Growing up in Finland, there was nothing quite as satisfying as a hot bowl of oatmeal on a cool autumn morning.
Little did we know at the time, but the humble oat, avena sativa, has a value that goes far beyond filling cold, empty stomachs, including a range of medicinal uses, which traditional societies have benefited from for thousands of years. And, modern research agrees: oats or oat extracts have been found to combat a list of ills, including the reduction of cholesterol, the lowering of blood pressure, the prevention of athersclerosis, and even the accelerated healing of various forms of skin damage.
In fact, the special properties of oatmeal are most directly apparent when applied to the skin. This is why dermatologists often recommend oatmeal-based creams and body washes for patients with exzema, psoriasis and other skin conditions. What makes oatmeal so powerful in dealing with these skin conditions? According to the experts, it is the anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory compounds, or avenanthramides, found only in oats, which are responsible for oatmeal’s ability to soothe itching and irritated skin.
This is why you will find a healthy dose of organic oatmeal in our hand-cut Shea Butter Soap, available now in our distinctive, seasonal Fall / Ruska scent. Happy washing![/spb_text_block] [spb_blank_spacer height=”1px” width=”1/4″ el_position=”last”] [spb_blank_spacer height=”30px” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [spb_products title=”ALL OUR FALL SCENTS” asset_type=”selected-products” products=”11656,11667,11668,11669″ display_type=”gallery” multi_masonry=”no” carousel=”no” fullwidth=”no” columns=”4″ item_count=”20″ order=”DESC” button_enabled=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”]