DYI: Oat Milk for Skin Care Projects

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Using oats to make skin soothing and anti-aging creams, bath soaks and masks is amazing, but if you want to your final product to be smooth and not lumpy or scratchy using whole or colloidal oats will not work well. This is where oat milk comes in. Its a simple process that removes the pulp of the oats without removing the benefits.

Note: the difference between this recipe and a recipe for oat milk to consume is one, possibly two simple ingredients. Salt does enhance the flavor of this mixture and some people prefer to add a flavor to their oat milk, such as vanilla or chocolate. This oat milk is perfectly safe to consume, however, we've omitted the salt and flavorings as they are not the best for your skin.

Recipe

Equipment

Blender

Medium Bowl with lid

Nut Milk Bag or fine sieve

Container of choice

Ingredients

1 Cup old fashion rolled oats

2 Cups distilled water (for soaking)

4 Cups distilled water

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, cover the oats with 2 cups of distilled water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight.
  2. Drain the oats and rinse with cool water.
  3. Combine oats with 4 cups of distilled water in a blender. Blend until smooth (30 to 60 seconds)
  4. Strain mixture using either a nut milk bag or a fine sieve. (The pulp that is left over can be used for cooking or be made into a soothing facial mask)
  5. Pour oat milk into your container of choice. Without a preservative, it will last 4 days in the fridge.

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