want the soothing effect, then true colloidal oats are the ticket for me.
Oatmeal is soothing when you are not allergic to it. I recommend anyone with eczema test before bathing in oatmeal. When I was a baby a doctor prescribe oat baths for me. According to my mother I almost died from the allergic reaction and to this day I can eat oatmeal but cannot bathe with it. It is a wonderful product if not allergic but I always added a caution label on my oatmeal products.That reminds me of a story about @Bunny who shared her Honey Oatmeal Castile HP soap recipe with the group. She made it for her 3-year old grandson who had eczema. That was before the arrival of colloidal oatmeal. At bath time, she added a couple of cups of oatmeal to the bath water! Very soothing.