Everyday Oil - Mainstay Blend
2 oz, 8 oz
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The Mainstay blend is Everyday Oil's signature blend of 100% organic cold-pressed plant oils; Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Jojoba and Organic Castor Oil. The essential oils are the Everyday Oil Mainstays : Palo Santo, Lavender, Geranium and Clary Sage. A blend that is a beautiful contradiction. Mysterious but familiar, uplifting but calming, cleansing, moisturizing, clarifying and healing.
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HOW + WHY TO USE (from the maker)
Use Everyday Oil generously from your head to your toes.
Great after bathing, morning or night, on damp or dry skin. Use whenever you want to moisturize or refresh.
Can also be used as a face wash, make-up remover, deep conditioner, beard oil, cuticle oil, natural insect repellent, after-sun, after-surf, after-shave, bath soak, massage oil, to help prevent stretch marks, as a nursing salve or wherever you need.
CAN I REALLY USE THIS AS A FACE WASH?
Yes, the oils are really cleansing and Everyday Oil is a a more holistic way to cleanse your skin. While it is all-natural, it really does work, I promise.
We have been taught from a young age that we need to wash our face with face wash and then use a lotion to "moisturize" it. By stripping our skin of its natural oils and then replacing those oils with primarily fillers and emollients, fragrances and preservatives, we are wreaking havoc on our skin.
When you use a soap, which "strips" the skin, you remove your skins natural barrier. Your skin will start to over-produce its own oils in order to try to compensate. Even gentle soaps have the result of removing your skins natural oils. Rather than stripping your skin, Everyday Oil balances your skin's natural oils and adds many anti-microbial, cleansing and healing benefits. Imagine them going into your pores and living alongside your skin's natural barriers and defenses, cleansing and purifying holistically instead of trying to strip them and replace them completely. In this way, your skin will become balanced. Even on days when you use nothing at all your skin will be fine. Like when you are camping, or the airline loses your bag...your skin will be fine, it will be in balance. One of my favorite things about Everyday Oil is escaping that feeling that my skin will "freak out" if I stay overnight somewhere without my normal skin care routine. Let your skin escape the cycle of being stripped of its own defenses while desperately trying to over-produce its own oils to compensate.
While it may seem counter-intuitive, Everyday Oil works well for people with oily complexions or issues with acne. There are elements in the oils that have been proven to combat acne and skin mutations, and many, many testimonials from users who have found that Everyday Oil actually works much better on their "problem skin" than more mainstream products.
HOW TO USE EO AS A FACE WASH
There are no rules about how you use Everyday Oil as a face wash, but here are recommendations :
Simply rinse your face with warm water, dry and apply Everyday Oil. The oils will cleanse your skin but it doesn't have to be removed.
Alternatively, if you wear make-up or prefer a more thorough cleanse, rinse your face with warm water, use one to two pumps and rub on damp skin as you would a face wash, rinse, dry, then follow with a little Everyday Oil to moisturize.
(Personally, I switch between these two routines.)
When necessary, for a gentle exfoliation, use a clean warm washcloth when you cleanse your face with water.
It is really a product that you have to get to know, and once you start using it you will find your own routine with it, and will probably find new techniques and uses for it.
Here at Everyday Oil, we are a big fan of beards. Use Everyday Oil liberally as you would a "beard oil" and rejoice.
You really have to find your own way when using Everyday Oil in your hair, depending on your hair texture and the desired effect.
As a styling product, generally after using it on face/body use what little is left on the hands to rub into the ends of hair where it gets drier.
For curly, more textured or coarse hair, use more liberally.
If you like more product in your hair or a slightly wet look, use as much as you want.
Its very cleansing and wonderful for your scalp. It has immense anti-microbial and anti-fungal benefits, so is helpful for dandruff. To use as a scalp mask, rub into your scalp before shampooing.
For an extra conditioning mask, mix 2 pumps with your conditioner.
To Remove Make-up or more significant dirt/grime :
Most "make-up removers" are primarily mineral oil, which is an oil derived from petroleum. To remove make-up, I recommend splashing a little warm water on your face then using two pumps of EO and rubbing it on your face and around your eyes just as you would a face wash. Rinse well then wipe everything away with a towel. If you still have any eye make up simply use a little more oil and rub it away. You can then apply more oil as a moisturizer.
Putting Make-up On with Everyday Oil
I have found that I can use Everyday Oil in conjunction with everything. It can be used under foundation/tinted moisturizer and I have found that it provides a good base for those things. I use everyday oil liberally all over my face as a base, then use any cosmetics afterwards. Depending on how you like your make-up to look/feel, you could apply less Everyday Oil in the morning and let it absorb for a few minutes before applying other products. I also have friends who mix their tinted moisturizer or sunscreen with a pump of everyday oil before applying it, but it just depends on your preference and the products you're using. I find that the other products and cosmetics I use change a lot over time and depending on the day, but Everyday Oil is my constant.