Cleansing 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.