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Oatmeal soap is a favorite for all skin types because it offers four different kinds of pampering for your skin. First it moisturizes by attracting and holding water on the skin's surface. Next, it soothes by reducing irritation, itchiness and redness. Then, it helps to exfoliate by removing dead cells and finally it protects skin by creating a protein barrier that acts as a shield for the skin. There are many variations of the oatmeal bar but the soaps getting the best reviews had pure ingredients.
Caswell Massey Oatmeal Natural Bath Soap
This bar is part of the Luxury Natural Soap Collection, smells like a meadow and is made from an organic vegetable base. It contains palm oil, which delivers vitamin A for skin conditioning, coconut to moisturize and soothe, glycerin for enhanced moisturizing and essential oils for heightened fragrance. In addition, the soap has been triple milled for lasting fragrance and longer use. The soap comes in a recyclable box of three and retails for $40 online at caswellmassey.com
Herbaria Oatmeal Soaps
Herbaria customers rave over the quality of this natural soap that leaves their skin feeling soft and moisturized. Testimonials included no more dryness or flakiness, no more itching, healing for psoriasis, eczema and rosacea and non-irritating to sensitive skin. Herbaria uses olive oil in the base of its cold-processed soaps with naturally occurring glycerin. Then shea butter is added to make it even more moisturizing. The finishing touch for this ultra-moisturizing bar is, of course, the oatmeal which holds the moisture to your skin. Essential oils are used to provide long lasting and non-irritating fragrance in a wide selection of scents. Bars can be purchased online at: herbariasoap.com and sell for $5.95 per bar.
One With Nature Oatmeal Soap
One with Nature infuses each bar with Dead Sea minerals that are suspended in a pure vegetable and shea butter base. All One With Nature soaps help to relax the muscles while stimulating the circulation and restoring the skin to its natural pH, according to the company. The bars are triple milled and the oatmeal provides gentle exfoliating. The soaps are 100 percent natural and can be bought online at iherb.com. The soap comes in several fragrances and retails for $3.47.
Nature's Plus Oatmeal Soap
Nature's Plus has combined all natural aroma therapeutic plant extracts with 100 percent pure, cleansing ingredients. Its array of 11 plant and flower essential oils and essences including bay, rosemary, citrus and palmarosa purify the skin while maintaining its moisture balance. Oatmeal acts as an exfoliating agent and helps to revitalize the skin. Nature's Plus can be found online at vitacost.com. The soap is currently on sale for 14 percent off the original $3.40.