My bathtub has exactly 5 items neatly organized around the rim:
1. Essential Oil Scented Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse
2. Bronner’s Liquid Soap solution
3. Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub
4. Almond Oil
The secret to simplification was the Almond Oil. When I first read about oil washing, I was intrigued – and badly in need of skin hydration, so I tried it with a tiny bit of reservation from fear of breakout.
Half a year later, I’m a complete convert to oil washing for my face. It’s smoother and brighter than ever and feels like an ultra-luxurious treatment each time.
8 Uses for Almond Oil
- Eye makeup remover
- Face wash
- Shave cream
- Mixing with sugar as an exfoliating scrub
- Massage oil
- Soaking bath oil
- Deep hair conditioning treatment; just shampoo after
- Face, hand, lip, and body moisturizer in a pinch
It’s as simple as buying a bottle of organic almond oil and recycling all of your other bath products they become empty. Mission Accomplished.
Thicken Your Oil
Combine 4 parts almond oil with 1 part organic castor oil
Add a signature fragrance
If you want almond scent, you’ll have to find a really clean source of fragrance oil since almond essential oil does not exist for therapeutic uses. I prefer Body Time Perfume Oils since they have far fewer ingredients than traditional perfume oils. Otherwise, try any of the following essential oils or a combination:
- Jasmine: exotic and aphrodisiac…tic
- Vetiver: ditto the above but with a slightly more masculine scent
- Lavender, Eucalyptus, or Chamomile: great if you want something fresh
- Peppermint: particularly if you live in a warm climate
- Cinnamon: particularly if you live in a cold climate
Give your bath cabinet an Almond Oil makeover, and let us know what other uses you discover!