So, fast forward to now. Or, a couple years ago, really. I wanted to moisturize my skin but wasn't really interested in putting a bunch of products made in labs with a bunch of chemicals I could barely pronounce on my skin. I looked into more natural alternatives to make my skin happy and started using a bit of olive oil as moisturizer (because I already had it in my kitchen). I also discovered the oil cleansing method, and decided to try doing that. For a longer explanation of OCM, click here, but the basic concept is, you massage your oil into your face, soak a clean washcloth in warm-hot water, and then cover your face with it. Allow it to stay until it cools, wipe the oil gently away and rinse the washcloth well in hot, running water. You repeat this two or three more times. I'm usually too lazy to do the full oil cleansing method, but when I do, my skin is super happy. I sometimes do a quick version of the oil cleansing method when I'm in the shower and it's all steamy. I currently use Avocado oil mixed with Castor oil for my OCM oil.
Because my skin is super dry after I get out of a shower, I usually just put my Avocado oil on my face as a moisturizer without doing the whole OCM. For the rest of my body, I moisturize with lavender infused olive oil (you can find a tutorial for that here). My skin loves it. I also have some Burt's Bees body lotion that I use sometimes too when I'm not feeling like slathering myself up with olive oil. I find that the olive oil really isn't all that oily because my skin does soak it up, but it's easier to apply lotion than oil, so I switch between the two depending on my mood that day.