14 Responses to “Bravery : Washing Your Face … With Oil”


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  1. vjb

    This is my third comment in three minutes, but – I just started doing this!

    I’m using jojoba oil and it’s working beautifully. With the massage and hot facewasher, it feels like such a treat every night.

    I’ve tried rosehip oil, too, btw, and it works wonderfully, but is a bit too expensive to be slathering on as a cleanser. :) I’ll keep it as moisturiser.

  2. Yes this post does definitely get me more and more curious about the rest of your blog. I’m going to be trying this out this weekend.. Need to go to the store for some groceries. Thanks for the information.. and I’m so not going to wash my face and see what happens.

  3. Juanita

    I have been using coconut oil for this, and it is amazing. LOVE cleaning my face with oil, despite the initial fear!

    • Crunchy Betty

      Seriously, is there anything coconut oil can’t do? It cleans your face, it works as a deodorant (with a few other things), it moisturizes your hair, it nourishes your body, and it tastes so stinkin’ delicious when you cook with it.

      Coconut oil for the all-purpose win.

      • Yes to coconut oil! I use it an as overnight moisturizer/treatment for my fine, highlighted hair and as a moisturizer. Every time I feel a breakout coming on, using coconut oil seems to zap any pending zits. I also alternate between coconut and vitamin E oil as my nighttime moisturizer. I threw out all my drugstore, chemical laden moisturizers and haven’t looked back!

        • Crunchy Betty

          Yes! I absolutely ADORE it as a hair mask. I haven’t tried it as a treatment for blemishes yet, but on your recommendation, the next time one rears its ugly head, it’s getting a healthy dose of coconut oil.

          Isn’t it funny how we spend parts of our lives buying into this idea that commercially produced products are the best? Not only is my skin SO much healthier after going natural, but my wallet is so much heavier. Woohoo to noncommercialized beauty!

  4. Katie

    I have (make that had) adult onset acne, and nothing has worked for me like the oil cleanse method. I’ve been doing this for a while and I saw my sister this weekend and she commented on how great my skin is looking. So I was telling her what I’ve been doing and she asked me to send her the link for it. After listening to me explain it to my sister, now my mom is interested as well. Nothing better than clear skin where there used to be a mine-field of pimples to promote non-commercialized skin care! You can’t argue with results.

    And my little tip for helping with acne is add a little tea tree oil to your mix, it’s great for treating and healing pimples.

  5. Silver

    Yes everything you say is 100% true! I just discovered this by accident a couple days ago, another story. I found this on http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com and now reading this on your site. My experience is be precise with the Castor oil otherwise you can dry out your skin, which I did. I thought my skin was oily and added more Castor oil??? I used Olive Oil and Castor Oil.
    Quote from site:
    Some suggestions in creating your blend of deep cleansing oil:

    Oily Skin: Try a blend of 30% Castor Oil to 70% Sunflower Seed Oil.
    Balanced Skin: Try a blend of 20% Castor Oil to 80% Sunflower Seed Oil.
    Dry Skin: Try a blend of 10% Castor Oil to 90% Sunflower Seed Oil.

    Wow blown away, as I have battled with blemishes and only after a couple of uses I have noticed a dramatic difference! The bonus pores look tighter! I suppose you are cleaning the skin pores vs a surface cleaning.

  6. Jo

    I used olive oil (already in the shower) and a little finely ground salt. Feels great!

  7. Shruti

    I have been going through your website like from last 4 hours…read almost every article…crucnchybetty ROCKS!

    I want to apply this remedies to my face..however, can you please advice me on two thing:

    First I have lots of blackhead, can I still go ahead with this technic
    Second: can we do this daily?

    I am really excited to do this…please advice

  8. I do this! And it’s great. I use olive oil as the carrier, though I’d like to try something else. I have some skin issues that can’t be treated just with a cleanser– they’re mycotoxin related– but even so, the oil cleansing has been lovely.

    Shruti (comment before me): yes, do it if you have blackheads. The castor oil draws out impurities from your pores, no matter what they are. And I do it daily.

    • Shruti

      Hey….thanks Rebekah…

      I can great changes in skin…I am currently doing it at interval of 3 days..blackheads have reduce greatly but still there!May few more section will be required to get rid of them..! Is it good to do daily? No side-effect???

      • Hi Shruti… I don’t treat my entire face with this daily. I just use it for makeup removal, and since I usually don’t wear more than eye makeup and a touch of concealer, it doesn’t need to go all over my face.

        Anyway, I haven’t noticed any side-effects. I can’t imagine how there would be any unless you’re allergic to one of the oils. :) The only thing that might not be great for your face is the HOT water you use with this method. That can be pretty rough on skin, which is one of the reasons I don’t do it really often.


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