skin’s barrier.
Common Uses: Creams, lotions, bath treatments, shower gels, shampoos, pet care products, protective creams. Colloidal Oatmeal is soothing and excellent in face masks, milk baths, soap, and creams. Usage rate varies depending on the product. Soap recommended usage rate is up to 5%, milk bath, up to 50%, masks, up to 25% and creams up to 1%.
Ingredient: Pure Colloidal Oatmeal (Grounded from Organic, Gluten Free Oat)
Country of Origin: United States
Storage: Store in an airtight, cool, dark location.
Shelf Life: Best used within 1 years from date of purchase.