Tuesday, August 2, 2011

BEAUTY RECIPE: Ole Henriksen's Scandinavian Oatmeal Cleanser

Here's a video for you guys on one of my favorite beauty gurus, Ole Henriksen. I've never really mentioned him and his brand on my blog but have praised them on my twitter. I absolutely love this video for its simplicity. I have yet to try this recipe but I definitely will and let you guys know how it goes. I can't get enough of Ole Henriksen!

If you wanna know more about the video and the instructions and ingredients on how to make this cleanser then please keep on reading.
Here is a rundown of the video telling you guys how to make this magical and thorough deep cleanser. Expect a review on this. Enjoy! :)

-A Blender
-Large Bowl
-Mixing spoon
-Large flat plate
-Organic Oatmeal (12 heaping tablespoons)
-Rose Hips Tea (5 oz.) (strongly brewed)
-Plain Yogurt (2 heaping tablespoons)
-Gauze (8x8 in./20x20cm.) (3-4 layers)

-Take 12 tablespoons of oatmeal and place in blender, blend for a couple of seconds then stop and then give it a good shake. Blend until pulverized and finely ground. Next pour the oatmeal into a nice big bowl. Take the strong brew of rose hips tea, and add it right into the pulverized oatmeal. Mix. Next take the yogurt and add and mix in. The "cooking" part is over. Now place the gauze layers onto the flat plate. Take half of your creation and carefully pour it on top of the gauze on the plate. Then use your string to create a little pouch out of the gauze. That is it you are done!

As always, you can improvise as you go. Because these are all natural ingredients it might not turn out perfect every time. It's just like cooking in the kitchen, sometimes you have to feel and touch and smell.

USAGE: When you are ready to use the cleanser go ahead and take it out of the fridge. Before washing your face take the pouch and run it under some warm water to help soften and activate the ingredients. Then take it and glide it over your face.

-Oatmeal: Exfoliating. Helps release dead skin cells. Controls excess oil.
-Yogurt: Controls excess oil and mild bleaching properties.
-Rose Hips Tea: Great source of Vitamin C. Great to strengthen collagen.

STORAGE: You can keep use it in your shower day and night. But the recipe does need to be kept in the fridge because of the natural ingredients. A Tupperware container will help you the most to keep it fresh in the fridge. You have enough mixture for two pouches. Each pouch will last approximately last 1 week when used morning and night.