The Oil Cleansing Method has been getting some attention on the internet as of late. A quick Google search turns up thousands of blog entries and forum posts, as well as the official website of the OCM. There’s plenty to read about it if you’re in the mood. You’ll find people that love it, people that hate it, and people that think it’s a big fat load of hooey. What did you expect? You’re looking on the internet. Anyhow, I thought I’d add my thoughts to the mix. I’ve been using the OCM since June of 2011, playing around with different recipes, and I think I’ve figured a few things out.
The basic idea of the OCM is the idea that oil dissolves oil—the oils in the OCM solution dissolve and carry away the oils in your pores. I thought it made sense, so I decided to give it a try. All you have to do is mix up a mixture of castor oil and a carrier oil, massage a generous amount into your face for five to ten minutes, and then steam it off/out (read the official instructions for more details). It didn’t sound too difficult. And it isn’t. Maybe a bit boring, but that’s easily solved by watching a bit of a movie or some television whilst you massage away.