Oat's beneficial properties for the skin were already known to the Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, who used it for the purposes of healing, nourishing and nurturing the skin. Some of the virtues of oats are: treating dry and cracked skin, treating acne, relieving wrinkles, lightening skin blemishes and more, all while leaving the skin radiant. I incorporate oatmeal in the soap as colloidal oatmeal (fine grinding of oatmeal) for deep nourishment of the skin. Israeli olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter complete the action with the addition of moisture and softening of the skin and nourishing it with antioxidants that maintain its health. The combination of the essential oils of the Egyptian geranium and the lavandin gives the soap a rich scent of fresh flowers.