The oil cleansing method - cheap, eco and rather darned good

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Post: # 160423Post Millymollymandy »

Well you're a bloke....... :lol: I can't even have WATER on my face, let alone soap, god forbid, it would just crack my skin is so dry. :( The only part of my body that soap touches is my hands.
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:lol: SusieG, do let us know how you get on.

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I've been making do with sunflower oil, but my caster oil is now sitting patiently at the post office waiting for me (foolishly went for a walk just before postie was due, so naturally it was delivered today). Looking forward to trying it with the proper stuff this weekend too!

And of course, if it's crap, I can always keep it in case of constipation :lol:
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Erm re the pharmacist, you're not pregnant or look like a terrorist do you? Perhaps he thought you had some dubious use in mind... :lol:
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Post: # 160510Post Millymollymandy »

:lol: I didn't even know it was used for constipation! let alone bombs. :shock: In fact I didn't know anything about it so I googled it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castor_oil
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Post: # 160597Post DeneciePie »

Well, I have been "no-poo" for about three months. It's great for my dry curly hair. I wish I had known sooner! I have spent a fortune on fancy fixings for dry hair or curly, blah;blah;blah! They have had my number all along. Now I am just buying lemons and bicarb (in five pound sacks!)
This is the first I have heard of oil cleansing. Sounds great! I can sure see why the cosmetic companies aren't wild to let all the information get out. I'll try it!


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Post: # 160637Post Millymollymandy »

So are you doing this twice a day? I thought when I read it that it seemed like an occasional deep clean. I feel like it would be a bit too much bother when I'm tired just before I go to bed.

I keep trying to think of the name of the oil we used to take when we were constipated as children. My mother still takes it and I had to buy her some from a pharmacy in France as they wouldn't sell it to her in a chemist in England. I'm sure it wasn't Castor Oil. Any other ones anyone can think of? :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:

Duh - LIQUID PARAFFIN!!! :oops:
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I only do it at night if I've worn make up that day - in the morning I just use a 50/50 combo of witch hazel and rose water on a cotton wool pad to freshen up my face. If I feel I need a bit of moisturising I just use a couple of drops of olive oil.
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Post: # 160651Post Islay »

Lazyspice I like the idea of your rosewater/witch hazel thing in the morning. I use water in the mornings (oil cleansing method at night), but always want something just a bit more pleasing than a wet flannel - my face never feels clean!
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I've been using witch hazel as a toner since my teens, now I'm a wee bit older (ok, a lot older!) my skin is less oily and I find it feels better now if I use the rose water combo instead. It really does make my face feel fresher than just using water. It's quite cheap and lasts ages too :thumbright:
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Post: # 160666Post Millymollymandy »

You guys are so lucky - I use the thickest most greasy moisturiser imagineable and if I need to put make up on I have to reapply it again or my skin is too dry to apply. I haven't washed my face since I was about 10. :lol:
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Post: # 161095Post Islay »

Mine is the opposite - I used to spend all my time putting evil stripping chemicals on it, and took a loooong time to believe that oil would make it less greasy, but it really does!

By the way, for anyone with greasy skin, I've found mine is even better with a bit of castor oil in the oil mix than when I was using plain sunflower oil - been using the castor for about 5 days now. I use about 75% sunflower, 25% castor and a couple of drops of lavender to make it smell prettier.
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Post: # 161957Post ajs88 »

i think i'll try this one. i use rosewater and its really nice, cheap too.

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Post: # 161959Post lazyspice »

Rosewater smells nice too :thumbright:
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