Simplified All Natural Oil Cleanser
Getting right down to basics, when cleansing and moisturizing your skin, it is imperative that you keep in mind that oil dissolves oil. Our recipe consists of four carrier oils and three pure essential oils. Castor oil, being an oil superstar, has potent anti-inflammatory properties, but is also healing and cleansing. Jojoba is a very mild oil that helps to regulate both over- and under-active oil glands. Pretty cool huh? Sunflower oil is high in unsaturated fatty acids, keeping our skin tissues happy and healthy. Lastly, Sweet Almond Oil is known to relieve itching and inflammation. My choice of essential oils of Frankincense, Lavender, and Geranium is based on research proving these to be anti-inflammatory, soothing, and suitable for all skin types.
Do not be afraid of applying oil to your face. Oil, alone, will not bring you blemishes. Pimples, cysts, zits, blackheads, whiteheads...these are a result of several different factors including hormones, bacteria, dead skin cells and the buildup of these factors. Your skin naturally produces oil because it needs it.
The oil-cleansing method is a tried and true way of deep cleaning your pores of impure buildup, replacing the dirtiness with pure, unadulterated, natural oils. Your pores will look both cleaner and smaller, your redness will drastically decrease, and for those of you with oily skin - your pores will stop overcompensating for what harsher, chemical-based cleansers have removed.