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  1. Lane

    If I am not going to use the Oil Cleansing Method every night, what should I use on alternate nights? I ask this because I wear sunscreen and blush, and I want to be sure I’ve gotten all of it off my face. I have combination skin with a tendency toward adult acne. I have never put Castor Oil on my face, but I use it for muscle and joint pain. Ideas? Thank you!!!!!

    • Hahn

      I used Cerave foaming facial cleanser. It’s really gentle and I think it doesn’t have as many harsh chemicals as other american brands. Asian cleansers are best though. Skin Food is a pretty cheap korean brand

    • Hahn

      I have really oily skin. I used a blend of castor oil and sunflower seed oil at first and I had a lot of success. The pus would come out of my skin without me having to steam it. After a while it stopped working. I took out castor oil from the blend and only used sunflower seed oil the ocm started to work again. As I didn’t have the right blend while I was traveling, I went sort of crazy when the pure sunflower seed blend started unclogging my pores and did the ocm way too many times. Sometimes I would run the oil on my face two or three times after steaming and I did that every day. It seems when I let my face rest the ocm works like magic. I’m currently in a lull and going to wait a week or two before I start the cleanse again. :\

    • Leyna

      On off days I usually just use acv or
      rose water ad a cleaner/toner before bed. It wipes away the surface grunge (sunscreen, makeup, whatever) without being too drying.

      The acv needs to be diluted (I use roughly 1 part acv 2 parts water and keep a ready made jar in the bathroom), but the rose water can be used straight.

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  3. Amy

    I use 2 parts castor oil, 5 parts almond oil, 3 parts jojoba oil. Thinking about putting in some tea tree oil just to help fight the breakout I already have. Just started this week and I love it!!

  4. Mel Issa

    HI!
    I’m considering trying this method. I’ve been wanting to try it since last year but always back out and buy natural face cleansers. I have oily skin, I don’t have acne but my forehead and my cheeks have skin colored pimples. They’re not whiteheads or blackheads, they’re just there…ALL the times. I’m thinking of using grapeseed oil and almond oil, and I have peppermint, rosemary and tea tree oil since I use them on my hair. Can anyone help me? I currently use jojoba oil as a moisturizer after I clean my face, and a toner made of Apple cider vinegar, water, peppermint and tea tree oil.

    • Leyna

      Honestly, experimentation and consistency are your best friends. Everybody’s skin is different so it’s kind of hard to tell someone exactly what blend to use.
      Those essential oils are all really strong, and can be kind of drying, which can actually make your skin sort of bumpy like you’ve described. I’d say add some castor oil to the base oils you have, and swap out the rosemary and peppermint for something more soothing like calendula or chamomile.
      Also avocado oil is another great base oil to consider, my skin loves it. Right now I’m using:
      2 parts avocado oil
      2 parts apricot seed oil
      1 part neem oil
      Lavender and tea tree essential oils

      (No castor oil for me in the winter, my skin is super prone to eczema and dry patches. In not-winter the neem oil “part” is half castor oil half neem oil))

  5. Robin

    I decided to try this method after weeks of researching. Last night was my first time. I decided to use Castor oil and grapeseed oil as my blend, both cold pressed and organic bought at Whole Foods. (3 parts castor to 1 part grapeseed) I have oily, acne prone skin and from what I have been reading, this sounded like a good blend to start my journey. Hope all goes well and I hope to update on my progress.

  6. Anna

    I’ve just started the OCM and I’m pretty excited. I bought the tamanu thyme cleansing oil and I really like how supple it makes my skin feel. One question though. I use the oil at night before bed to remove my makeup, but I shower in the morning. What would I do in the morning to cleanse my face that won’t strip my face of too many oils? I have oily skin normally so when I wake up, my face is already pretty oily. Can anyone offer any suggestions? Thank you!

    • Brianna

      Crunchy betty has another amazing recipe called no nonsense daily face scrub (or something along those lines) you should definitely check out! I use it every morning and I really enjoy it! It’s literally only half a cup of finely ground oatmeal and half a cup of finely ground almonds. Plus she gives suggestions of what else to use for different skin types.

      Check it out!

      • Anna

        Awesome! Thanks for the tip! I fell out of the OCM method for a little bit but I’ve recently picked it back up. My skin went nuts, again, and now I’m in a period of my face getting EXTREMELY dry on the sides of my nostrils and my chin. It gets bright red and then peels. So I’m assuming it has to do with the weather changing. I’m going to try the scrub and the OCM and hopefully I can get my face back under control, haha.

