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OUCH!!! I used tea tree oil for OCM..!!

Started 1282017311.36 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1282349593.847 by kar32

Was I supposed to use something else?

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peach1061282017750.4971290 PostsRegistered 4/15/2007

I use sunflower oil. Here's a link:

http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com/

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kinda silly1282018171.453398 PostsRegistered 9/2/2009

Thanks Peach! I'm going to the store tomorrow and pick up some Castor oil and sunflower oil....boy, my nose felt like it was going to burn right off for a minute there!

ilovedaisi­es1282019252.7433158 PostsRegistered 7/20/2010Turn left

Thanks for the link, kinda. I just wrote out the "recipe". I think I'll try this with good old EEVOO as the second oil.

kinda silly1282019526.32398 PostsRegistered 9/2/2009
On 8/16/2010 daisy_marie said:

Thanks for the link, kinda. I just wrote out the "recipe". I think I'll try this with good old EEVOO as the second oil.

Hey Daisy, thank Peach...she graciously gave the link... by the way I love your name, my favorite flower.

ChynaGirL1282032413.321037 PostsRegistered 8/15/2010Somewhere fabulous!
On 8/16/2010 kinda silly said:

Thanks Peach! I'm going to the store tomorrow and pick up some Castor oil and sunflower oil....boy, my nose felt like it was going to burn right off for a minute there!

Tea Tree oil is an essential oil, and should be used sparingly, like a few drops, in your OCM mixture, but only if you have VERY oily or acne-prone skin. It shouldn't be used as your carrier oil, or one of your main oils in the mix. Ouch! I can imagine it burned, and you'll probably see some peeling skin, too.

I usually use a mix of coconut and castor, but tried castor oil only for the last two OCMs. Really amazing results. Also jojoba alone. Get ready to see some gunk coming out of your pores!

Hope it goes better for you next time. Smile

kinda silly1282054861.367398 PostsRegistered 9/2/2009

Thanks ChynaGir1...I'll try the Castor Oil by itself...my skin is soooo oily and porous (nice way of saying that I have large pores that drive me insane)!{#emotions_dlg.scared}

lyn in MI1282055083.51724577 PostsRegistered 4/29/2007SW Michigan
On 8/17/2010 kinda silly said:

Thanks ChynaGir1...I'll try the Castor Oil by itself...my skin is soooo oily and porous (nice way of saying that I have large pores that drive me insane)!{#emotions_dlg.scared}

I don't think I would use 100% castor oil. It will be very drying. Do you have a carrier oil you can mix it with? Castor Oil is recommended at a use level of 30% in mixtures for those with oily skin.

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ChynaGirL1282055152.251037 PostsRegistered 8/15/2010Somewhere fabulous!

You're welcome, kinda silly. But just as a precaution, you may want to try the castor oil with something else first, like jojoba, just to make sure your skin can tolerate the castor. For some people, it's drying. When I first started, I used 2 tablespoons coconut to 1 tbsp castor, or maybe it was 3:1. Either way, you'll find a recipe that you're happy with, too. Smile

ChynaGirL1282055264.971037 PostsRegistered 8/15/2010Somewhere fabulous!
On 8/17/2010 lyn in MI said:
On 8/17/2010 kinda silly said:

Thanks ChynaGir1...I'll try the Castor Oil by itself...my skin is soooo oily and porous (nice way of saying that I have large pores that drive me insane)!{#emotions_dlg.scared}

I don't think I would use 100% castor oil. It will be very drying. Do you have a carrier oil you can mix it with? Castor Oil is recommended at a use level of 30% in mixtures for those with oily skin.

Hi Lyn, I've used the castor oil alone twice now, and the results were amazing. My skin was glowing! I don't have oily skin. However, for a first-timer, it's probably better to go with a mix.

kinda silly1282055340.973398 PostsRegistered 9/2/2009

Can I find Jojoba oil in a drug store or do I need to order it online?

ChynaGirL1282055773.2731037 PostsRegistered 8/15/2010Somewhere fabulous!

You should be able to find it in health food stores, and also online. I ordered mine from coastalscents.com, but some of the other BB beauties will have other recommendations. I think jojoba would probably be your best mix with castor.

lyn in MI1282056823.23724577 PostsRegistered 4/29/2007SW Michigan
On 8/17/2010 ChynaGir1 said:

Hi Lyn, I've used the castor oil alone twice now, and the results were amazing. My skin was glowing! I don't have oily skin. However, for a first-timer, it's probably better to go with a mix.

Thanks for sharing. Castor oil makes me pause just a little since it isn't recommended for use by those wirh rosacea and those prone to broken caps. In fact, I got some broken caps on my chin when I tried the OCM, and I thought possibly I rubbed too hard. Then I read the info about castor oil, and realized that may have been the culprit.

