Emulsifying your oil with something watery will make a HUGE difference in the application/greasiness: put a few drops (not too many!) in your palm and add some water/toner and mix. Now massage it into your skin and it should absorb much better Let it sink in for a few minutes and, if you need to, you can always use some tissue to wipe off any excess, though I've never had that issue.
I love virgin avocado oil- it softens my skin better than coconut for some reason (I think it penetrates better.)
I swear by macadamia oil. Its very closely resembles the skin's own oil, sebum. You only need very little. As for make-up, I use Ere Perez and Jane Iredale.
Started my journey on May 22, 2010:
Beginning weight ~180
Current weight ~145
Nov. 9, 2009........Nov. 9, 2010.....Jun. 17, 2011
LDL 155...............LDL 176............LDL 139
HDL 39................HDL 66..............HDL 95
TGL 154..............TGL 77..............TGL 49
I use coconut and avocado. coconut is less expensive for us, so I tend to use that more.
my husband actually eats the stuff, but I use it on my skin and for oil pulling (mouth washing).
also, i just wash with water.
obviously, I wash my hands with soap, but otherwise, I wash my body with just water. As the PP mentioned, body odor is WAY down -- and I can actually go 2-3 days without a shower (happened while camping, ya'll) and not smell bad.
currently, I shower every 3rd day to wash my hair, and then I do a hot-water-and-wash-cloth bath in between.
no odor, skin looks good and healthy. it's a bit dry this time of year (winter), but otherwise is doing well.
I've been 'water only' 15 months. I use coconut oil for my hair (rub a tiny bit on my hands then run them through my hair.) I use the residue on my hands to moisturise my face and to shave with. Then scoop out a little more to rub well into hands and forearms as a pre-work barrier cream. If I accidently scoop up too much I eat the extra. Bargain!
activate the rhythm, the rhythm that has always been within