I'm curious about this but never done it. I was reading that you need to use Castor Oil. Anyone use something different (I don't have castor oil)? I have flaky skin (that needs exfoliation), how does this cleansing method help (or not) with that?
I did it for a few weeks, and while it did help to remove some of my blackheads, it did absolutely nothing to exfoliate, instead making somewhat of a glue of my dead skin cells. I switched to using baking soda and raw honey to cleanse, then tone with diluted lemon juice and moisturize lightly with coconut oil. I have skin that turns over VERY rapidly and I need daily exfoliation to keep up with it. The BS and honey method has been great so far. I think it probably wouldn't hurt to add the OCM to this routine once a week or so but I definitely couldn't do it as my sole cleansing method, unfortunately.
I tried olive oil but too oily for my skin. Now I use jojoba oil (rub in and let steam in shower then rinse off w/the hot water), then scrub w/baking soda, then scrub w/sugar and honey mixture. Doing all 3 steps cleans but also leaves enough of the jojoba oil on my skin that I don't need any extra moisturizer.
Works really well for me. I notice that if I skip any part of the steps I will start breaking out. My skin really likes the process I guess.
I have really dry, flaky skin and I use a mix of 3 parts extra virgin coconut oil to 1 part castor oil with several drops of rose EO added to it. I find that the cloth I use to remove the oil gives me enough exfoliation to get rid of any flakes. I moisturize my entire body with jojoba oil, so I'll use a couple of drops on my face, as well, when I feel I need it. If I feel really dry I'll do a honey mask once a week or so, in addition to the OCM. My skin is radiant! It's amazing!