The Oatmeal Bar, made with colloidal oats, is here to help your dry, itchy, problematic skin.
Colloidal oats are amazing things. Made by grinding oats and then boiling them to create an extract, colloidal oats help soothe troubled skin by mixing with water and then creating a thin film over the skin. This layer helps to smooth your skin down so that it holds onto moisture more effectively. Less water loss means less irritation.
This bar is made with my signature recipe of organic olive and organic coconut oils, with the addition a hefty amount of colloidal oats. The oats add just a touch of texture to the bar and visually differentiate it from the Bare Bar. In addition to their skin soothing quality, the natural saponins in colloidal oats add extra creaminess to the lather, which is already very creamy and cushiony to begin with (if I do say so myself. And I do.)
Nothing else is added to this bar. No scent, no color, just oats. It is for those who constantly find themselves frustrated by ingredients that set off their sensitive skin. If you are looking for a gentle bar soap that doesn't inflame upset skin while still providing a cleansing experience, give the Oatmeal Bar a try.
INGREDIENTS: A gentle handcrafted soap, it is made with organic extra virgin olive oil, organic and sustainably sourced coconut oil, sodium hydroxide*, and colloidal oats. Each bar is hand cut to approximately 3.5 ounces (100g).
As simple and sustainable as possible is the goal of Toledo Soap Co.
Hope you enjoy!
**These bars will ship with a simple, handwritten label.
*sodium hydroxide (lye), is the magic that turns oils into soap. Through a process called saponification, the lye and oils mix to form an entirely new substance - soap! None of the lye is left after the saponification process is finished; the lye and oil molecules have broken each other apart and reformed into soap and glycerin, a soothing, natural humectant. Additionally, I add more oil than is needed for my recipe (called superfatting) to create a bar that is gentle and hydrating.