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    Default Where to buy Colloidal Oatmeal

    I'm sure others will be thinking the same, buy where can I buy Colloidal Oatmeal? There are lots of products with it as an ingredient, but I'd like to buy just 100% Colloidal Oatmeal so there is no chance of any other ingredient causing a problem.
    However, I can only seem to find Dermalogica Colloidal Oatmeal that comes in a HUGE 16oz size for salons and costs 50-60!!! As there is a high probability of it sitting in my 'failed products' drawer, I don't really want to be spending that much ;)

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    be careful or ur face will turn blue

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    blue - that's from colloidal silver, not oatmeal!

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    Thank goodness for that! I had visions of looking like this:



    So noone has ever seen any for sale anywhere then?

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    I found this on a Google site.

    http://answers.google.com/answers/th...id/584277.html

    Maybe it answers your question.

    For home use, (eczema, rash, itching) I have had very good luck by
    grinding old fashioned, long cooking oatmeal, uncooked, in a blender.
    I grind about a cup at a time, and grind it very finely in my blender,
    in a dry state. (Grinding in a dry state works much better.) I then
    sprinkled it in the bath water and it worked very well. I used fresh,
    uncooked oats, and added nothing else. If your oats are not fine
    enough, perhaps you need to process them longer, or get a blender with
    many settings, including ?fine?, particularly if you plan to make them
    often.

    Colloidal oatmeal is not actually made, it ?becomes?. Oats are ground
    to make oatmeal flour, or powder. The oat powder then assumes
    colloidal properties, or, becomes colloidal, when wet. Manufacturers
    of colloidal oatmeal products use anti-oxidants, beta glucan ,high
    fiber oat bran, oat oil, perfumes, stabilizers, etc. in their
    products, along with oat flour.


    My boys have bad eczema and oatmeal and their products work wonders. Dermaveen has been a life saver for their skin and a sanity saver for me.

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    I just bought a box of collodial oatmeal at CVS for $5.99. It has 5 pouches in it. Mixes well with warm water...
    take care,

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachzon View Post
    Colloidal oatmeal is not actually made, it ?becomes?. Oats are ground
    to make oatmeal flour, or powder. The oat powder then assumes
    colloidal properties, or, becomes colloidal, when wet.
    Very interesting! Thanks for this
    I wonder if I just get oatmeal flour instead? How about this:
    http://www.ecotopia.co.uk/product/11...al---500g.html

    Can't find colloidal oatmeal here in the UK for some reason...
    Last edited by flemmo; 22nd September 2008 at 08:23 PM.

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    No harm in trying. One of us Aussie's can always send you the receipe for Anzac bikkie's if it doesn't work - they are yummy.

    It should though. For my kids eczema they even recommended floating oatmeal in muslin in their baths so it must be the properties of the oatmeal itself with out any additives.

    Can I ask how you want to use it? Is it for a mask or something like that?

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    Just as a cleanser am and pm. I know it's supposed to be good for seb derm (which I have) and then there was the recent article about it being good for rosacea (which I have) so it sounds like it could be a good option.

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    well, I managed to find some and have been using it for the last 5 days. My skin is redder than it was before!!!
    I find it hard to believe that only 1 ingredient - and totally natural at that - could be causing it. Maybe its the change in season. I'll leave off it for a couple of weeks and see what happens.

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