Have any of you heard of the Oil Cleansing Method? I was first introduced to it by one of my beauty contributors on Chic Vegan. I thought about giving it a try at the time, but had a fair amount of the product I used remaining, so I filed the idea away to consider later.
I have been using Arcona products for 4-5 years now and have had really good results with them, but lately my skin (especially on my nose) seems to be dry and flaky, plus the products I use are a bit expensive and I am looking to cut costs. I have been thinking about shaking-up my beauty routine lately and am always on a quest to use more “natural” beauty solutions.
Today as I woke-up I lay there looking through popular pins on Pinterest and saw a pin for making your own natural cleansing scrub. I clicked on the link and saw that the post mentioned the Oil Cleansing Method.
Inspired by THIS post by Krystle Owens I went to the store after church and picked-up some castor oil, sunflower oil, Vitamin E, and brown sugar.
I made a bottle of oil-based cleanser following the recipe in THIS post. The recipe I used for the Natural Cleansing Scrub is VERY close to Krystle’s recipe with a few tweaks here and there….I used Sunflower oil vs. Olive oil (as recommended by the Oil Cleansing Method website) and added Vitamin E to the recipe.
OIL-BASED CLEANSERSunflower oil Castor oil
Fill a glass bottle (oil is always best kept in glass since plastic can leech into oil) with 25% castor oil and 75% sunflower oil making sure to leave at least 1″ at the top of the bottle unfilled (this is so there is room for you to shake the oils together).
Follow the directions in THIS post with regards to how to cleanse.
NATURAL CLEANSING SCRUB – Enough for about 7 daily uses. Keeps well for up to 3 weeks.1/3 cup brown sugar 1 Tbs sunflower oil 2 tsp castor oil 1 tsp vitamin E 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp witch hazel 1/2 Tbs honey a few drops essential oils – if desired for fragrance Directions: In a small glass container with a lid (I used ones from my “hoarding glass jars” cabinet), mix the brown sugar with each ingredient separate until blended well. The finished product will look sort of like a gooey or sticky applesauce. With a damp face and fingertips, scoop out a bit, massage it in circular motions over your whole face and decolletage for about a minute. Leave it on for a couple more minutes if in the shower. If not, then you can wrap your face with a hot washcloth allowing the steam to open your pores. After steaming a few minutes massage the scrub in again, rinse and pat dry. .
To learn about the benefits of each ingredient, head on over to Krystle’s blog HERE.
Have any of you ever tried the Oil Cleansing Method or made any of your own facial cleansers? I’d love to hear about your experience.