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« on: May 10, 2011 06:46:35 AM »

I'd like to make some facial cleanser when I run out, I'm thinking of combining some aloe vera gel with liquid castile soap. I'd like to keep it as pure and simple as possible. Does anyone know what proportions might be good for this, and if I need to add anything to help them stay combined?
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011 09:19:39 AM »

I just use my milk soap to wash my face
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011 10:55:40 AM »

Making soap seems like a wonderfully rewarding endeavor, however I don't have the time or patience to master it! I like easy to combine ingredients that don't require a lot of prep work. Maybe in the future I'll get into it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011 01:39:33 PM »

I think the castile on it's own would be a good cleanser. If you pre-mix it with aloe all kinds of funky things could go on, the least of which would be separation (I'm thinking icky things growing in it, aloe is really bad for growing mold because of the water content when mixed with other stuff)
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011 01:46:53 PM »

Check out the Oil Cleanse Method (OCM). It's typically mixing olive oil and castor oil. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but trust me it works! You can also use different oils instead of olive as a carrier oil. I started using it a couple months ago and my skin is now a-ma-zing. Not to mention it's really cheap to make!
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011 07:53:28 AM »

I think the castile on it's own would be a good cleanser. If you pre-mix it with aloe all kinds of funky things could go on, the least of which would be separation (I'm thinking icky things growing in it, aloe is really bad for growing mold because of the water content when mixed with other stuff)

Hmmm that's a good point, so I would need an emulsifier and a preservative. Not sure I'm that ambitious yet. Maybe I'll just use the castile soap alone and use some aloe on my face separately as part of my daily routine. Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011 07:55:58 AM »

Check out the Oil Cleanse Method (OCM). It's typically mixing olive oil and castor oil. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but trust me it works! You can also use different oils instead of olive as a carrier oil. I started using it a couple months ago and my skin is now a-ma-zing. Not to mention it's really cheap to make!

I do use olive oil pretty regularly on my face, I alternate between that and coconut oil for moisturizer and I agree - it's great! I know it also works great as a makeup remover but I don't feel "clean" unless I use something at least a little sudsy to finish off the cleaning routine. Psychological maybe, but I have to have some suds.
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2011 11:27:55 AM »

You could add a bit of Decyl Glucoside to give it some foaming action.
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2011 01:37:00 PM »

I use jojoba and castor oil instead of olive and castor, it's pretty awesome. Plain old baking soda works beautifully as a scrub too.
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2011 06:59:11 AM »

I use jojoba and castor oil instead of olive and castor, it's pretty awesome. Plain old baking soda works beautifully as a scrub too.

I'm actually at the point where I do oil cleanse most of the time. If I have worn a lot of makeup then I might use some plain castile soap as well, and I started using baking soda for exfoliation, I absolutely love it!!
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