    • Jeanna

      I use unfiltered organic honey (farmers market) as a morning cleanser. Just wet your fingertips with warm water and use a quarter sized amount of honey and apply to your dry face. It pulls out impurities and is a natural anti-inflammatory. It really is the nectar of the gods, it cures so many things. I have had really bad cystic acne all of my adult life and between cleansing with hemp seed and grapeseed oil in the evening and honey in the morning… my skin feels amazing! Best of luck to you :)

  7. Kelley

    I did OCM for about 6 months and it worked fabulously. Then it stopped working. I had surgery, had to take a lot of medications, couldn’t tend my skin as thoroughly. Almost three months later, my skin is still a mess. Nothing is working. I really liked the way my skin looked and felt using oil, though it’s either not working anymore, or my body hasn’t resolved the stress from surgery/chaos.
    :|

    • Jeanna

      I know many sites suggest using different oils but I have ben using a combination of Hemp Seed oil and Grape Seed oil for almost a year now and it works great! I use cloth baby diaper rags (regular rags can be too abrasive and excessive exfoliating is not good for the skin) soaked in warm (not hot! hot water is actually bad for your skin, says my dermotologist) water to remove the oil and my pound of makeup. No face wash I have ever used has gotten my face this clean.
      In the morning I use unfiltered organic honey (farmers market) as a morning cleanser. Just wet your fingertips with warm water and use a quarter sized amount of honey and apply to your dry face. It pulls out impurities and is a natural anti-inflammatory. As I said to the comment above… . Honey really is the nectar of the gods, it cures so many things. I have had really bad cystic acne all of my adult life and between cleansing with hemp seed and grapeseed oil in the evening and honey in the morning… my skin feels amazing! Best of luck to you :)

  8. jojo

    dear cruncy betty & follow OCMers,
    i am a newbie to the OCM thang, i have only recently stumbled upon it thanx to pinterest (gawd luv pinterest)
    i started maybe 2-3 weeks ago using straight up EVOO (only), and i had excellent results, my skin felt rejuvenated, fresh & so clean clean:) was soft & it felt amazing……only in the past few days have i started to break out MASSIVELY on my chin & i mean OMG…never even at my worst (& i didnt have major acne as a teenager at all)…my skin has always been pretty good just a tad dry & a lil breakout here & there if i was going too hard on the junk….but man these things are crazy!!!!!! i think people above are referring to them as clusters (well they may as well be volcanoes) lols…..i know, i know you have said above to stay clear of the olive oil & coconut oil…but after this breakout i thought i might try a new mix (as i was only first using EVOO only…again big newbie here) half evoo & half coconut…i also added ACV to my regime as a toner with some tea tree to hopefully zap these big ones quick smart…….i am really just hoping it’s my skin re-adjusting & having a big detox spew…but some advice would be super awesome, should i push through or try another mix asap?!?? only thing i have on hand atm is evoo & coconut, but might look at getting some castor, hazlenut, jojobo to try some variations – what yall think?? i was sooo happy with just the evoo on its own it was awesome for the first 2 weeks but i dunno whats going on now :(((
    cheers & luv the blog xo

    • Emily

      I know this is way late, but I would recommend dropping both olive oil and coconut oil as I’ve seen several posts that they can clog pores. It is my understanding that safflower oil is one of the best oils to use on oily skin, because it helps balance out your skin. I’m about to try 4 parts safflower oil with 1 part castor oil.

  9. Novalady

    Warm washcloth trick. Wet washcloth, cotton, in water, wring out,microwave on clean plate for 20-30 seconds. It will be hot. Pick up with tongs and wave 2 or 3 times until cool enough to apply to your face. Use as directed with ocm. Sometimes I will use viva towels for subsequent passes to get oil off as they are not abrasive and clean. I recycle wet paper. I wash washcloths and all cleaning rags and mops in bleach on hot wash and the warnest rinse you can get.

  10. Jessica Jacob

    I originally started using the Oil Cleansing Method a few months ago. It began with coconut oil as a moisturizer which broke my face out horribly so I went back to washes and cleansers. Then I got put on to sweet almond oil which worked wonderfully for weeks and now my face is breaking out on tiny bumps along my jawline and painful pimples under the skin.

    I’m allergic to nuts but I never considered that the SAO would make my face behave like this smh. Now after reading this I’m seeing that my face may just be telling me that it’s time to change up the regimen smh.

