Thursday, May 19, 2011

Body Spray postponement... (please don't hate me)

Due to my delayed trial and reviews on the OCM, everything has gotten pushed back a little bit. I am going to attempt to make the body spray by 6/1 (ish). We are moving that weekend so I may be a little delayed again, but please know I will post just as soon as I can!

This lull in making new products would be a FABULOUS time for you to revisit some of your favorites, or to read up on older ones you may have missed! Just type "final review" into the little search box at the top left of the blog and you can see a list of what I've made to date... if you see a final review on something you're interested in, just follow the links back for all the info you need.

Good luck, and as always please e-mail if you have trouble finding anything or if you just feel like saying hello :)

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Final Reviews on the Oil Cleansing Method

First, let me start by saying thank you all soooo much for your patience! This school semester is officially over and I am a free bird until summer school (yippee)! I apologize for running late on this review, but I assure you it was worth the wait :)

CLICK HERE to read my initial thoughts on parts, price, and process.

I used 3 parts EVOO to 1 part Castor Oil (b/c I have drier skin).  I didn't make much because I wanted to test it out first (and it doesn't take much) but that didn't keep me from making a gorgeous label... well...

My Final Thoughts:
Cons- The smell of EVOO. Unfortunately, since the start of this pregnancy I can barely stand the thought of even cooking with EVOO. I used to use it almost daily, but something about it has me weirded out now? Anyway, this probably wont be a problem for the majority of you all, but if you are finicky about smells, remember that there are several different oils you can experiment with here (jojoba, grapeseed, almond, etc).

Pros- For fear of sounding like a broken record: easy to make, chemical free, and most importantly, it works! You HAVE to try this. Even if it's just once in a blue to give yourself a little mini facial. It feels sooo good and your skin will be soft and glowing. The whole process of rubbing it into your skin, then laying a warm damp cloth across your face... it's so fancy feeling, and I know each and every one of you could stand to take an extra second on yourself (even if it's just a fleeting moment of serenity, pretending there isn't a 2 year old banging on your door saying "HEY! HEY! MOOOOOMMY!!") -just me? 

That brings me to the second thing I love about this; you don't have to be in your bathroom to do it! All you need is your little cleaner and a warm damp cloth, but you can do it anywhere. If you're like me, there is no such thing as a quick and easy face rinse at the bathroom sink.  Whether I'm brushing my teeth or washing my face, the wreckage I leave behind is enough to make you call your Mother. My Husband refuses to believe this type of mess if physically possible by 1 woman. Sometimes he sits and stares in disbelief as I try to daintily splash water on my face with my eyes closed (like the commercials). The end result looks like a I composed a blindfolded water painting across my bathroom sink and walls. Anyway, with this there's no water splashing, no lathering, you don't even have to close your eyes! Just rub the oil in, let the warm wash cloth sit for a moment, then wipe away!

Overall- Like I said, you have to try this. Remember, this if for EVERYONE dry and oily faces alike! You can take my word for it, or read my PREVIOUS POST explaining how it works for everyone. If you just clicked that link and read that post, you could have already washed your face with this method 3 times and just seen for yourself ;) I really hope you all try it. Experiment with oils based on your skin type and see what works best for you. I promise it doesn't take nearly as long as you think it does. I don't think I'll go back to face wash. I have been in dire need of something that works (and doesn't take the top layer of my skin with it). Besides, once you start using this there's a good chance you wont need face lotion anymore, what was that sound? Ohhh just the sound of $money$ being saved!

Let me know if you try it!!

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