What is it? The liquid oil pressed from the oat kernel.
Appearance Golden liquid.
Texture Viscous and silky smooth.
Scent Slight oaty scent.
Absorbency Speed Slow
Solubility Oil
Why do we use it in formulations? It’s anti-inflammatory and an anti-irritant, making it fantastic for dry, irritated, or mature skin.
Do you need it? No, but it’s a nice luxury oil.
Refined or unrefined? I like unrefined.
Strengths Soothing, long-lasting hydration.
Weaknesses Its heavy, slow-absorbing nature can be a turn off for those who prefer faster absorbing oils
Alternatives & Substitutions There aren’t many oils that are very comparable. Evening primrose oil and castor oil have similar absorption speeds, but quite different fatty acid makeups.
How to Work with It I love it in body butter bars and soap, as well as other products for people with eczema or dry skin.
Storage & Shelf Life Stored somewhere cool, dark, and dry, oat oil should last at least two years.
Tips, Tricks, and Quirks Oat oil has some emulsifying properties, but that does not mean you can use it as an emulsifier without extensive chemistry knowledge.
Recommended starter amount 100mL (3.3fl oz)
Where to Buy it Buy it from an online DIY ingredient supplier or Amazon.

Some Formulations that Use Oat Oil



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September 7, 2016