    So I’m about to walk on over to Whole Foods and hope I can find something that’ll fix the damage that’s going on now smh. My skin is usually dry and can flake up especally on my forehead, cheeks and around my mouth. I’m super discouraged about these breakouts.

    • Jeanna

      I know many sites suggest using different oils but I have been using a combination of Hemp Seed oil and Grape Seed oil for almost a year now and it works great! I use cloth baby diaper rags (regular rags can be too abrasive and excessive exfoliating is not good for the skin) soaked in warm (not hot! hot water is actually bad for your skin, says my dermatologist) water to remove the oil and my pound of makeup. No face wash I have ever used has gotten my face this clean.
      In the morning I use unfiltered organic honey (farmers market) as a morning cleanser. Just wet your fingertips with warm water and use a quarter sized amount of honey and apply to your dry face, then rinse with warm/cool water. It pulls out impurities and is a natural anti-inflammatory. As I said to the comment above… Honey really is the nectar of the gods, it cures so many things. I have had really bad cystic acne all of my adult life and between cleansing with hemp seed and grape seed oil in the evening and honey in the morning… my skin feels amazing! Best of luck to you :)

  11. Chris

    I think for acne-prone people it’s better to watch the comedogenic rating of the oil used. Coconut oil has a comedogenic rating of 4 (over 5, which is pretty high). Olive oil is 2, a bit better. For really sensitive people, there are a few oils that does not clog pores (comedogenic rating of 0), such as sweet almond, argan oil, hemp seed oil, etc.

