Tutorials and recipes

Sensitive skin loves a Touch of Oats cream

homemade cream for sensitive skin homemade cream for sensitive skinCare for your sensitive skin with Touch of Oats

Everyone with sensitive skin knows how tricky it can be to manage. Indeed, this skin type tends to sting or prickle at even the slightest irritation (such as temperature changes or an unsuitable product). Luckily, you can make a cream that soothes and cares for sensitive skin.

Touch of Oats is gentle on fragile, irritation-prone skin. This non-greasy homemade cream can be used on the face or the body and leaves your skin soft and moisturized.  

Truly comforting, Touch of Oats will quickly become your sensitive skin’s new best friend in all seasons. This recipe for a natural cream is indispensible to anyone with a delicate epidermis!

How to make a homemade cream for sensitive skin?

Ingredientshomemade cream for sensitive ski

Oil phase

Aqueous phase

Cooling phase


Good to know!

  • Colloidal oatmeal is soothing: it softens and offers relief to dry, itchy skin.
  • Zinc oxide provides skin protection.

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare and sterilize your equipment and workspace.
  2. Weigh the ingredients for the oil phase into the first small stainless steel bowl. Gently warm on a double boiler until the temperature of the mixture reaches 70-80°C. Use a silicone spatula to crush any lumps of zinc oxide, then use the mini-mixer to dissolve.cream recipe for sensitive skin
  3. In the second small stainless steel bowl, weigh the water and gently warm on the double boiler until it reaches a temperature of 70-80°C. As the water begins to heat, add the oatmeal and let soak for a few minutes before adding the glycerin. Incorporate with the mini-spatula, then mix with the mini-mixer to break up any remaining clumps of oatmeal. Your aqueous phase is now ready.how to make a cream for sensitive skin
  4. When the aqueous phase is homogeneous and the temperature of both phases is 70-80°C, combine the phases and mix for a few minutes with the mini-mixer (using the frothing attachment/small wheel). Next, place the bowl in a cold-water bath to speed up the emulsifying process and continue to mix, frequently scraping the walls of the bowl with the silicone spatula.taking care of sensitive skin
  5. In the meantime, premix the ingredients for the cooling phase (elderberry extract and vitamin E) in a ramekin.
  6. When the emulsion is smooth and has cooled to a temperature of 45°C or less, add the cooling phase ingredients. Mix the cream well.homemade cream with oatmeal for sensitive skin
  7. Pour the cream into a Ziploc-style bag.
  8. Cut off a corner of the bag.
  9. Squeeze the bag to to fill the jar. Alternatively, you can scoop the cream into the jar with a spoon, but the Ziploc technique helps prevent mess.taking care of sensitive skin

Use and conservation

This DIY cream for sensitive skin is formulated for both face and body use.

Made in optimal sanitary conditions, it will keep for at least 3 months.


  • Alexandra

    Hello! I made this cream with olivem instead of the ecomulse, the texture is a little dry once I rub it in it crumbles. What can I add to fix that? Thank you!

    • Coop Coco

      Hello Alexandra,
      We spend a lot of time on every recipe (around 2 to 3 months), and changing the emulsifier is like changing the recipe (it can have an effect on the proportions of each ingredient, but also on the stability, the texture…). Unfortunately, we can’t answer your question precisely because it requires new tests and research. This is why we never advice to change the emulsifiers.
      If you use Olivem 1000, you have to add 0.2% of xanthan gum, for the stability of the cream. Also, you should do some test to find the usage rate of emulsifier (it can be different from the ECOmulse) and the other ingredients.
      Also, Olivem is known for giving this “crumbly” texture. This is also why we used ECOmulse here
      Hope that helps!
      Have a nice day.

  • cdb cream

    Love your article! The content is very valuable. It shows that you spent time researching this and you have managed to turn it into an incredible piece of valuable content. TY. Will share with my audience.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *