I agree with Reeky, you may need to reduce the amount of castor oil in your mix--especially once you have your skin under "control." I started at 25% castor oil and now only use 10%. My "main" oil is sunflower oil. I also add apricot, sweet almond and rice bran to the mix--mostly because I had them around.

I use facial serums most of the year as my moisturizer. When it's cold and dry in the winter, I use tamanu, emu or camellia oil as my moisturizer. The tamanu is REALLY healing when my skin get chaffed.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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