Oil cleansing uses the belief that cleansers strip the skin of important natural oils, leaving the oil production of skin imbalanced which leads to a clogging of pores and bacteria growth. Thus, oils in certain combinations are used to breakdown oils clogging pores and kill bacteria which essentially causes skin to detox and heal.
Oil dissolves oil. One of the most basic principals of chemistry is that “like dissolves like.” The best way to breakdown sebum/oil, is by using another oil similar in composition. By using the right oils, you can cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally, gently and effectively, while replacing the dirty oil with beneficial oils that heal, protect and nourish your skin. When done properly and consistently, the OCM can clear the skin from issues like oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, blackheads, whiteheads and other problems caused by mild to moderate acne-while leaving your skin healthy, balanced and properly moisturized. Many use castor oil when using the oil cleansing method. We have found this much too drying so we use other oils with wonderfully beneficial nutrients. Read about our amazing ingredients here.
Most soaps on the market contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). It is arguably the most dangerous ingredient used in personal care products, and is in everything (toothpaste, shampoos, cleansers, etc). In the cleaning industry SLS is used in garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers, car-wash soaps, etc. It is very corrosive and readily attacks greasy surfaces which is what makes it such an effective cleanser but at what cost?
Sodium lauryl sulfate is used throughout the world for clinical testing as a skin irritant. Laboratories use it to irritate skin on test animals and humans so that they may then test healing agents to see how effective they are on the irritated skin.