Oats

Oats are mild enough to use on even the most sensitive skin; oat milk is nourishing with high levels of naturally occurring minerals iron, zinc, manganese and vitamin B. It also soothes irritated skin and has been used for centuries as a skin brightener to even out skin tone, naturally.

Country of origin: UK

A little more information for the curious…

We use fine oatmeal wrapped lovingly in muslin and steep it in hot water to make our creamy, rich oat milk. We squeeze out all the goodness of the oats to make the oatmilk to form the basis of our soothing cream.

Ancient Romans recognised the beneficial properties of oats, both externally and internally and there are mentions of the nutritional and health benefits of oats in many Roman writings of the time. In more recent times, oats and the extracts made from them, became popular in cosmetics after information was published in the 1930s about the their ability to relieve itching and to protect your skin.

Oats are a source of calcium, iron and vitamin B1. They are high in carbohydrates and contain more protein and lipids (fat) than other grains.

Oats also contain avenanthramides, a type antibiotic produced by the plant, which acts as an antioxidant and may contribute to the topically soothing effect of the grain.

Cosmetic and medicinal preparations containing oats, and oat extracts, have been shown to be anti-inflammatory, to relieve itchy, irritated skin and to help with allergic reactions due to the antihistamic nature of oats.

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