Homemade Facial Cleanser
Extra-virgin Olive Oil
Normal skin: 1-to-1 ratio of castor oil and EVOO
Dry Skin: 1 part castor oil, 3 parts EVOO
Oily Skin: 3 parts castor, 1 part EVOO
Mix together, pour a quarter-sized amount into palm, massage onto dry skin (do not rub).
Wet a washcloth with hot water and place on face until cloth is room temp.
Rinse cloth and gently wipe off oil.
I have very weird skin. It's super dry but I still tend to break out. I really don't fall into any specific skin-type category, so I just went with the original recipe and figured I could easily tweak it later on.
Anyways, I got to try this out with my housemate, Jocelyn. It turned into quite the adventure!
So we applied it...
...and sat for a minute with the washcloth...
...and LOVED the results.
My skin felt soft, smooth, and this morning, it was clearer than the day before. I am so excited to find such a cheaper, simpler, less wasteful way to wash my face.
Obviously, I give this recipe 5 out of 5 stars.
I stocked up on borax and washing soda for laundry and dish detergent, but we're pretty much set for the time being. So it may be a couple more months before I make something again. I am interested, however, in the homemade shampoo and conditioner, albeit hesitant. Has anyone tried homemade shampoo/conditioner? I might end up trying it out just for kicks.