Balneum Medicinal Bath Oil for Psoriasis & Dry Skin - 500ml

Balneum Medicinal Bath Oil for Psoriasis & Dry Skin - 500ml

  • Moisturising bath oil for dry skin
  • Contains soya bean oil that hydrates the skin
  • Can also be used as a cleanser
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Balneum Bath Oil is a lightly perfumed, moisturising bath oil that can be used to soothe the symptoms of dry skin conditions, such as psoriasis.

It contains soya bean oil that hydrates the skin and restores smoothness and suppleness through its emollient properties. The bath oil forms tiny droplets in water, forming a protective layer on the skin surface to prevent moisture evaporation and further dryness.

It can also act as a cleanser. This means that it can replace standard soaps, which may contain harsh chemicals that strip the skin of essential oils.

Because it is used in the bath, full immersion in the water has a soothing effect and benefits the skin all over the body, helping to prevent it from drying out.


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Balneum Bath Oil is best used with warm water (not over 36 degrees). Add it to the bath when the water is running, using the recommended measurements below.

Full immersion in the bath provides the maximum benefits of hydration, and should also help you relax. But if you only have a small patch of dry, flaky, or scaly skin, you may be able to use a bowl or the sink to bathe it in the bath oil.

Take care not to use soap with the bath oil, as it will wash the protective oils away and may lead to further dryness.

For a full adult bath: add 1 capful (around 20ml) of the liquid to the bath water. Allow around 10-20 minutes soaking for maximum benefits, but no longer.

For a child or baby bath: add ¼ capful (around 5ml) to the water. Gently rub over the body using a sponge for a few minutes only.

For a bath in a bowl or sink: add 1/8 capful (around 2.5ml) to the bowl of water and rub over the affected area gently.

For very dry skin, use 2-3 times the amounts shown above. After you have finished bathing, pat the skin dry with a towel. Avoid rubbing, as this will remove the protective layer of oil.

Balneum Bath Oil can be used 2-3 times per week, or as directed by the doctor or pharmacist. For babies and infants a daily bath is generally recommended.


Balneum Bath Oil can be used by adults, children, and elderly people, but it should always be stored out of children’s reach. Take care not to get any oil in the eyes. Rinse immediately with clean water in the event of contact. If swallowed accidentally, seek medical attention.

After bathing, clean the bath by rinsing with hot water and then cleaning more thoroughly with a bathroom cleaner. Take care when entering or exiting the bath as the oil content will make surfaces extra slippery.

People allergic to soya or peanuts should avoid using Balneum Bath Oil. Check all of the ingredients and if you have a hypersensitivity to any, refrain from use.

Avoid using if you suffer from fresh pustular forms of psoriasis (pustular psoriasis). If you have other major skin injuries, acute skin diseases, or feverish and infectious diseases, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Side Effects

Burning, itching or irritation is known in rare cases with Balneum Bath Oil. Allergy to soya oil and peanuts can cause side effects, so do not use the product in this case.

Hypersensitivity to some ingredients, such as propylene glycol, benzylbenzoate and butylated hydroxytoluene may also cause irritation to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes.

There are no known interactions between Balneum Bath Oil and other medicines.

Scientific Research

For people with Psoriasis

HelloSkin’s experts have not been able to find scientific data on the use of Balneum Bath Oil in people with psoriasis.

The product contains soya oil, which may help reduce water evaporation from the skin. In psoriasis the water loss across the skin is increased in psoriatic lesions compared to healthy skin (1).


  1. Ann Dermatol. 2012 May; 24(2): 168–174
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