Oatmeal in the Victorian Toilette
It’s true. Oatmeal was in the Victorian Toilette. Oatmeal is still in our toiletries today in homemade and in brand-name products.
Aveeno Eczema Therapy with Colloidal Oatmeal
This newspaper clipping, from an 1893 edition of The Buffalo Commercial focuses on oatmeal bath sachets. Note the promised rewards: velvety softness and whiteness to the skin. A very Victorian measure of beauty..
Unsightly Suntan or Freckles? Oatmeal to the rescue!
Like Victorians, you can bathe in oatmeal because it is (supposedly) a miraculous treatment for suntans and pesky freckles. No feminine Victorian face should tolerate blemishes. Yet another Victorian standard of beauty.
Ladies still use Oatmeal Bath Sachets Today
A simple Google search returns blog posts, articles, recipes, and videos about how to make oatmeal bath sachets, much like the Oatmeal in Victorian toiletries of yesteryear.
By Kristin Holt
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