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Gwynevere
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2011 04:59:20 PM »

Apple cider vinegar is a wonderful rinse/toner too, for hair, body and face. It restores skin's natural PH balance.

Just be careful with the strength of the vinegar- some people's skin can't handle it full strength, so spot test it first to see if you need to dilute it!
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2011 11:25:16 PM »

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.

Oh honey, the Oil Cleansing Method is completely different than using oil to moisturize. It really does an amazing job of cleaning if you do it right.

Personally I make my own cold cream and use that and it is amazing.
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2011 06:51:34 AM »

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.

Oh honey, the Oil Cleansing Method is completely different than using oil to moisturize. It really does an amazing job of cleaning if you do it right.

Personally I make my own cold cream and use that and it is amazing.

Funny thing is, I've gradually weaned myself off of my "suds addiction" and now I can't remember the last time I cleaned my face with anything but oil. I love it!!! My face is so balanced and significantly clearer now, between that and baking soda exfoliating it's made a huge difference.

Here's a question though - I have been using scraps of cut-up flannel sheets to wipe off the oil/makeup/dirt and they only last a few uses before I have to throw them out because the oil builds up in the fabric. I've been putting them in the wash with the rest of my clothing. Is there a better way to clean the oil from the cloth so I can get more use out of them?
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2011 08:00:19 AM »

Great, thanks I'm going to try those this weekend!
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« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2011 07:12:49 PM »

your initial idea of castile (I'm assuming you are using liquid castile soap?) & aloe vera should work; try mixing them at a 1:1 ratio (maybe try w/ a teaspoon or tablespoon of each), whisk it in a bowl & leave it overnight...if that ratio is too much/too little of one of the ingredients, try a 2:1 or 3:1 using the castile as the greater amount of the two. Castile is a soap and even though its liquid, I honestly don't think you'll need a preservative. If you are really concerned about bacteria/mold growth, add some honey--its antibacterial, anti fungal, reduces redness & is a humectant.
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