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  1. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    This sounds complex lol. Is this just so your grubby fingers don't dirty up your oil? I wash my hands before I wash my face. And I don't own anything sterile lol.
     
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    It doesn't have to be like hospital grade sterile...just make sure it's a good clean container where you can easily pour out the oil instead of sticking your fingers in and that it can seal closed instead of having an open spout. Any kind of cleaned out face wash bottle or small lotion bottle should do the trick
     
  3. Shai

    Shai & the Muttly Crew

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    Looked for coconut oil at my local grocery over lunch...and failed. Either they don't have it or they hide it. Couldn't find a stocker to ask. Will have to try somewhere else next time.
     
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    I use my fingers. I also use it up pretty quickly. Coconut oil is really slow to go rancid as well.
     
  5. Beanie

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    Even if you've washed your hands you are still putting "stuff" back into the jar that can sit and contaminate your oils.
    I have a jar of face scrub from Burt's Bees and I have to put my fingers in it to scoop some out and it's gross when I think about it. So I try not to think about it. X_X

    The bottle I used when I was doing OCM was just like one of those little empty bottles you can get in the travel department at any store... Target has a bunch of different kinds for 99 cents. Definitely get yourself a bottle of some kind rather than using a jar and sticking your fingers back into it.
     
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    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    ...Is seriously considering trying the OCM as well as a no-poo hair care. With the no-poo, those of you who use that, do you wash everyday? Can you use a coconut oil afterwards as a conditioner?

    With OCM, do you need to rinse it off at any point, or do you just leave it on?
     
  7. Beanie

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    Rinse it off!!!

    http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com/
     
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    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    :lol-sign: Okay thanks! I couldn't remember seeing any mention of rinsing it off, and I wasn't done reading through the DIY blog post that was telling me about it.
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    alrighty... count me in on this OCM chazhound experiment.

    Just mixed 1 part Castor Oil to 9 parts Jojoba Oil and added a few drops of lavender essential oil. It's in a squeeze bottle and ready for me to start using tonight. I'm going to just do it every few days or so. Washing my face every night is a bad idea usually so every few days or so should be just fine.

    I'm also going to try something with my hair tonight probably.
     
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    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Very interesting that oil will actually cancel out face oil ... Kind of goes against everything we know about face cleansing.

    As far As COM goes ... I wouldn't be able to leave it on all night I would only be able to leave it on for 30 min at the most ... Would it still work? Also I have read that it has to be shampooed out ... I use the no poo method, could I effectively wash it off with conditioner?
     
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    No, actually, it's exactly what we know. It's chemistry of solubility. Like dissolves like. Oil dissolves oil. Water will not dissolve oil.
     
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    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Weird still the though of outing oil on my breakout ridden face makes me nervous lol
     
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    Ok I have my oils in hand. I decided on sunflower with the castor oil. We shall see.
     
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    God speed everyone. God speed.

    Also, remember: Not.My.Fault.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    So far so good.. thinking of getting a less heavy oil for my face (I've read coconut is a bit heavy for those who breakout sometimes) but I love the smell! My face has cleared up quite a bit.

    Loving coconut oil as body lotion though!
     
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    I did a picture the other day with no makeup or editing at all but I don't think I have a good comparable before picture.
     
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    I've changed to Jojoba and I really like how light it is. The olive oil was too heavy for me and I'm using the coconut oil as a moisturizer rather than to clean.
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    I'm hoping I'll like the jojoba. Added the lavender essential oil since I wash my face at night Nd have trouble sleeping so hoping lavender might help.
     
  19. Shai

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    I have EVOO, castor oil, and a pitchfork for when we form a mob and go after Linds for making our faces fall off.

    Still looking for coconut oil, all these other crazy oils you folks seem to find, and torches.
     
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    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    Does someone want to break down the effects sulfates have on hair in simple terms for me? What are the benefits of going with a sulfate free shampoo/conditioner?
     

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