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post #21 of 72
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Question: I have heard that using milk is good for the face too. Is that mentioned anywhere in your book? I just can't stand the smell of vinegar right now...way too much for my pregnant nose!
It seems like milk IS mentioned in the book, only I can't find my book. It's been misplaced for months. (I MUST clean the study from hell.)

Lemon juice is about the same pH as vinegar, so you could certainly use a lemon juice solution instead. It seems like lemon juice was supposed to do something special - astringent, probably; maybe even out skin tone or bleach freckles? I can't remember.
post #22 of 72
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Originally Posted by jenoline
Ann-Marita - could we get your original post added to the recipes sticky at the top of this forum?
How do I do that? Just copy and paste to a reply for the recipes thread?
post #23 of 72
How do you remove makeup?? And where would you buy sea salt??

Thanks!
post #24 of 72
Hello,

I have been using the OCM for a while now, and it has actually helped me alot, but I would still like to try the scrub in addition to the OCM. I would like to know if it is okay to use a different flour other than oat, because I am allergic. I can use brown rice flour, amaranth flour and millet flour without trouble. Do you think these would work as well as oat flour for the facial scrub recipe? Thanks for any suggestions.
post #25 of 72
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How do you remove makeup?? And where would you buy sea salt??

Thanks!
This method seems to get make-up off really well. Except for waterproof mascara - I use a little safflower oil right before bed on the rare occasions I wear mascara (usually part of stage make-up).

You could use regular salt, if you want. That's what I started off using, and used for many years. I get sea salt at Whole Foods or other natural food stores.
post #26 of 72
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Originally Posted by RAF
Hello,

I have been using the OCM for a while now, and it has actually helped me alot, but I would still like to try the scrub in addition to the OCM. I would like to know if it is okay to use a different flour other than oat, because I am allergic. I can use brown rice flour, amaranth flour and millet flour without trouble. Do you think these would work as well as oat flour for the facial scrub recipe? Thanks for any suggestions.
I don't have any concrete knowledge of whether those would work, and the book(s) I have didn't mention any of them either. (I used mainly one book to base my personal method on, but with input from a few other books, too.)

I know oats are good for soothing skin (at least skin that's not allergic to oats). I think (purely my theory, nothing to really back this up) that it's the soluable fiber that makes it so nice on the skin. Do any of those other flours have soluable fiber?

Try them and tell us what you think!
post #27 of 72
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Originally Posted by Ann-Marita
How do I do that? Just copy and paste to a reply for the recipes thread?
I think so. Not positive b/c I've never done it, but I'm pretty sure that's all you have to do.
post #28 of 72
Thank you for all the info! I've been looking for a more natural skin care routine!
post #29 of 72
Thanks so much for this info. I must try it also.
post #30 of 72
Ann Marita,

Please start a spa. Make a reservation for me and I will bring all my girlfriends.

Thank you, and have a beautiful day!
post #31 of 72
Just chippin' in. For another facial regimen (suited for problem skin), I posted something a while back too:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=426638

What does OCM stand for?
post #32 of 72
The OCM is the oil cleansing method. Didn't work so great for me, but luckily, Ann-Marita's regimen is working GREAT! I love it - very gentle and non-drying. I've found that the oat flour works perfectly, while adding the sea salt and cornmeal is somewhat too abrasive for my skin. I especially love the vinegar toner, and added lavender and TTO so it smells so good. I'm finally getting rid of some of the big scary zits that occurred during my OCM experiment.
post #33 of 72
Any others that have been giving this method a try want to share results...positive or negative??

I have been too lazy to gather the stuff to start this method, but I plan to by next week!
post #34 of 72
I've had terrible dry skin since DS was born, so I thought I'd give natural cleansing a shot. I haven't tried the oat flour part yet, but to the vinegar rinse! I use a 1:15 vinegar-water sloution, along w/ coconut oil for a moisturizer and wow! My skin has really come so far. Must try oat scrub...
post #35 of 72
This sounds so nice! I am going to try it asap! I have been doing the OCM, and though I saw some results, my chin is contuniously broke out...so frustrating. Thank you for posting this!
post #36 of 72
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post #37 of 72
I have been looking for something more natural for skin care and really worried about OCM on my acne prone skin. I am definitely going to be trying this - heading to the bulk food store tomorrow. THANK YOU!
post #38 of 72
Went out and bought the stuff I needed today! Looking forward to starting this.
post #39 of 72
Thanks for the info! I just finished off my last bit of my old cleanser and have been looking for a natural system-I tried the OCM and it didn't work for me.

One (silly) question: how do you steam your face?
post #40 of 72
You can open up the pores on your face by steaming or hot water.

Steaming can by done by sticking your head over a pot of just-boiled water and covering your head and the pot with a towel. You can also do this over a sink. Some people just use really hot water on their wash cloths.
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