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So after years of using BPO and store bought gentle face washes, I have been experimenting recently with esential oils. Tea Tree Oil in particular.

Now, there are lots of products to buy from the stores and they all seem ok - but could we make our own facial washes? How hard can it be?

Could I just:

1) fill up a bottle with a pump dispenser with 50% water

2) add a few drops of tea tree oil

3) add a carrier oil like jojoba

4) add another essential oil in needed e.g. peppermint or bergamot or something?

Shake before each use and wash with the above?

The benefits I can think of is that:

1) you can control exactly the amount of oils you want. For example, most tea tree oil products contain about 1% or less tea tree oil. This is tiny! The studies that compared TTO against benzoyl peroxide used 5% TTO.

2) you could be sure of no nasty chemicals, no SLS and so forth. It would be just water and oils.

What do you think?

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Google oil cleansing method. There's many formulas people use for different skin types. I personally haven't tried it. Too much work!

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Google oil cleansing method. There's many formulas people use for different skin types. I personally haven't tried it. Too much work!

Hiya. I'm aware of the OCM although I haven't tried it yet. Trouble is the OCM takes some time, whereas I'm thinking about a quick wash 'n go type of thing.

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I have tried tea tree and jojoba oil but didn't really get anything out of them. I think there's too much hype over them.

I personally find that just having a gentle cleanser and a good moisturizer will be fine for most people.

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