It sounds a bit like a porridge you'd eat for medicinal purposes in your old age, right?!
If that's about your guess as to what it is, or you kinda know vaguely what it is but would like to know more, read on:
"Colloidal oatmeal is simply oats ground into an extremely fine powder. When added to bathwater, it creates a milky dispersion that prevents the oatmeal from settling rapidly. So the oatmeal stays in the water and doesn’t just sink to the bottom of the bath. When you get into the tub, the colloidal oatmeal feels silky, as it coats, moisturizes, softens, and protects your skin. It helps smooth and comfort itchy, scratchy, and dry skin.
Beautiful pic and words by @michellemckayphotographer:
I only have a couple of photographs of myself with either of my parents.
In the photograph I have with my mother, I'm about 6 months old. I'm sitting in her lap, her right arm wrapped tightly around my middle, my toddler sister nestled into her side. I'm just this chubby little squish in a pink bonnet hat and singlet, and my mother, her long braids falling loosely down around her slender face, is grinning so completely it goes right to her eyes. In that moment she is so happy.
I've spent countless hours staring at that picture, wondering at the mystery of this youthful, smiling woman. I've studied her face and seen my own features, marvelled at the way my baby self sat so comfortably on her knee. And I have thought on countless occasions how grateful I am to have that photograph, that documented piece of history that tells the story of a mother - my mother - on a sunny day in Coffs Harbour NSW, with two tiny smiling girls in her arms.
There is something deeply and intrinsically fascinating about seeing photographs of our child selves with our parents that speaks straight to our souls. That's why capturing families just *being* together is my favourite thing. Because what may seem ordinary right now will one day not only be treasured by us, but will be so deeply and wonderfully interesting, magical and special to our children.