The Oil Cleansing Method

The Oil Cleansing Method, or OCM in common parlance is an ancient method of cleansing, using oil to lift dirt and grime from the skin. Essentially, it is based on the theory that like attracts like.

The beauty of OCM is that it removes everything from sunscreen to waterproof makeup, leaving skin silky soft and moisturised. It also reduces the appearance of open pores, softens fine lines, and cuts down on the need for a host of other products, including night creams, serums, eye-makeup-remover and for some, daily moisturisers.

The idea is that OCM works because it does not strip the skin of its natural oils, like harsh chemicals do, therefore it is believed to cut down on the overproduction of sebum that can cause clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, spots, acne, cystic acne (when the trapped bacteria have a wild orgy and multiply beneath the skin) and even help with rosacea.

All in all, OCM is a miracle cure, ergo its cult status.

Okay, you want to jump on the OCM bandwagon, its easy, but please be prepared for some trial and error.

Broadly speaking Castor Oil is commonly used, although there are those that are fundamentally opposed to the use of ricin because it is a toxin, even though all undesirable traces are removed during processing Castor Oil still gets bad press. The decision is personal, but bear in mind that it is a drying oil and must be diluted, as such Castor Oil works well on oily skin types.

For Oily Skin use 30% Castor Oil to 70% blend of Argan, Apricot Kernel Oil, Borage, Calendula, Camphor, Emu, Hemp Seed Oil, Jojoba, Neem, Rosehip, Sea Buckthorn, Safflower (Thistle) Oil, Tamanu, Watermelon Seed Oil, small drop of Vitamin E Oil.

For Normal Skin use 20% Castor Oil to 80% blend Argan, Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Hazelnut, Jojoba, Sunflower (cold-pressed not from the food isle) small drop of Vitamin E Oil.

For Dry Skin use 10% Castor Oil to 90% blend Avocado Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil), Jojoba, Peach Kernel Oil, Rosehip, Sesame Oil, Sunflower (cold-pressed not from the food isle), Vitamin E Oil.

Castor Oil can be replaced by Cherry Kernel Oil, Rice Bran Oil, and Sunflower Oil only for drier skin types, Coconut Oil is not recommended for those with oily acne-prone skins because it is currently rated at 4 on the Comedogenic Scale; meaning it is highly likely to cause comedones (spots).

Essential Oils can be added to your own blend of oil, but only in very tiny amounts. Do not put undiluted Essential Oils onto your skin. Use at two percent; 2ml Essential Oil into 98ml of carrier oil.

OC Method

Truth to tell, there’s more than one way, its pretty much down to personal preference. There is no right or wrong, but there are some do’s and don’t’s. (I’ll hold your hand; you’ll be grand).

1. Hot Face Flannel

Put a small dollop (up to 1/4 ml) of cleansing oil into the palm of your hand, rub together and massage into your face for up to three minutes.

There’s some discrepancy whether or not this should be done on damp skin, so lets leave it to you.

Soak a clean face flannel in steamy hot water, either from the tap or kettle, let it soak for a few minutes, squeeze out the face flannel as far as possible, take care not to burn your hands or face.

Place the hot washcloth flat on your face until it has cooled, repeat this process working your way up and down, until you have covered all of your face twice. Do not scrub, wipe only.

Also, if there’s some steam in the bathroom this may help to ease dirt from the pores, not that you’re dirty or anything. God forbid!

Some bloggers recommend a double cover for the face flannel, using a small clean hand towel. Again, your call, whatever works for you.

Keep the face flannels spotlessly clean, boil wash after each use in either a washing machine or sauce pan; avoid using a fabric conditioner. Soap nuts although natural, turn the water brown (mine did). Cleanliness is preferable to whiteness, in my books anyway.

The fabric of the face flannel/washcloth is again one of preference, availability versus budget, bamboo is really popular but cotton is good also.

Another feature of the Oil Cleansing Method, is breakouts.

Please be warned; if you have not already encountered pictures of bloggers covered in acne and pimples due to experimentation with the OCM, they are numerous. Although Coconut Oil seems to be one of the main culprits, the oil cleansing method can trigger acne in anybody, young or old.

Face masks can help dry out pimples, anything from Zinc Oxide (non-nanoparticles) white or green clay, bound together with Sea Buckthorn Oil, Deep Sea Mud, Royal Jelly, Raw Honey, Oats, Rosemary to raw eggs may help. Professionals maintain that harsh scrubs make matters worse.

Research the properties of the oils used in OCM before embarking on a new routine. Consider introducing your new routine very slowly, it is also advisable not to cleanse with oils twice a day, every day.

2. The Double Cleanse | OCM with Water
This method seems to be more popular in Asia where the OCM has been popular for a very long time.

In the East, Rice Bran Oil is favoured over Castor Oil. Put a few drops of oil into the palm of your hand, mix with a few drops of water, rubbed together it will emulsify, message into face for a minute or so and then remove by splashing water over the face. This is followed by a cleansing lotion or cream and known as the double cleanse.

3. The Cotton Wool Ball Method

As above, put some oil into the palm of your hand, rub together and massage into your face for up to three minutes.

Put the cotton wool ball or pad into hot water and massage off the oil using small circular movements.

