***Update*** Did a 1:1 ratio of castor oil and grapeseed oil with two drops of lemon eucalyptus essential oil. Massaged for about an hour while I played DoA (nerdy AND vain). Didn’t have the same result as other posts I’ve read: I didn’t feel any crud actually come out of my skin. This is probably because I scrubbed my face in the shower earlier in the evening because I’m stupid and scatterbrained. My face felt tight after I washed the oil off but I’m going to attribute that to having washed my face a bajillion times and pore stripping. It went away after a bit and my face felt like I had scrubbed my face really good. Was that the antiseptic quality of the castor oil? I saved my left over oil in the fridge and will let it come to room temp before using it again. I only used 1 tsp of each and had some left over; maybe I used to little? Whatever. I’m not going to tweak just yet other than add maybe one more drop of essential oil to the 2 tsp mix. I solemnly swear that I will continue this mixture for at least 4 full days before tweaking the ratio or switching to jojoba oil. On the plus side, I am absolutely not greasy or cruddy today. I wiped my face with a warm washcloth this morning just because it’s weird if I don’t do that. So far: pleased with the results.
Okay, day two. Still the same ratio. I think I am washing the oil away too much. Today was more dry/tight than yesterday.
I am using a washcloth to wash the oil off of my face because it’s not like castor oil just rinses away easy peasy. Tonight I had to use three drops of grape seed oil to re-hydrate my face after washing. Right now I feel fine. Tomorrow I am going to just to the dabbing thing–no wiping (why does my mind always go straight to toilet humor?). If that doesn’t work, I’m going to change the ratio to 2:1 grape seed:castor oil. If that doesn’t work, I’ll switch to jojoba oil. And if that doesn’t work I’ll probably give up because I’m a quitter.