Virginia Soaps & Scents
The reasons we have so much trouble with mainstream skin care products are numerous, but two reasons, in particular, lead the pack. These products strip the oil out of our skin, leaving our largest organ trying to repair itself by replacing the oil stripped away. This leaves us in a cycle of being tight and dry followed by the inevitable oil slick. Each time we strip the oil away, our skin over-compensates for the lack of moisture by creating more oil.

Getting right down to basics, when cleansing and moisturizing your skin, it is imperative that you keep in mind that oil dissolves oil. Do not be afraid of applying oil to your face. Oil, alone, will not bring you blemishes. It is not a malicious force to be reckoned with; it is there for the benefit of your skin, allowing your largest organ to function properly. It is naturally occurring. Learning to work with your skin, not against it, will save you tremendously.

The basic concept of this skin care and cleansing method is that the oil used to massage your skin will dissolve the oil that has hardened with impurities and found itself stuck in your pores. Hot water will open your pores, allowing the oil to be easily removed. Should you need it, the smallest drop of the same oil formula patted over damp skin will provide the necessary lubrication to keep your skin from over-compensating in oil production.
Facial Cleansing and Skin Repair Oil
The Oil Cleansing Method
Try it...
• Begin massaging the oil into your face. This will remove makeup, dirt, and other impurities, so there is no need to use a makeup remover or wash your face prior to the massage.

• Using slow, firm motions across the skin, massage the oil deeply into your pores. Take your time and focus on your problem areas.

 • Once you're satisfied that your pores are saturated take a washcloth and soak it in clean, steamy water. We want the water to be warm enough to open your pores and remove the oil.

• Have no fear of the oil, as the steamy washcloth will remove it. The castor oil, although it is an oil, will help with the removal of the other oils, as well. It is our main cleansing oil and is easily removed with warm water.

• If your skin feels tight, take a tiny drop of your oil blend, rub it between your clean, damp palms and pat it onto your damp skin. Gently massage any oil residue into your skin so there is no film of oil left sitting on the surface.
Skin Repair
Not only does your natural oil help lubricate, it also heals, protects, and moisturizes your skin so that it may function properly. Pure oils can be used all over the body to achieve these results. Hands, elbows, knees and those dry cracked feet can benefit greatly if you take the time to massage oil into the skin.
Eyes
Our oil blend is safe to use on the delicate skin around the eyes. Grapeseed oil and grapefruit essential oils are loaded with antioxidants to repair skin around the eyes, reducing wrinkling and puffiness. Use the cleansing and repair oil to safely and gently remove eye make-up while moisturizing at the same time.
Castor oil...
...has a number of benefits for the face, particularly where moisturizing and healing are concerned. People for centuries have been rubbing small drops of the oil onto the sensitive skin around the eyes to reduce puffiness and wrinkles, and it works as an all-over moisturizer, too, often leaving the face looking supple and refreshed. Acne sufferers often report that it reduces breakouts, and dermatologists sometimes recommend it as a natural way to reduce the appearance of scars and other facial blemishes.

As a moisturizer one of the things that sets castor oil apart from other vegetable-based oils is its very high concentration of fatty acids. It is prized in skin care for its ability to quickly moisturize. The fatty acids penetrate the skin relatively quickly, lubricating dry patches and helping cells stay hydrated by surrounding them with a protective oily coating. These benefits are often very transparent on the face, where the skin tends to be more sensitive and more exposed to environmental elements like sun and wind.
Palm oil...
...contains the hard to find toctrienols, which are members of the vitamin E family. The common form of vitamin E, tocopherol, has long been used to treat many skin ailments and is found in many anti-aging products. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that helps the skin to fight free radicals that damage the skin and cause fine lines and wrinkles. Used topically toctrienols are able to penetrate deep into the skin’s layers to enable healing and protection from the base up.
Shea butter...
...is full of nutrients, including vitamin A, which has many healing properties and has been known to aid in treating blemishes, wrinkles, eczema and dermatitis, as well as burns and even stretch marks. Shea butter is also packed with antioxidants like vitamin E , as well as polyphenols and phytonutrients. These ingredients make shea butter an anti-inflammatory, which is why it works so well at moisturizing and soothing all types of skin.
Grapeseed oil...
...contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, both of which are great for stopping acne. The oil also contains linoleic acid, which is great for promoting skin health. It has astringent qualities that help tighten skin and close up the pores, thus helping you avoid clogging that leads to pimples. Oily skin can especially benefit from this. Dark circles are a problem for many adults, and sometimes children have the issue as well. Grapeseed oil, applied daily for a few weeks, can relieve the dark circles naturally. This very light oil can be used by those with even sensitive skin, and works as an excellent moisturizer that won’t clog pores. The oil can also help hasten healing of problems, such as minor abrasions or pimples. Fine lines and wrinkles can be alleviated with a daily dose of grapeseed oil on the skin. The elasticity of the skin can be improved, thus making the lines of an aging face less pronounced.
Sunflower oil...
...retains moisture, and in preventing the skin from drying out, it helps to keep wrinkles at bay. It is extremely powerful at keeping away bacteria and maintaining youthful skin, and contains a rich mixture of vitamins and other natural substances that have a healthy effect on your skin and its pores. It it is very good for acne sufferers, especially if the traditional acne remedies have failed. It is very high in antioxidants, particularly the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, which prevent free radicals from damaging your skin and creating wrinkles and the appearance of premature aging.

One of the benefits of the sunflower oil is that it acts as an antioxidant, due to the presence of vitamin E in it. As an antioxidant, Vitamin E, in the sunflower oil, also acts as moisturizer, by helping the body cells retain water inside them,.Moreover, folate or folic acid, present in sunflower oil, helps the body in the manufacture of new cells.
Coconut oil...
...is a powerful moisturizer that is beneficial to restoring dry or flaking skin. coconut oil helps to strengthen skin tissue more deeply and eliminate dead skin cells while absorbing quickly into your skin.

Coconut oil also helps to delay the occurrence of wrinkles because it contains antioxidant Vitamin E, known to protect skin cells from damage over time. The Vitamin E found in coconut oil soothes eczema, sunburn and psoriasis, and its antiviral and antifungal benefits even help to treat bug bites.

Coconut oil contains three fatty acids: capric acid, lauric acid and caprylic acid. Each of these acids kill candida, a common cause of fungal infection on your skin.
Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil ...
...When Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil is included in skin care products, there are several benefits. It is an effective skin toner. It benefits oily or congested skin and can help prevent or battle acne. Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil can improve skin elasticity and ease muscle fatigue or stiffness. It is a bactericidal antiseptic which kills odor causing bacteria (among others). The uplifting citrusy scent is used in aromatherapy to energize.
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