1. The Best Makeup Remover in the World
Oil. Olive oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, almond oil, camelia oil, safflower oil, macadamia oil. You get the picture. Any medium or heavy oil will do the job perfectly. Nothing takes off waterproof mascara like good ol’ cold pressed oil. My system is to wet a makeup remover pad with some water, add a squirt of oil, remove makeup. Clean face with warm, wet washcloth. The end.
2. The Best Face Moisturiser in the World
Rosehip oil. You can also try borage oil and apricot oil but I find rosehip is the best. It is dark and slightly scented, but once you start using it it’s hard to give up. I rarely even make creams for my face anymore because rosehip oil is so good. I put makeup on straight away after moisturising with rosehip and don’t encounter any problems. Rosehips are high in Vitamin C and also have anti-inflammatory properties. Rosehip extracts are now being used in herbal medicine for both the above properties – in joint formulas as well as immune stimulating formulas. It works best if you smooth the oil on a damp face, this also helps trap some extra moisture in too. I use a floral water in a mist bottle to make the process even more stunning.
You can definitely add essential oils to your rosehip and the best for the face are:
Refer to my blog for the correct quantities to use – Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 123
This lists essential oil ratios for making a body oil – for the face use half the quantity. For example if you use 1 teaspoon of oil for your body add 3 drops of essential oil. For the face use 1 drop of essential oil.
3. The Best Body Moisturiser in the World
Oil. Jojoba oil, almond oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, macadamia oil, olive oil, camelia oil, sunflower oil ……….
Add a few drops of essential oil and you have a natural, preservatice free, paraben free, beautifully scented, quick aromatherapy treatment.
Use any essential oils for the body but it’s best to stay away from the following in large quantities
All the spice oils – use them but be conservative
and any other strongly scented oil you can think of. Refer to my article Aromatherapy It’s Easy As 1 2 3 for the correct quantities to use.
Go for it. Using cold pressed oils is a start to simplifying your life by cutting out chemicals and toxic ingredients in personal care products. It does take a bit longer but if you valuse yourself and the world around you, it’s easy to make the effort.
Look after yourself first. Treat yourself first and everyone will benefit.
I love this advice Suzanne. You have me chomping at the bit to go find all this stuff.
Hehehehe you are such a good student!
I have been using rose hip oil mixed with fragrance free sensitive skin lotion now for a while and it’s amazing ! I was severely acne prone as a teen and have always feared using oil on my skin but It really has done wonders for my skins natural moisture barrier. It leaves my face with a glowy and dewy sheen and it smells like freshly brewed black tea , I have recommended it to my mum and sister and now their hooked!
Great post x
Tim there’s just no stopping you! you are a powerhouse. Stop by my Facebook page and connect with me there too
I have been using olive oil to remove my makeup for ages. and I love argan oil as a face moisturizer and joboba or sweet almond oil on the body. in the summer I use raw organic coconut oil as a moisturizer as well…it smells divine…btw, you can thank Portia for sending me here…I am beyond in love with this blog as I practice yoga and make my own essential oil blends for family and friends!
Brie you are amazing! Thanks for being such a guiding light with your friends and family – excellent work! You are a natural beauty for sure. It’s great you understand the simple gifts of nature. I don’t really use argan oil very much but ill try it now! I find it hard to give up the rosehip oil but ill take your recommendation. Thanks. Ill let Portia know you dropped by. Peace and blessings to you.
And I am heading to the health food store today for rosehip oil and macadamia nut oil which you have written about…must try both! (funny but years ago my mum always drank a rosehip tea and always spoke of the health benefits).
… rosehips are high in Vit C and other good things. I love rosehip tea too.