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Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:51 am      Reply with quote
I've finally decided to have a go at making some DIY products and have a few questions for you experts out there. I've read through the DIY index but there are a few things I'm not sure about.
For those of you with oily/problem skin what do you make oil for OCM with? Have read a few different recipes and wonder which will be best. For those of you in the UK where do you buy your ingredients and bottles? Have looked on a website called Aromatic, but there are also a few sites in the US, does anyone have any experience of these sites? I'm also struggling to find some apple cider vinegar, I can find cider vinegar. Does this work as well? Any other advice you could give? What do you oily girls use as a moisturiser? Sorry about all the questions, looking forward to hearing your advcie and tips...
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Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:55 am      Reply with quote
I just use old bottles from skincare products, washing them out really well beforehand.

I think apple cider vinegar and cider vinegar are probably the same thing, but maybe someone more knowledgeable than me can confirm?
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Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:47 pm      Reply with quote
Hey Rachael welcome aboard the DIY train!

The apple cider vinegar is made from apples, and cider is from something else I think, which is more acidic - but you can check the ingredients on the bottle to confirm the source.

I have ordered from Aromanatic before, they are great, have lots of rare and hard to find extracts and bits, and I think most of their ingredients are ethically/organically sourced.

As for the oily skin, I just moisturise with a pure oil. There are so many out there, you really have to see what works for your skin. Most people with oily skin like jojoba, as it is similar to our skin's sebum, and for those who want intense rejuventation at night they use rosehip oil.

At the moment I use raspberry seed oil during the day (which is supposed to have some SPF effects) and hazelnut seed oil at night, because it is slightly astringent and helps with blemishes and blocked pores.

When buying oils, try to go for stuff that is pure, coldpressed and organic if possible. I have found such a huge difference in using refined and solvent extracted oils. It's simply not worth wasting money on.


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Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:50 pm      Reply with quote
I use a mix of grape seed and sea buckthorn oil lately. It's very light and doesn't cause me any problems. I've been thinking about adding Immortelle oil to it but the problem is that I don't like the smell of it. It's weird how certain scents we like and others we associate with something we don't like. I think it's because I used that EO for my wound when it was healing and so now the smell reminds me of that whole negative event. Too bad.

I use raspberry oil sometimes too, although I prefer the grape/sea oil better. I also don't care for the smell of the raspberry oil but it is lighter anyways.

That's interesting about the hazelnut oil. I will have to get some and try it out. I haven't been doing the OCM because I first need to buy a wash cloth for it. Wasn't working too well with no cloth to wash it off. Maybe the hazelnut will be good for that if it's astringent.

Here are some descriptions on carrier oils. Interesting, as I never knew Calendula naturally contained Salicylic acid. http://www.naturesgift.com/agora/car.htm
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That's all really helpflu information, thanks all very much. Am I right in thinking you start with a carrier oil and add the essential oil of your choice to it? Can you add more than one essential oil to any one carrier oil? The info on naturesgift is really good, thanks for that link.
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