I also am going to try this out: The Oil Cleansing Method - which I found on yonderwayfarm.com . Basically, you stop washing your face with soap or cleansing products and you use oil. Yep, you heard right...oil! So, I bought some sunflower oil and castor oil and I have jojoba on the way. I will also be putting the orange essential oil in this mixture. I want to get some tea tree, lemon and peppermint essential oils eventually, but all in good time.
I have plans to make my own conditioner, lotion and chapstick, too, but I need to order some beeswax, which I will also get off of amazon.com. :) Oh and I will be making my own cleaners soon, too. After I looked into couponing and couldn't find ANY for the "green" products with which I use to clean, I decided that I can make my own much more cost effectively and I KNOW what is in them! Plus, I'll get to use my castile soap and essential oils in addition to ingredients I already have anyway. See? MULTIPURPOSE! That's the way, uh-huh, uh-huh, I like it! Plus, if you take the time to add up how much money you spend on cleaners and such, then take a look at what you would spend on the ingredients to make your own, its pretty astounding!
Oh, and did you know you can make your own "mineral" foundation out of corn starch and cinnamon? I might try it out to see if it truly works, though I never wear foundation. Oh, the things you run across in research!