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jojoba oil

About three months ago Dave and I ran out of face moisturizer.  We had been using Desert Essence moisturizer, which we liked well enough.  But when we ran out I didn’t exactly want to buy more, as it still had a bunch of ingredients I couldn’t pronounce.  Instead, I grabbed the extra virgin coconut oil out of the cupboard, scraped out a small amount (about the size of my pinky nail), warmed it in my palms, then rubbed it on my face/neck!  At first I was a little nervous that oil would beget acne.  Instead, my skin felt super soft, smelled great, and (at least in my opinion) had better color.  I told Dave to give it a try and we were sold on oil.

I did a little research for the best face oil and saw that jojoba oil is really good for skin (coconut oil is good, too, but I thought it would be fun to try something new).  We bought a small bottle and added a few drops of lemongrass extract, both for the nice smell and the astringent qualities.  Every morning we squirt 2-3 drops out into our palms and rub on.  It’s wonderfully relaxing rubbing oil on your face!  Spa-like.

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The oil was $9 and the extract $14.  The extract isn’t essential – you could do straight oil and be totally fine.  But it will last for.ev.er since you only use a few drops in the bottle of oil.  And the oil lasts a long time, too, as a tiny bit goes a long way (we both us it daily and we haven’t even used a quarter of the bottle yet).  That means the oil feels better, smells better, makes your skin better (in my opinion), and costs less!

I would really recommend trying oil instead of regular moisturizer.  You don’t need much, so a small bottle lasts a long time.  And it feels really luxurious.  Best of all, in three months I’ve only noticed improvements in my skin!

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