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    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.)

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rki View Post
    Alright, I'll say it; I stopped using any soap. I used to work in the medical field, so I still wash my hands all the time (and I have no intention of stopping), but otherwise, when I shower it's just water for me. I originally only did this because of skin sensitivity issues, and I was shocked how well it worked. Not only did the skin sensitivity issues clear up, but (bizarrely) my body odor went down to almost nothing.

    And (more on topic for you) my facial skin is just awesome. It's clear and healthy. The oily and dry zones have balanced out, and I don't need or use any of the lotions or oils to moisturize.

    I'm guessing from the "make-up base" mention that you may not be interested in this method, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
    Ditto for me, too. I quit using soap and my eczema cleared up, just using water now for years. When I have had sunscreen on or feel like I need a little more thorough face washing, I use a few drops of jojoba oil and a little baking soda as a light scrub, rinse off, then wipe away any residue with a wet washcloth. All the other oils make my face break out, even the jojoba without the baking soda and extra wipe off so this trick is for the acne prone.

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    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).

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davem View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by davem View Post
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    haha fabulous!! you said it all in not saying anything i never thought about how that sounded before....

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    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!
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