Oat Oil: The Joy of Oats

Posted on January 29, 2016 by Jess Baker | 1 Comment

Every now and then I wake up at silly-o’clock and lie in bed fretting about all the things I’ve not yet done, and fantasizing about all the things I’d like to do (dance professionally, exhibit my photographs, design my own clothes… the list is random and endless so I’ll stop there, but you get gist).

That's exactly what happened this morning. I eventually got up to see half the garden glowing in the morning sun, and parakeets criss-crossing the clear blue sky (yes, parakeets in London), and for the first time this year instead of heating a wintry-warming oaty porridge I mixed a handful of dried oats with fresh berries and reached for the diary-free yoghurt. But I don’t mean to divulge my breakfast habits, I just want to share with you the joy of oats: they work wonders on the skin.

Oat (Avena Sativa Kernel) Oil is a golden oily substance that’s gently extracted from whole oat kernels. It’s used in a wide range of skin and hair products because of its natural nourishing and moisturising properties.

Reduce Redness
The MIMI Oat Oil is sustainably sourced and Ecocert approved, and is rich in antioxidants, particularly vitamin E, and Linoleic Acid (omega-6) an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid that maintains and enhances the skins permeability as a barrier while holding more moisture. It also contains avenanthramides (easy for you to say), the molecules responsible for giving oats their well-known ability to reduce redness and itching: calming and soothing every skin type.

The oat lipids are working hard while you sleep, when you're using  Sleeping Beauty.

Why add it to a face mask?
Good question. It is an unusual addition to a face mask, but it’s in Green Goddess for two reasons: First, its oily consistency prevents the mask from drying out completely (so your mask should always feel comfortable). Second, it can penetrate deep into the epidermis, nourishing and moisturising your skin (customers always say their skin feels really soft after the mask).

Get Oatilicious!
It wouldn't be a MIMI blog without a some random facts: The MIMI Oat Oil is made especially for cosmetic use on your skin, but just so you know… oat protein, oats, dried oats
Oats were first harvested as a crop about three thousand years ago. The largest bowl of porridge was cooked on an open fire in a giant pot in Russia, 2011. It weighed 865 kilos and probably fed a whole village for a month. I imagine they had to stand on stilts to stir it. Oh, and the health-foodies among you will know that eaten, oats are naturally gluten free, release energy slowly, and are lower in fat than wheat.

If you found some of this useful you can comment below, or share with friends. I’m off to finish my breakie!

Posted in Green Goddess Face Mask, Natural Ingredients, Sleeping Beauty Night Time Facial Oil



1 Response


April 18, 2014

Interesting stuff! I always have porridge for breakfast, it really sets me up for the day.

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