{DIY} Oatmeal Chamomile Bath Soak

Sometimes the most appealing projects to me are the ones that can be done right in my own kitchen,
during nap time, without having to spend money or require my leaving the house.
This is not the season for me to be leaving the home very often. Certainly, I do not mind that much.
I enjoy being home, being busy with my hands and finding ways to save money.

Lazarus has the beginnings of a small rash so I was needing a remedy. We all, I am sure, know how fantastic oatmeal is for the skin. But if you do not, I will just refresh our memories for a quick moment…

Oatmeal is filled with saponins (natural cleaners), it helps maintain proper moisture in the skin all while still cleansing the pores.  It is moisturizing, alleviates itchiness and helps remove dead skin cells. It is also soothing for rashes and minor skin imperfections, such as acne, as well healing minor wounds.


Chamomile, likewise, is delicious for your baby’s skin and body – and yours as well. It is a miracle herb, fighting so many ailments – colic, rashes, anxiety, insomnia, upset stomachs and more. It is anti-inflammatory and is a delightful skin-healer.


Mix the two ingredients together and you have a scrumptious, natural, frugal bath soak for you and your baby.

I mixed up two cups of whole oatmeal flakes in a mixer and processed 1/2 cup of dried chamomile flowers and oatmeal together until they formed a fine, fine powder. This only took a few minutes.  I also added 8 drops of Roman Chamomile essential oil for added effect in the final product.

Lazarus, my sweet little baby boy (oh, how I love having babies in our home!), was the first recipient of this bath soak. His skin felt so smooth afterwards and he  truly smelt so delicious and clean.

After being dried and clothed, he was quickly asleep – soothed and smelling so lovely – by the warm living room fire. Do not think you must always visit a store to find what you need or want for your home or family. In many situations, being creative and working with your own hands is much more satisfying.

February 22, 2016 - 1:18 pm

Samantha Erin Sounds amazing! I am going to have to make this 🙂 Gillian, random question but what are YOUR fav blogs to follow? I absolutely love yours and I follow Wellness Mama but I need some others to add to the list. Looking for homemaking, natural solutions, farm life, living off the land, even parenting stuff. Again, anything like yours cause yours is my fav!

February 21, 2016 - 12:43 am

Our Home of Many Blessings Oh I’m excited to make this!! Thank you so much for sharing,I can’t wait to try it….and oh yes,I love the sweet babies in our home also.The atmosphere is simply amazing.I’ve never bought essential oils before.Where do you buy yours from or can you suggest good companies you have used and love.

February 20, 2016 - 2:14 pm

Gillian Hi Maike,
I have plans to grow chamomile but did not grow enough last year … these dried flowers were purchased last year through Amazon. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Frontier-Chamomile-Flowers-Certified-Organic/dp/B001VNGN9C/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1455991943&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=chamomile+bulk+herb

February 20, 2016 - 1:47 pm

Maike Where did you get the camomille from? Did you pick them yourself on the field or did you buy them? I am quite interested in natural healing plants and have a book about it but couldn’t collect plants in the big city and here in the country I couldn’t really find any of them.