coconut oil as facial cleanser
I've got some eczema on my face and even the Lush facial bar stings at the moment. I needed to cleanse off some eye make up and cream blusher and wondered if coconut oil would do it. I took a bit out of the jar, rubbed it into my face then wiped around with a warm flannel and the make up melted off really easily and didn't sting. I rinsed my face with cold water. I put some moreoil on to further moisturise. Great results. :)
Hey Greenwood, I use a Dead Sea Salt soap that is wonderful and extremely gentle. I don't have the name of the maker though :( I've heard Olive Oil is great for cleansing and would imagine Coconut Oil to be even better. Have you tried getting those Adaptogenic Herbs yet? I'm telling you - they were a life saver! I used to have terrible terrible eczema on my face. It was caused byfood sensitivities to nuts, flax and garlic - oh and stimulants like cacao made it bad too (hence the adrenal dysfunction). Hang in there - I feel your pain.
"Hey Greenwood, I use a Dead Sea Salt soap that is wonderful and extremely gentle. I don't have the name of the maker though : "
The one sold here is full of additives, so won't use it.
"( I've heard Olive Oil is great for cleansing and would imagine Coconut Oil to be even better. "
I use olive oil soap in the shower- it is 100% pure olive oil made in Crete.
"Have you tried getting those Adaptogenic Herbs yet? I'm telling you - they were a life saver! I used to have terrible terrible eczema on my face. It was caused by food sensitivities to nuts, flax and garlic - oh and stimulants like cacao made it bad too (hence the adrenal dysfunction). Hang in there - I feel your pain."
I'm getting them when I get my next giro- I'm broke right now. I don't have food sensitivities to the ones you have- mine are sugar, soya, wheat, yeast, sweetcorn, bran, dairy.
But most of all it was additives in processed foods.
I use coconut oil almost every night to remove eye make-up....it doesn't sting your eyes like the chemical removers do and it's the best natural alternative to remover. It might be helpful too to gulp down a spoonful of it too.
I wash my face with a gentle cleanser, then I use coconut oil as a moisturizer afterwards. It works great for me, and I have acne prone skin. I haven't heard of using it as a cleanser or eye makeup remover. I'll have to try it, great idea.
I've used extra virgin coconut oil as a night time moisturizer and it worked really well. My husband thought I smelled yummy :). Now I use rosehip oil instead. It's a little bit lighter, and since using it, has evened out my skin tone. I still use coconut oil one-two times a week when I give myself a gentle facial massage. It feels nice, helps tighten my face, and leaves my facesoft. Sometimes during the massage blackheads just come to the surface and come out on their own.
I also put a tiny amount of coconut oil on the ends of my hair (dry not wet) before I go to bed. I'm always getting complimented on how healthy my hair looks and I know coconut oil is the secret.
If I know that I'm going to be showering the next morning, I'll do like Nell and put a bunch more coconut oil on the ends and even up to the roots of my hair before I go to bed. Always have used coconut oil on my body but never thought of a massage for the face....thanks Nell!
I ran out of it and using olive oil at the moment- this is also good.
I like to make face masks out of wheatgrass juice powder. I just mix a bit with water to your desired consistency (if it's too thin it's runny but it's actually kind of hard to spread if it's too paste-like) and smear it on my face. It takes a few minutes to dry and then I wash it off. I usually buy the wheatgrass powder in capsule form so I just open one up. This is what I have http://www.sweetwheat.com/store/wheatgrass-juice/sweet-wheat-lar... but you can also get the powder in a jar.