  12. CK

    I first found OCM on this site,tried with olive oil+castor for few weeks, my skin became greasy&breaking out more+blackheads got worse.I kept doing it cos i know skin (esp. the one used to drying store-bought stuff))needs time to adjust&realize that i’m trying to put it back to work&restore natural balance,since it got confused&lazy cos of years of commercial stuff.But skin got worse, i stopped OCM altogether,tried soaps no sulfates&co,made of some minerals or healing dirt,don’t remember,+cosmetic&essential oils.Didn’t help much with acne&blackheads faded but a bit,it just cleaned without drying out,but erased terrible consequences of Olive+castor OCM, took ab.3 odd months.I couldn’t forget OCM cos i love oils&with them i got my skin to do more of it’s natural work of moisturizing itself(now use only instead of night cream,for day only if ran out of my organic brand moisturizer).I decided to try OCM again,this time I researched more.I have a very dry, acne&blackheads-prone skin(Derm got me isotrexin,it dried out my skin, helped with spots, but acne got back when i stopped using),i’m way past puberty,eat fairly clean,my acne are red pimples w.white heads small&middle sized,rarely get a middle-sized one that’s painful to touch,takes time to be popped or doesn’t,it hurts&takes long to go away.So I found a girl who wrote about how OCM helped her with acne&theory that for acne-prone skin it’s best to use oils with high percent of Linoleic Acid,I also learned about choosing oil(for any skin type)that’s non-comedogenic(rating 0) or comedogenic rating 1-2, the higher the rating the more issues may be with clogging&acne,and no Castor oil.For washing off oil the girl uses a soft microfiber cloth(100% polyester or 80%(70,85) polyester and 20%(30,15)polyamide(nylon)-try different types,see what your skin likes more,mine’s fine with 80:20, make sure it’s microfiber,some brands make microfiber cloth&write “3M”on pack,those are thinner&rough,not the one you need).Microfiber in beauty stores are more expensive(marketing!),buy cheaper in usual stores in aisles with clothes for home/car cleaning,also girl said they take off your make up with no problem(i don’t use make up,esp. skin one,so i wouldn’t know).So i chose an oil(grapeseed-linoleic ab.70%, rating 2, then tried rosehip 44%, rat.1).Drop enough oil for the cleansing (for me 16 drops)in clean(!)palm, massage into face for few minutes (2-3 min.enough,if longer i feel like i’m spreading oil&dirt i picked up all over my skin),then thoroughly wet the cloth under very warm water, put it on face for 15-30 seconds, or until you don’t feel steamy&warm then massage oil off the face in circular motions be gentle,microfiber cloth itself is great for removing dirt so don’t rub hard,extra gentle around eye area.Repeat again-wet cloth, steam, rub off.I don’t use tonic,if after OCM skin feels it needs moisture,take few more drops of same oil used for cleansing&apply to moist (not wet!)face, if you’re fine you can skip moisturizing with anything.Done.Oils are often better than store-bought moisturizers cos oils don’t really moisturize as much as lock the moisture you skin produces,store moisturizers do the work FOR your skin&only on superficial level(derm moisturizers are great though but too expensive,imo).With oils you let your skin do it’s natural work of moisturizing from inner sources.I have a v.dry skin,need moisturizing always,when started OCM was summer, used grapeseed oil which is light&even called dry oil(rosehip too),but after OCM i experimented&didn’t apply more oil to moisturize.My skin felt a bit dry, but after about a week i’ve noticed it was fine after OCM&didn’t crave moisturizing,i assume it’s cos my skin was too used to me helping it with moisturizing&when it realized there’s not gonna be moisturizing started getting back to doing it itself.In winter(cold outside/dry air inside)after OCM i do moisturize a bit-a mix of few drops of oil used for cleansing+few of Vitamin E oil,it’s sold in liquid form&cheap,i use for my body after scrubs&sugaring, better than any lotion out there, imo),if i get a pimple or before my period i add to the moisturizing mix a drop of tea-tree or lavender essential oil.First no result,saw them only after about 2,5 months of this OCM(allow your skin time to get used to new cleaning, esp. if like me you didn’t use other cleansers during OCM and before it,for long used store-bought non-organic stuff, it screws your skin’s natural balance off&takes time to restore it).Having failed with OCM previously i didn’t expect much,hoped at least to combat blackheads&some acne.After few months of grapeseed, now a month after rosehip my skin look clearer, i still have ab.2-3 pimples every month (before period i get more,cos hormones),but my blackheads(esp on chin)clean out after OCM&skin looks clearer,for me it’s huge progress&being a realist not idealist i’m happy with that.I wash cloth with soap&water after OCM&put it to dry,after 2-3 uses&soap washes i take a new one&old add to laundry,so it gets “deeper” wash.Also once in 2 months i see 1-2 black heads that don’t go away&become “bumpy”, i sanitize my hands,pop it(not with nails!),sanitize the spot and/or apply tea-tree or lavender oil&that’s it.I think that happens no matter cleansing method,and that’s the only way to get rid of this type of “bumpy” blackheads, i used to have lots of those before.When i wake up(my skin looks the best then) i wash my face warm water&nothing else(i’ve slept all night on clean pillow so no need for serious cleaning&skin cells rejuvenate during night so using store-bought cleansers strips away all the work your skin has done during the night),or use colloidal oatmeal (i grind oatmeal into powder-ish, they say it’s the same thing,”colloidal” costs more cos marketing!) and add to a glass of warm water,wash face with that instead water,colloidal oatmeal&baths are good for acne prone or skin with dermatological issues.Twice a week i scrub with bit of organic honey+sugar (once a month(!) add-squeeze bit of lemon juice(or grapefruit,but lemon helps with post acne spots) or add a drop of lemon essential oil-it’s v.strong scrub&don’t go outside or use good SPF after it!).So OCM i use 5 times a week as evening cleaning,trying to get less lazy&do masks too.Soon will start mixing oils high in linoleic acid&do OCM. Will soon start taking Zinc,heard for some people deficiency of that can be reason for acne&hair loss,maybe my skin would get even better.Sorry for very long post, but I hope this helps somebody;D

  13. Eggnog

    I did oil cleansing for a year, several years ago. I started doing it as I couldn’t afford cleanser. I found it softened fine lines around my eyes, especially in the winter. You do need to make sure you remove it properly or it will block your skin. I used to dip a cotton disc into the cup of green tea I drink while cleansing (Too lazy to go to the bathroom to wash it off) and the green tea worked perfectly. It has antioxidants too. Oil cleansing is great for removing makeup without drying your skin. I used Sweet almond oil as that was in the house. When that finished, I moved onto regular vegetable oil and it worked just as well. I found I needed less mosituriser as well as my usually dry skin loved the oil.

  14. Victoria

    Hello, I have been loving the oil cleansing method but I also love the powder cleanser that I use, that contains soy and coconut milk powder with other grains such as Fenugreek Powder and Besan flour.

    My question is can I use them together or would that be to much? or should I alternate? I love both of them but I do not know how to use them correctly. PLEASE HELP! =)

    THANK YOU VICTORIA

  15. Sarah

    Hi! What does everyone mean by ‘parts?’ A drop, a teaspoon, a tablespoon? Can someone please give the specifics? Thank you!

