Did you know that you don’t need to use soap to clean your face?
In many places around the world, many women use a blend of carrier oils and essential oils to clean their skin.
It can be used to clean all types of skin.
As a young girl growing up, I would watch my older sisters clean their faces. They wore makeup and so had to remove it each night. I remember one of them used a face cream by or called “Ponds”. I’m not even sure if they make it any more. My other sister used ” Noxzema”. The Ponds was soft and creamy, so was the Noxzema, but the Noxzema had a terrible smell at least to a 5 year old!
Anyway, the basis of these was to loosen and remove any oily residues from the makeup and to help clean the skin and pores of the daily dirt that accumulated.
You can make your own face cleanser the same way by using a blend of carrier oils and essential oils.
Simply blend a carrier oil (about 3 ounces) with a little water (1-2 ounces) and a few drops (1-3) of your favorite essential oil. Whip in a blender at high speed. The blender will make a soft whip type oily paste/ cream that you can then use to remove the days grime.
What essential oils to use? Of course this may be a personal preference. Some oils you might want to use include Clary sage, Lemon, Lime, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile, Lavender or Geranium . Remember though, only use a couple drops of one or two of these oils.
After you have finished removing the oil blend with a soft cloth or makeup removing pads, you should rinse your face with a little water. After this you can pat your face dry or apply a toner followed by your night creams or lotions if you feel they are necessary. Most likely though your face will feel – oh so soft!
Some women may want to add a little ‘scrubbing’ ingredient. There are several you can choose from. Some mix a little brown sugar into the oil (omit any water from this scrub) or ground almonds, oatmeal or cornmeal. If you choose to add these to the mix you will need to use within 3 days of blending. Also, you will need to keep it in the refrigerator to keep them from spoiling.
No matter what you choose, your skin will feel soft and supple. Remember carrier oils are very nourishing to the skin. We have a very large selection to choose from including the two most commonly used for face and skin care.
Jojoba and Camellia oil are excellent oils but you may want to use them blended with a less expensive oil such as Almond or Sunflower. Only a small amount of Jojoba or Camellia oil would be needed in each blend. Of course you could use them straight or apply just a small amount after your cleaning ritual.
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