DIY Oatmeal & Coconut Scrub for Eczema

Have you ever tried a recipe, not sure if it would work or not? Well, that is what happened when I tried an oatmeal bath with my daughter Chosen for the first time.

I began researching ways to decrease the itching and rash associated with having eczema. I tried two store bought products but that was it, after a friend gave me a concoction of raw shea butter and organic coconut oil. It worked like a charm to clear it up. However, she was still getting outbreaks, one patch would go away while another patch would appear. It began to get nerve racking.

So, I tried an oatmeal bath by grinding up oatmeal in a blender to powder form, which was supposed to dissolve in the water, well that didn't work at all. The tub was filled with oatmeal, I was never trying that again.

Benefits of Oatmeal on the Skin:

#1: Dry skin quencher

#2: Itchy skin reliever

#3: Gentle exfoliator

#4: Moisture locker

#5: Skin protectant

#6: Deeply cleansing

#7: Suits all skin types

#8: Improves the complexion

I did however want to get to the bottom of what was the cause of the outbreaks, so I looked up what foods could be causing the flare ups;

Eczema Triggering Foods

  • citrus fruits.

  • dairy.

  • eggs.

  • gluten or wheat.

  • soy.

  • spices, such as vanilla, cloves, and cinnamon.

  • tomatoes.

  • some types of nuts.

Chosen loves mandarin oranges and drinks a lot of milk. So I reduced the amount of oranges I gave her with meals and cut milk and dairy out of her diet completely.

Other Eczema Triggers;

  • Cold air. ...

  • Hot weather. ...

  • Exposure to water. ...

  • Stress and anxiety. ...

  • Detergent. ...

  • Scented products. ...

  • Fabrics.

I only use plant based laundry detergent or free and clear detergent on her cloths. Her clothes are also washed twice and not washed with anyone else's in our house.

I began researching if a scrub would help soften her skin and aid in the clearing of her skin. I found several recipes for all natural scrubs designed for toddlers. One that stood out was a oatmeal scrub, however it contained sugar so I removed that.

I only used two ingredients; Organic Coconut Oil & Oatmeal!!

Coconut Oil & Oatmeal Scrub

1 Cup - Oats

1 1/4 Cup - Organic Coconut Oil

Add melted coconut oil in bowl

Blend oatmeal into a fine powder. This can be done with a food processor or blender.

Combine oatmeal with coconut oil and stir.


I use this scrub on her 2-3 times per week, along with SheaMoisture 100% Organic Coconut Oil body wash, followed by the concoction of raw shea butter and coconut oil and diet restrictions and have noticed a great improvement.

I actually began using it on myself, as it helps with color discoloration as well.

Let me know if you tried it and how it worked for you!

41 views0 comments