Soothing Oatmeal & Lavender baths
Perfect for little ones with sensitive irritated skin. Oatmeal and lavender are the perfect duo for soothing irritated and inflamed skin. Plus, lavender has the power to calm our bodies and our emotions (because being itchy is no fun and can be stressful for our little ones!).
run warm water for the bath
place the herbal sachet in the bath water and begin to squeeze and massage it to ensure all the contents become saturated and are able to release their healing properties
place baby in the bath and continue to squeeze the sachet over the affected areas of their skin. The oats create a slippery milk that is very soothing to the skin, so don't be shy, keep ringing it out over and over again. If the skin isn't painful to the touch for your babe, feel free to gently rub the oat and lavender milk into their skin as you ring it out.
after baby has soaked in the healing bath, don't use soap to wash them off. Simply rinse them by pouring fresh warm water over their body and gently towel dry. This allows the healing properties of the oats and lavender to keep working to reduce inflammation/irritation on your baby's skin.
my recommendation is to first moisturize with a dry oil like coconut oil (as coconut oil is anti-microbial and moisturizing). Then follow up with a wet oil like olive oil, shea butter, or almond oil.
Discard the herbal sachet and repeat the process as needed in the following days.
Dry oils mean that the oil will soak into the skin and moisturize it quickly, but can leave the skin dry much sooner. Wet oils provide moisture for a longer period of time because they sit on the surface longer before penetrating the skin.