Put OIL in your face forget expensive products!

Okay, so THIS IMPRESSED ME so much and I’ve started trying it this week.  God put so many beautiful things in nature for us to us, he did not intend for us to put chemicals or expensive stuff in order to achieve true beauty.  I’m just re-posting a blog from a wonderful woman…here it is!

Why You Should Wash Your Face With Oil


Are you fed up with expensive face care products, layering chemical after chemical on your delicate skin? What if I told you that the secret to perfect skin has been sitting in your house all along?
As a former acne sufferer, I’ve been through tons of prescriptions, ranging from pills to harsh creams. When my skin was finally clear, it was so sensitive from the benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid that I could barely go outside without feeling like my face was on fire.
I live in Arizona, where it’s pretty much swimming weather nine months out of the year, and due to my high activity level, I knew I needed to find a better solution. I then stumbled upon this magical concoction that not only cleared up my skin, but is inexpensive, easy-to-use and makes your skin glow.
It’s called the “Oil Cleansing Method,” and it will replace your current face wash and moisturizer.
Wait a minute.
Did I just suggest slathering your face in oil?
Why, yes I did!
It may sound like I’m setting you up for disaster, but hear me out. This solution is simply made up of olive oil and castor oil. Odds are, most you have olive oil in your pantries and I reckon some of you have castor oil in your medicine cabinet. If you don’t have the latter, you can find it in the laxative aisle at the grocery store.
When you think of oil, you think of gunky grease that is difficult to clean off without a ton of soap and water – and castor oil is just that. In fact, it plops out of the bottle when you try to pour it, but don’t let that fool you.
Castor oil actually seeps into your pores and pulls all the dirt and bad oil out and gets rid of blackheads. Despite how greasy most oils make your skin feel, castor oil will actually dry out your skin if you don’t balance it with a rich, moisturizing oil like olive oil.
The olive oil hydrates your skin and gives it a youthful, dewy glow. I’ve even heard people swear that it softens wrinkles and makes their skin less sensitive and irritated. I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve received on my skin since using this solution – even without makeup.
Here is what you’ll need to make up to four solutions:
  • 16-ounce bottle of olive oil ($6.99)
  • 16-ounce bottle of castor oil ($6.50)
  • Empty bottle with a push-cap or pump ($1 in travel-sized section. I actually recycled an old face wash bottle with a pump and it works great)
  • Wash cloth
  • Essential oils (optional)
You’ll be spending a whopping $3.37 for each bottle of oil solution that will replace your face wash and moisturizer. (I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’ve ever spent that little on those products separately.)
The Method:
  • To make the solution, fill half of the empty bottle with olive oil. Now, top off the bottle with the castor oil, screw on dispenser and shake for 1 minute.  If you want to add essential oils such as lavender or tea tree, add those in before you shake.
  • Now that the solution is ready, let’s use it! Dispense a quarter-sized dollop on your hand and rub it all over your dry face for 1 minute. And ladies, do not take your makeup off before you do this, it’s the best makeup remover I’ve ever used.
  • After your face is completely saturated in oil, dunk the wash cloth in hot water, wring it out and place over you face for 30 seconds. This allows the steam aids the castor oil in pulling dirt out.
  • Now rub the wash cloth all over your face to remove the oil. No moisturizer needed, but if you plan on going outside, please remember your SPF if your makeup doesn’t have any.
  • Do this twice a day and you will see results within a week.


Published November 7, 2012 at 1:18 PM
About Denise PrichardDenise Prichard has been an avid health and nutrition writer for over 5 years – specializing in holistic health, clean eating/recipes, vegetarianism, food research and meditation/yoga. She graduated with a degree in English from Arizona State University in 2010 and has been enjoying her adventures in health and nutrition writing opportunities ever since. She currently runs her own blog, Fueled By Vegetables, a project that stems from her passion of living a carefree and healthy life and encouraging others to do the same.  In her spare time she likes to practice yoga, invent yummy and healthy recipes and hanging out with her lab mix, Eleanor.Connect with Denise Prichard:
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Please follow her as I give her full credit for this idea. Let me know how you like it!!

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About Yvette Ulloa

Yvette Ulloa, the fiery Latina was born in NY and currently lives in California. Yvette is passionate about health/fitness, travelling the world full time, and teaching others to achieve success! Yvette Ulloa has been through a journey of challenges, however they have turned out to be some of the biggest blessings in her life. She has been happily married for 16 years to the love of her life Dave Ulloa, a former professional basketball player in Australia and self-made entrepreneur. Yvette's philosophies are all about contribution, sharing lessons from her journey with others, and she is lucky to travel around the world inspiring people with her story. She has spoken to audiences as big as 12,000 in Vegas, South Africa, Hungary, Greece and many other places, where she is highly acclaimed speaker and coach. In 2010, Yvette Ulloa and her husband Dave Ulloa achieved one of their life-long dreams to travel the world with Anthony Robbins and become Platinum Partners. They got to experience a whole year of immersion in Scotland, Egypt, Israel, Fiji and get personally mentored by Tony Robbins. One of Yvette's biggest passions is helping women around the world to believe in themselves and have a voice. She will reach out her hand to you to help you climb up to the top of the mountain! And nothing like enjoying the journey and making many pit stops to smell the roses. The coffee. The challenges. Anything that makes you grow and enjoy life. Dave & Yvette Ulloa are also professional tourists and ambassadors of fun. Dave Ulloa recently got back from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, at 19,000 altitude, one of the toughests and most rewarding activities of his life. Dave and Yvette Ulloa are Presidential Advisory Council members for the largest travel social media company one of the top 100 direct sales companies in the globe, WorldVentures. They were honored in front of thousands of people in Las Vegas for achieving the highest rank in the company, International Marketing Directors, being the first Latino couple to achieve this rank, as well as being the first team of both International trainers and speakers.
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8 Responses to Put OIL in your face forget expensive products!

  1. Danielle Wheeler says:

    I am going to try this tonight!! We have all of the ingredients in our house and I’m so excited; I have sensitive skin and I’m sure this will be great for it! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Tharam Magar says:

    This is an amazing article. Thank you for sharing! May I publish it on our website but still give you full credit?

    Cheers! 🙂

  3. Angela Kembel says:

    Have you gone “no-poo” like so many have? Shampoo is a huge chemical culprit… Read about washing the hair with BAKING SODA and conditioning with APPLE CIDER VINEGAR! It works wonders and hair requires MUCH less washing!!

  4. Cheri Black says:

    Hi Yvette,
    Thanks so much. I love coconut oil as well for skin and hair …. and as the only oil that doesn’t break down with heat – so nutritious for sautéing and frying! Olive oil still best for cold uses.

  5. Jhoei says:

    Cool! Thank you so much for sharing this! I will share this with others as well! Keep it up!

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