The mixture: 2-to-1 (ish) Sweet Almond Oil to Castor Oil, 2 drops of Lavender essential oil.
The method: The standard "massage until I get tired of it" time, 1 time steaming/removing.
The verdict: The Lavender EO made the mixture feel a bit different on my skin going on. No "scrubby" removal of facial detritus. The Lavender EO also made the mixture smell great and perfect for a just-before-bed facial treatment. My face felt smooth and clean afterwards, but not itchy. This morning, it did seem like my facial irritation was less.