Margaret Raiford Oatmeal Lavendar Soap
Have you ever wondered why people put oatmeal in soap?
Reason 1: Moisture. There have been a lot of studies that show colloidal (finely ground and mixed evenly throughout the soap) oatmeal can be effective moisturizer for your skin. The great thing about colloidal oatmeal is that it does not plant saponin which is a natural and mild cleanser!
Reason2: Inflammation. Colloidal oatmeal also has something in it called phenols, which provide its anti-inflammatory properties.
Reason 3: Exfoliation. Colloidal oatmeal also acts as a very mild exfoliating agent. The nice thing about this type of exfoliation is how mild it is. Because the particle size of colloidal oatmeal is so small and relitively soft, it can usually be used on your face and other sensitive areas that traditional exfoliating agents might irritate.
Reason 4: pH. Your skin has pretty complex pH system. You have an acid mantle, which sits on top of your skin and helps protect you from the environment. This has a pH of about 5. Subsequent layers of skin have differing pH ;evels. Sometimes products that are too alkaline can throw off the pH of your skin, causing or aggrivating certain skin problems. Colloidal oatmeal acts as a pH buffer which helps correct the pH of your skin.
Reason 5: Itch. Colloidal oatmeal has been used for centuries to soothe the skin and help relieve itch. This might be a side effect of the anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, but still a great benefit.