    • Paige

      Parts can refer to teaspoons, tablespoons, or drops. It depends on how much you want to make. Start with a small amount to see if you like the oil blend and then go from there. If it’s 1 part castor to 3 parts of another oil, try 1 t castor and 3 t of another oil.

  16. Michelle

    I was really hopeful that the OCM might help even out my sensitive, combo skin, but after about a month, I have to say, it’s not for me. I started by cleansing once a day with 1 part almond oil to 1 part jojoba oil to 2 parts castor oil (for a 50/50 overall mixture) + a few drops of tea tree oil. I did have a few breakouts during the first two weeks, but I wrote that off to an adjustment period. By the third week, they’d mostly cleared, but my forehead had become embarrassingly shiny. I read elsewhere that might be due to the jojoba, so I adjusted my mixture to 1 part jojoba to 3 parts almond to 4 parts castor (keeping that 50/50 total ratio), but then my T-zone turned desert dry. After a few days, I tried reducing the castor to two parts (for a 75/25 mixture), but my forehead then turned simultaneously oily and flaky, while my cheeks and chin were breaking out again. Plus, my pores were enlarged, and my complexion was looking very red. Further online sleuthing suggested rosacea could be aggravated by the steam and by traditional (terrycloth, as opposed to muslin) washcloths. I may try the OCM again some time later, with gentler washcloths and oils like hemp or sunflower (which have a 0 comedogenic rating), but at present, the number of variables and the further financial investment just feels too daunting to keep it up, when my skin is being so finicky.

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  18. Tanya

    Good tip on using water heated in an electric kettle! I was starting to do it this way as I am renting a room in a house and my landlady doesn’t like wastage, I have to be careful not to let the water run while brushing my teeth (I like to rinse the toothbrush as I go!) let alone washing my face, which takes even longer!

    At least this way I can make my morning tea with the same hot water I’ve heated up!

  19. marti

    I’ve been using the OCM for three weeks now. While I have noticed some real improvements I have also began to break out in an area that was once clear. I have since lowered my castor oil dosage and raised the sunflower oil dose. After a small break in cleansing (4 days)I have started a new system where I cleanse every other day. I guess my question is how long should the adjustment period take? Should I try a different oil to end the new breakouts? HELP!!!

  20. B

    I’m in the same situation. I’ve done a lot of research and I’ve read that if after a few weeks you’re still reacting badly then maybe try a different oil. I also started on sunflower and it was horrible for me, and since I’ve read a lot of things saying sunflower probably isn’t the best. Try lowering the castor way down to no more than 15% of your mix, and I’ve read great things about hemp seed oil. That’s what I’m going to try next, as well as jojoba. People also say not to do the full steaming deep cleanse more than a couple times a week. Less is more. Good luck!

  21. Sarah

    Hi I used sunflower oil at first too and it made my skin horrible. I switched to jojoba and castor oil at about a 10:1 ratio (I have pretty dry skin and didn’t want the castor oil drying me out) and it made a huge difference. Took a few weeks for my skin to start clearing up once I switched but it’s been great since then so about a year now I guess! Hope this helps :)

  22. Melissa

    Here’s the answer you don’t want to hear: everyone’s “adjustment period” is different. Some people have no purging period and adjust right away (those tend to be the Evil Mutants Who Have Had Perfect Skin Their Whole Lives, and we don’t like to talk about them). I’m 6 weeks into OCM, and while I don’t think I really had a “purging” period, I’m only just NOW starting to see a gradual improvement in my acne compared to what it was before I started OCM.

    That said, if you’ve been using your blend for a few weeks and your skin is looking “irritated” in addition to still having pimples, you might want to try a different oil. It could be that your skin doesn’t like castor oil, at all – from what I’ve read, it can cause breakouts and irritation in some people. It PROBABLY isn’t the sunflower oil making you break out, since it’s considered completely non-comedogenic, but everyone’s different, so it might be. Add or remove oils from your regimen one at a time so you can figure out what’s causing issues, and give it a week (I know, it’s hard) to notice any effects before changing something else.

    If you’re breaking out in an area that was once clear, well, don’t have an answer, because I’m in the same boat. The only possible explanation I can offer is that, since you’ve been doing OCM for 3 weeks, it could be hormone-related. Sorry, wish I could give you a better hypothesis than blaming it on your period… :-/

  23. maina

    Hey, I’ve been having the same problem. So I just want to ask if you’re still doing the OCM for your skin? I’ve lowered my castor oil amount, and increased the safflower oil. I’ve also started doing the OCM every other day.

