When it comes to our face, we use products- some more than others. We use cleansers, moisturizers, make up removers, toners, serums, scrubs, masks and products I didn’t even know existed. The beauty industry is constantly advertising the latest and greatest in skin care and we seem to be willing to pay the price.
In the quest for clean and beautiful skin, we wash our face with harsh cleansers and chemicals that strip off the natural oils from our skin, which leaves an imbalance. Then we apply moisturizers, loaded with unpleasant ingredients, to bring back balance.
A year ago, as I was researching natural ingredients, I came across OCM – Oil Cleansing Method. At first I could not comprehend why one would put oil(s) on their face to clean it. My skin is already oily, why would I do that? I used those store-bought products to clean and moisturize my oily skin. Well, the more I read the more it became clear- oil removes oil. So I decided to try it out. I started with a simple mixture of castor and jojoba oils. I applied a bit in my hand, massaged it onto my dry skin and then used a hot washcloth to gently steam and cleanse my face. I loved the process and the result. Within no time my skin was balanced, clean and happy! I did not have an oily T-zone. My forehead was not oily or shiny by mid-day. Today I continue to use this method. I no longer use a separate cleanser, make-up remover, and moisturizer. I use ONE product - my Facial Oil.
Over time my mixture of castor and jojoba oils has also evolved. My current mixture includes organic rosehip seed oil, organic jojoba oil, organic castor oil, organic carrot seed oil, organic geranium essential oil, myrhh essential oil, frankincense oil, and organic helichrysum essential oil.