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Tuesday Links — 01.25.2011


Today, all the links are going to be about the Oil Cleansing Method of washing your face. I could do my own post about it, but its been done many times already, so I don’t think I have much to add to the conversation. :)

The Links

Without further adieu, here are the links about how to wash your face without crazy chemicals.

How to Clean Your Face Naturally — from Simple Mom

Video Blog: How to Wash Your Face Using the Oil Cleansing Method — from Keeper of the Home

The Oil Cleansing Method — An entire website devoted to this!

Facial Cleansing — from Sorta Crunchy

Here's the bottle I use for my jojoba and castor oil. Found it at Goodwill. :)

My Experience with the Oil Cleansing Method

I’ll tell you my history with this, if you are interested.  (I guess I do have something to add to the conversation…..) Anyway, I tried this early last year and it wasn’t working. I think that was for 2 reasons. 1. I didn’t give it long enough for my skin to adjust to it. My skin is kind of picky and breaks out easily with change. 2. The olive oil is too heavy for my skin.

I revisited it this winter because every time I washed my face, my cheeks would get red and hot for 1-2 hours afterward. I really thought I was getting rosacea. I was using a natural facial soap bar, but that was obviously too harsh. I tried the Oil Cleansing Method again (with the jojoba oil this time instead of olive oil) and I haven’t had any more problems! My skin has been clear and no more burning cheeks. :) The jojoba oil does considerably increase the price of this (so I’d try the olive oil first to see if it works for you), but you only need a dime sized amount, so it lasts a very long time. And the hot steaming washcloth on my face feels so good and helps me to relax before bed every evening. Clean face, no crazy chemicals, and I can make it myself–Sold!

  1. Nana Phyllis permalink
    01/25/2011 10:09 am

    Looks interesting. Think I’ll give it a try.

    • Kate permalink*
      01/25/2011 12:33 pm

      Let me (and Emily!) know what you think!

  2. 01/25/2011 12:22 pm

    Something about oil and faces doesn’t sit well with me….kind of one of those counter-intuitive things, is it? ;) I do trust you, tho. I’ll just wait to see what Phyllis says.

    • Kate permalink*
      01/25/2011 12:31 pm

      It is rather counter-intuitive. However, I think it actually works better than soap. Takes off make up beautifully. Its the “like dissolves like” concept. Remember that from high school chemistry? :)

  3. Tara permalink
    01/26/2011 2:26 pm

    I’ve been doing the oil cleansing method for about 5 mos. now. I like it. I wouldn’t say my skin is flawless, but it never has been. It is very soft, though. :) I use coconut oil since I already have it around. I love that no scary chemicals are going on my face because my skin is pretty sensitive, too. About once a week or so I still like to use burt’s bees citrus facial scrub to exfoliate.

  4. Bill Karnes permalink
    08/09/2012 4:24 am

    Jojoba oil is really great for treating acne. It sort of unclogs the pores by dissolving hardened sebum. ‘;”.`

    Have a great day!

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