  24. Ali

    Your 10:1 ratio is 10(jojoba) and 1(castor oil)?

  25. Diane

    The period theory could be right, most of us tend to break out more here and there, tea tree oil helps without drying my skin out, I found the castor oil to be way too drying for me no matter how little I used so I just use avocado oil and occasionally add a few drops of tea tree oil when I feel I need something more. I also use grapeseed oil instead of avocado when I am not as dry

  26. Elizabeth

    Hi – this seems to be a good and honest post. My friend swears by OCM and I just started today. However, it needs to be noted everywhere that while it takes the outer layers of your skin to clear up in a week or 2, you could have acne developing deeper in the skin that takes a few weeks to come out and that’s what you are seeing now. I sometimes take a month or so to adjust and I have extremely oily and sensitive skin. I’m using sunflower oil (organic, gourmet, cold pressed) and the first time I washed, my skin felt great. I also have slight ezcema on my chest and it stopped itching after I massaged the oil in, so who knows.

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  21. […] The theory behind using oil to cleanse the skin goes back to high school science class 101. Oil and water don’t mix. On the other hand oils and oils do. So, by massaging a cleansing oil into your skin, it effectively dissolves the unwanted pore clogging oils in your skin and when the cleanser is wiped away your skin is left clean and fresh and moisturised too. Here is some info about the oil cleansing method. Another good explanation can be found here. […]

  22. […] of cleansers, since they’re on your skin for such a short period of time, so I either use the oil-cleansing method for cleaning my face or this African black […]

  23. […] started out with the oil cleansing method. My main sources on this can be found here, and here. Per the info I found, I started out using equal parts of castor, avocado and jojoba oil. I was […]

  24. […] If having issues with oil, look at this article to help you find different ones […]

  25. […] the oil cleansing method. I decided it give it another go. I bought grapeseed oil after reading this post. Crunchy Betty has a wealth of info on natural […]

  26. […] The side effects vary. For some, they say it clogs their faces like nobody’s business and makes them even worse and it takes months to clear out the clogged pores. But there are those […]

  27. […] oh shit…” And then, at the bottom of the article, a glaring link points you to an article about why you should not use olive oil! That night, I washed my face with Lush’s Angels on Bare Skin and haven’t let my oil […]

  28. […] I found Crunchy Betty’s site and learned so much about the oil cleansing method. Her post on Trying and Troubleshooting the Oil Cleansing Method: Tips For Flawless, Oil-Cleansed Skin made a huge difference. Here is what helped […]

  29. […] be used: Sweet Almond, Jojoba, Grape seed, Avocado, Apricot, and Argon. Crunchy Betty has a great post about different oils for different need. But for the sake of the general idea, here is the most […]

  30. […] Do your reading! Lots of posts to check out: all about what oil cleansing- the basic info and concept a good description of the cleansing method basic info, plus oil descriptors- how to pick what one is right for you troubleshooting oil cleansing and tips […]

  31. […] Trying and troubleshooting the oil cleansing method: tips […]

  32. […] Trying and troubleshooting the oil cleansing method: tips […]

  33. […] also shows that getting Ifirmation Cream the proper amount of nutrition gives a section of a barrier for epidermis against the harmful rays […]

  34. […] for your body. Most nut and fruit oils are considered to be acceptable oil for the skin, but some oils are better for certain skin types. And different areas of your skin may require using different […]

  35. […] Trying and Troubleshooting the Oil Cleansing Method: Tips … – There’s just something special about the oil cleansing method, yeah? The thought of washing your face with oil either attracts or violently repels people. […]

  36. […] to try using oil for cleansing your skin, keep in mind that some people love this method and others don't, so it may be worth consulting with an expert about your skin type or doing some additional […]

  37. […] oils that aren’t so acneic? If you’re praying at the alter of the coconut gods, read this post by Crunchy Betty, who is  the definitive expert on the oil cleansing method. Basically, there are options better […]

  38. […] make my own, as it would be substantially cheaper than the 25$ I was paying. Crunchy Betty did two posts that formed the backbone of my […]

  39. […] are a couple extra articles for troubleshooting and more detail: Oil Cleansing from Wellness Mama, OCM Trouble Shooting from Crunchy Betty, and Mommypotamus’ followup […]



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