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ChynaGirL1282057478.1031037 PostsRegistered 8/15/2010Somewhere fabulous!
On 8/17/2010 lyn in MI said:
On 8/17/2010 ChynaGir1 said:

Hi Lyn, I've used the castor oil alone twice now, and the results were amazing. My skin was glowing! I don't have oily skin. However, for a first-timer, it's probably better to go with a mix.

Thanks for sharing. Castor oil makes me pause just a little since it isn't recommended for use by those wirh rosacea and those prone to broken caps. In fact, I got some broken caps on my chin when I tried the OCM, and I thought possibly I rubbed too hard. Then I read the info about castor oil, and realized that may have been the culprit.

That's too bad about the broken caps. When I was doing my research last week about castor oil, I came across some information about chamomile tea being good for helping the body absorb the blood from the broken caps. Sort of like a cold compress. It's worth a try. I have a few, I think from the Buf Puf, so eventually I'll get around to trying that, too. I'm truly amazed at what these wonderful, natural things can do to improve our skin in a way that expensive chemicals can not.

stilltamn8r1282058040.36713953 PostsRegistered 6/14/2006So Cal

Not to mention the smell!!!

shopchocho­lic1282058079.6631524 PostsRegistered 9/2/2007

I use jojoba oil which I have purchased *

Love jojoba oil. its mild and non irritating to my oily combi skin. I pick mine up at trader joes. they also carry tea tree oil though I have never used that for my face.

I sometimes use a combination of the 2 for a weekly scalp massage. leaves the hair healthy and shiny and the scalp feeling clean.

peach1061282086639.621290 PostsRegistered 4/15/2007
On 8/17/2010 lyn in MI said:
On 8/17/2010 kinda silly said:

Thanks ChynaGir1...I'll try the Castor Oil by itself...my skin is soooo oily and porous (nice way of saying that I have large pores that drive me insane)!{#emotions_dlg.scared}

I don't think I would use 100% castor oil. It will be very drying. Do you have a carrier oil you can mix it with? Castor Oil is recommended at a use level of 30% in mixtures for those with oily skin.

This is correct. I mix mine about half and half and find that it works really well on my oily skin.

ETA - I've used EVOO when I couldn't find the sunflower oil. It worked fine.

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peach1061282086742.7331290 PostsRegistered 4/15/2007
On 8/17/2010 shopchocholic said:

I use jojoba oil which I have purchased *

Love jojoba oil. its mild and non irritating to my oily combi skin. I pick mine up at trader joes. they also carry tea tree oil though I have never used that for my face.

I sometimes use a combination of the 2 for a weekly scalp massage. leaves the hair healthy and shiny and the scalp feeling clean.

I've wondered about this and thought about trying it. After hearing your experience I'll try it.

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- Rose Nyland

Bella HS1282086809.1238076 PostsRegistered 12/17/2007East Hampton, NY
On 8/17/2010 lyn in MI said:
On 8/17/2010 kinda silly said:

Thanks ChynaGir1...I'll try the Castor Oil by itself...my skin is soooo oily and porous (nice way of saying that I have large pores that drive me insane)!{#emotions_dlg.scared}

I don't think I would use 100% castor oil. It will be very drying. Do you have a carrier oil you can mix it with? Castor Oil is recommended at a use level of 30% in mixtures for those with oily skin.

I agree!

NurseRecru­iter1282087624.8813869 PostsRegistered 6/9/2005Suburban Chicago

OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not sure but I think tea tree oil all over your face (not mixed with anything) would really, really sting. Maybe just a tiny bit mixed in with "regular" oils.

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itsMe1282087735.713739 PostsRegistered 5/1/2008Sunny South Florida

I use a combination of olive, castor, and tea tree oils.... probably 10% tea tree. No problems at all!

AlexK1282087740.992541 PostsRegistered 3/1/2010

You used all tea tree oil? Do you have any skin left? I add a drop with the rest of the oil when I cleanse, two drops at most. Tee tree is very strong.

AlexK1282087758.1732541 PostsRegistered 3/1/2010

You used all tea tree oil? Do you have any skin left? I add a drop with the rest of the oil when I cleanse, two drops at most. Tee tree is very strong.

Love2Laugh1282090784.7674892 PostsRegistered 1/13/2005

Ouch!! I hope your face feels better now. I believe Tea Tree can almost exfoliating when used at a high strength.

DeltaOne1282093264.1832183 PostsRegistered 12/19/2006

I keep hearing about OCM, I have very dry and sensitive skin. Would you recommend it for this type of skin? TIA

kinda silly1282093496.55398 PostsRegistered 9/2/2009
On 8/17/2010 AlexK said:

You used all tea tree oil? Do you have any skin left? I add a drop with the rest of the oil when I cleanse, two drops at most. Tee tree is very strong.

Yes...it was awful for about 5 minutes...and I got really scared thinking that my skin would fall off, but it was fine after a little time. Never again!

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