The Role of Castor Oil for Oil Cleansing (OCM)

The Role of Castor Oil for Oil Cleansing (OCM)

The role of castor oil in oil cleansing. OCM is, of course, the Oil Cleansing Method, where oils are used to clean the skin without using water as part of the process. Googling OCM, most posts will rely on combinations of oils that invariably include castor oil, so...
Tamanu Oil

Tamanu Oil

One of my favorite oils, this one from the Pacific basin, is Tamanu Oil. The tree has so many ‘common names’ over such a wide area, there is no other easy way to describe it except to jump to the Latin even if it is a mouthful of a name. Caulophyllum inophyllum Common...
Antioxidants in Oils for Skincare & Formulating

Antioxidants in Oils for Skincare & Formulating

Oils come to us in a wide range of colors from pale yellow and clear to bold dark reds, greens, golden yellows, and sometimes almost black or dark purple. And it is these color compounds that hold so much of the beneficial skin-repairing antioxidants we find in oils....