Then I got to thinking about it, and realized that my absolute favorite moisturizer is made of organic Argan oil from Everyday Minerals. So what the heck? It couldn't hurt to at least give it a try. So I gathered my ingredients:
Hubs stopped at Michaels Arts & Crafts for me this evening after dinner and I picked up a package of six plastic squeeze bottles with flip top lids- like the small bottles of acrylic craft paint come in- for $2.99. I thought these would be good for mixing the oils in and storing them, since I didn't want to make too much in case I either hated it, or didn't want to store it for very long.
According to all of the blogs that I have read about the OCM, you're supposed to rub a quarter sized amount of the oil into your skin and let it sit for a few moments before putting a steaming washcloth over your face for a minute. Then rinse the washcloth and wipe the rest of the oil off. I've found that I don't need to use ANY make up remover at all with this method. The oils easily remove any makeup, mascara, eyeliner, etc- without the stingy burning of regular make up remover! I had absolutely no problem getting all of the mineral make up I wear off of my skin either. After using the washcloth to remove the rest of the oil, I don't even have to moisturize! My skin feels soft, and doesn't feel tight, and I absolutely swear by this cleaning method now. Try it, you'll love it!
Updated to add: I added a few drops of lavender essential oil and tea tree oil to my mixture mostly to combat the scent of the castor oil...which I promptly decided that I did not like! Though the lavender and TTO are both great for your skin, so it doesn't hurt!