I ended up making Coconut Oil Facewash for all of us, and we love it! I made another batch last week for a friend.
I can't tell you how much I've loved using this combination for my facewash and moisturizer. I followed most of the instructions here: Camp Wander.
Basically, you add coconut oil, olive oil, and an essential oil (I use Lavender) for the face wash, and then use plain coconut oil for the moisturizer. (I buy mine at Costco).
Here are daily instructions:
- Spread cleanser evenly over your face. You may use it as eye makeup remover too.
- Wet a cloth with hot water and hold it against your face. Rinse and do it again. You are steaming your skin and opening your pores.
- Then use the cloth to wipe off the oil.
- Use a smaller amount of the moisturizer and pat it lightly on your face. (This winter was so dry, I put it on thick!) You can use the moisturizer on your whole body if you like. The oil absorbs quickly into your skin.
- Sometimes before I take a shower, I'll put the cleanser on my face and wipe it off while I'm in there.
- I just used lavender in the cleanser to keep it gentle. You can add melrose or tea tree oil if you feel like you need extra blemish control.
- Also, coconut oil hardens above 76 degrees. So just put it on your finger tips, rub them together, and it melts.
The blogger I followed says:
"If you're prone to break outs, coconut oil is great. It will open up the pores and release built up toxins that have accumulated from various skin products, dirt, trapped oil etc. There is a possibility that during the detox period you could suffer a breakout resulting from the toxins being pushed up to the surface but it will subside once the pores are cleansed. Believe it or not, this protocol is excellent for the acne prone."
You can read more about the potential benefits of Coconut Oil HERE.
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