Do you have scents associated with your childhood? I do. Apart from the iconic yummy fruity scents of my native island (vanilla, coconut, mango, etc..) and the not so yummy ones (overripe guava, papaya, banana) I think I will never forget the scents of essential oils of vetyver, geranium, sweet almond oil and lavender. My mother used to be a big fan of essential oils. Her favourite was lavender and she used to douse herself in it, as it 'would keep mosquitoes at bay' she used to say. Well, the stuff pongued so much, I'm not surprised it kept mosquitoes and any form of living species at bay. I also will never be able to forget the strong, powerful and nauseating scents of geranium and vetyver essential oils. Sweet almond oil, however, was a total different story. I couldn't never get enough of it. When I left home, my contacts with sweet almond oil became more and more rare, verging non existent. In fact, I even forgot it existed.
Soon after my poll about eye makeup remover and with the firm intention to purchase one of your recommendations, I ended up purchasing a bottle of Johnson's baby oil to use as a makeup remover, after seeing lots of rave about it on YouTube. There's nothing quite like an oil I think to remove stubborn eye makeup with ease. But deep down, I was not fully satisfied. I knew it wasn't the best for my eyes and that it contained the controversial mineral oil, I turned to eBay and came across Naissance a seller who sold 100% pure organic sweet almond carrier oil, bottled in the exotic land of ... Swansea.
Very often, when you try to reconnect with food and products from your childhood you end up being disappointed. Scary films from the past feel suddenly ridiculous, and kids sweets don't taste as good. When I opened my little 50ml of sweet almond carrier oil, I must admit I was disappointed. It had a lovely smell but it was nowhere as strong as the essential oil that my mum used to have. The fragrance is very delicate. But then again, I thought that it was a blessing in disguise as I mainly purchased it to use it on my eyes. The very day I tried the sweet almond oil on my eyes, the very day I threw away my bottle of Johnson's Oil, which was still half full.
I can't describe how lovely it feels to remove my eye makeup with this oil. I love how effortless and quick this removes my makeup. The whole makeup removal ritual feels like a mini pampering session, with no skin tugging, scratching, and eye stinging whatsoever.
Doesn't it leave my skin too greasy?
No. In fact, it leaves my dry skin so nourished and I feel that my lashes have been given a second lease of life. If I need to reapply makeup straight after, say I have made a booboo and want to start over, I try to remember to revert to my good old trusty eye makeup remover from Simple, in an attempt to finish the bottle but the reality is that I use this organic oil as a makeup remover 99% of the time.
I feel really happy about myself when I use the sweet almond oil on my eye area. Sweet almond oil is high in proteins, and vitamin E, an ingredient which I have been very fond of recently because of its universally recognised anti-ageing properties (vitamin e is powerful antioxidant) I feel like I am really caring for my eyes as the whole eye makeup removal process is so gentle and there is hardly any tugging involved anymore. Twice I just plopped some directly on my face to use as a face mask and it made my skin feel so smooth! My skin is basically loving it and despite being an oil, it doesn’t cause any breakout.
Will I purchase a full size bottle?
The question doesn't even need asking and this is the first thing on my shopping list come pay day. For now, I am enjoying my very handy travel size (see photographed above with one of my most worn day lipsticks) of sweet almond oil and will continue to do so until the last drop.
what: 100% pure organic oil cold pressed sweet almond oil (carrier)
where: ebay, amazon or directly on the website.
name of ebay seller: naissanceuk.
how much: £3.29 for 50ml
disclosure: bought myself
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