I tried something new last night and I kind of love it. As you know, I am all about natural-chemical free alternatives to store-bought cleansers. I clean my floors with vinegar. I clean pots and pans with baking soda. So, when I heard about an all-natural facial cleanser, I was all for it.
For the past couple years (ever since I was pregnant, really), I’ve had issues with my face. Nothing serious, but my skin just wasn’t the same as it used to be, you know? I’ve bounced back and forth between a few different cleansers, but didn’t love any of them.
So, yesterday, I tried this homemade recipe:
All-natural facial cleanser
2/3 part olive oil
1/3 part castor oil
Combine in a bottle. Apply to face in a circular motion for 30 seconds. Cover face with a hot wash cloth for about a minute, then use the wash cloth to wipe off the oil.
That’s it! My face feels super soft, moisturized and surprisingly clean. It seems a little weird to be cleaning with oil, since that’s usually what you want to avoid on your face, but the olive and castor oils actually dissolve the bad oils that accumulate on your face, yet don’t strip away the good oils that your skin naturally produces. And you know what, it totally works! From what I hear, it can actually improve the look of your skin. Tsh at Simple Mom says it makes her skin softer and brighter. Awesome!
So why in the world am I doing this? Well, there are a few reasons. The first is I’m tired of buying product after product and having them not work. Second, it’s really good for the environment – less plastic waste, less chemical waste. Third, it’s reducing my overall chemical exposure. Oh, and it also saves money. And if it improves the look of my skin? Well, that’s like icing on the cake.
Now don’t get me wrong – I’ve only tried this for about a day and a half, so it might blow up in my face (pun intended), but I’ll keep you posted.
How about you? Have you ever tried an all-natural beauty product alternative? Would you ever incorporate olive and castor oil into your skincare routine? Think I’m nuts? Let me know!
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