Cleansing Oil

cleansing-oilCleansing Oil?  🙂  Yes.  In Ancient Rome, Olive oil was used as a cleanser for the skin – it was lathered on, then a scraper type tool was used to scrape the oil and dirt away.  I’m not suggesting that a scraper be used on your face… 🙂

For those who haven’t tried it, there is a very famous, very nice oil one can buy for about $15 for 2 oz.  While 2 ounces goes a long way (no, I’ve never bought that stuff, just made my own), I decided that I could match it and skip a few chemicals along the way.

This is the most excellent cleanser I’ve used – especially for taking makeup off.  It’s quick and my eyelashes are super happy.  Even on days that I don’t wear makeup (which is most days), however, this is a great way to cleanse the face.  I’m posting a recipe here, but if you’d rather just buy it, click here.

To use:  Massage a few drops into moistened skin.  Tissue off.  Follow with normal skin care routine.  I usually follow with a toner such as Queen of Hungary water (watch for the recipe in coming days), then a treatment serum such as a vitamin C serum (watch for a simple recipe in coming days) or moisturizer such as Super Emollient.

Cleansing-Oildiy

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One thought on “Cleansing Oil

  1. I like to use this when I’m too tired to wash my face with soap and water at night, and as a makeup remover. I rub it into my face and wipe it off with a wet cloth or napkin. My job is not exactly “clean,” and the oil gets everything off, from sweat and dust to two or three coats of mascara.

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