I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “necessity is the mother of invention”. While I don’t think of ANBIA® oatmeal soaps as an invention, I do see them as an innovation within an industry inundated with dyes, chemicals and perfumes.

Due to my life experiences, I was compelled to create a line of USDA certified organic oatmeal soaps. You may be wondering what inspires me to use an oatmeal-based soap as part of my skincare process rather than the commercial body washes, gels, and bars that pack the shelves of stores today. Well, here goes: nearly 20 years ago I was badly burned with second and third degree burns over my entire body. This accident occurred in my kitchen while making Thanksgiving dinner. After a lengthy recovery process, I was advised by my doctor to use oatmeal soap to clean my skin. This is because oatmeal is a natural exfoliant which has the ability to heal the skin, normalizes its Ph level and locks in moisture which my skin desperately needed.

Back then it wasn’t easy to find oatmeal soap that wasn’t commercially produced. My skin didn’t react well to the commercially produced oatmeal soaps because they contained dyes, perfumes and chemicals. My already delicate skin would become scaly and extremely dry. I had to use intensive healing moisturizers and oils to supplement what should be organically taking place.

As a necessity and after much research, I created my own soaps with all-natural ingredients that achieve even better results than commercial soaps with additives that exfoliate and nourish my skin. Since I knew others who struggled with skin issues such as oiliness, dryness, or acne, I began giving my soaps as gifts to friends and family. The positive reactions were overwhelming.

I am now able to produce the ANBIA® skin care line completely in the United States, achieve USDA organic certification and strive to bring only the safest ingredients for skin to market.  Our bar soaps contain finely ground gluten-free oats and are vegan friendly, with the exception of Simply Sweet as it contains certified organic honey. ANBIA® certified organic bar soaps are scented with essential oils and are a welcome exfoliant and moisturizer for your entire body. Our certified organic castile body wash soaps and our foaming hand wash soaps all contain oatmeal extract amongst other healing ingredients for skin and are vegan friendly.

The most important benefit I have seen after prolonged use is a reduction in residual scarring on my face and body. I had no idea committing to an oatmeal-based skincare routine would provide such visible results. Any scarring can be detrimental to the way you feel about yourself. It doesn’t matter if it’s stretchmarks, acne, or even burn scars like mine. I want to share what has healed my body and self-image so you can be proud of the skin you’re in, go ahead nourish your skin with ANBIA® soaps.