For the purposes of hygiene, you could use a fresh pad or ball for each area of the face; e.g. chin, each cheek, nose and forehead.

For those with the desire to be fastidious, keep cleaning until the cotton wool remains white.

The cotton wool ball or pad works like a scouring pad, lifting dirt and dead skin cells with out resorting to a scrub. Great to clean our lines and wrinkles.

4. OCM Double Cleanse Makeup Removal

Using up to one quarter of a millilitre of oil in the palm of your hand, rub together to warm and then massage upwards into face and eyelashes for three minutes, give your face a bit of a work out whilst massaging the oil.

Dampen a clean cotton wool pad and remove eye makeup, including waterproof mascara. In the interest of hygiene, use a clean pad to remove all traces of foundation et cetera. Once you have removed the heavy duty muck, pat face dry with a tissue and reapply more oil, massage again for up to three minutes, then move on to the hot face flannel treatment as above. Make sure to remove all the excess oil, if there’s too much residual oil left this may result in blocked pores.

Tone skin afterwards by splashing very cold water, followed by either Lavender Hydrosol or Witch Hazel (on a damp cotton wool ball).

Leave skin to breath while you sleep, night cream shouldn’t be necessary.

Eye cream should be used every morning and evening of every week.

5. The OCM Shower

The Oil Cleansing Method generally seems to be done in the evenings, to take off makeup or just cleanse at the end of the day, but some people oil-up first thing then jump into the shower, then they rinse off the oil as suggested above with a hot face flannel.

The thing with OCM is that there are those that say once you get your skin really clean, you will only need to oil cleanse twice or three times a week, but this does not take into account that most of us wear makeup everyday!


All information and recipes provided herein are not designed to replace the advice of a fully qualified medical professional. Always research thoroughly, including talking with your GP and pharmacist before experimenting with make-it-yourself cosmetics and fragrances. Cosmetic ingredients can be hazardous and cause burning, scarring, blindness and irreparable damage including acne that can be nearly impossible to get rid of. Experiment at your own risk and ensure that you adhere to all safety guidelines; plastic gloves, safety googles, apron and proper footwear, never open toe sandals to list but a few of the safety precautions required.

Celtic Soothsayer

Glamour Witchcraft

Urban legend has it that back in 1770 British Parliament passed a law banning the ensnarement of a (poor, defenceless) man, by a wanton woman (scarlet harlot) through the use of cosmetics; especially lipstick and perfume; apparently classed as witchcraft. Its laughable, and quite, quite untrue . Still and all, an ‘alluring’ story line!

In the traditional sense, the word glamour refers to a magic spell, enchantment and illusion. Women are glamorous, they are enchanting, beauty is an illusion, and women still are depicted across society as devious and deceptive. Glamorous women are magic; therefore engaged in deception and sorcery, ergo women are witches; obvs!!!

According to legend, glamour spells are the domain of shape-shifting faery changelings, as ‘real’ faeries have to make themselves more appealing because they were culturally depicted as deformed and ugly! Let me think…does this remind you of anybody in our society? It seems that women cannot win, if a woman makes an effort she’s a witch, if she doesn’t bother, then she’s an ugly old crone!

Glamour, and therefore makeup is tied to witchcraft, because both faeries and witches are female assigned roles and socially maligned as ugly, duplicitous deviants with many evil enchantments at their disposal including red lipstick; when in fact health and beauty are realistically associated with natural cures, remedies, herbs, hydrotherapy, crystals, minerals, muds and clays. All of these subjects, and many more, are of interest to the free women and witches of the twenty-first century. Long live Liberty, Fraternity, Equality & Glamour, Blessed Be )O(

Let us not forget or make light of the torture and persecution that so many innocents endured during the middle ages when female nurses responsible for women’s health care needs, especially maternity and child birthing in the community where ruthlessly slaughtered, charged with witchcraft. Many of these women would have had a sufficient knowledge of herbs to know how to bring forth a miscarriage; as the field of medicine became more main stream (sorry that should probably read man stream) and began to be taught in universities to men only, women were ousted and the witch hunts went unchallenged for centuries.

The number of women killed during this time is unknown, but estimates run between forty thousand to one million women, these killings were carried out in the name of God, Jesus, Church and State. As control over women’s lives and bodies increased to a stranglehold, abortion was prohibited, women’s voices were silenced, they disappeared from public sight until the first waves of feminism rumbled in 1792 when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’ calling for women to be allowed third level education; she was classed as a radical feminist, the then British prime minister called her a hyena in petticoats. I don’t remember his name, but I do recall what he called Mary Wollstonecraft! Incidentally, Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to qualify as a doctor in 1849, after struggling to be accepted in a university.

Health and beauty have been important in women’s lives since Cleopatra’s era, she was known not only for her ritual baths of milk and honey, rosewater, clay masks, perfume oils and crystals that were all utilised in the daily quest for beauty, but also for her book ‘Cosmetics’ although it seems to have been more about hair loss than red lipstick (see, she too suffered from a bad reputation on the global stage. Ancient Egypt is probably the best known civilisation for its association with magic; it is the home of the first known grimoire ‘The Book of the Dead’.

Hydrotherapy for both men and women was popular in Roman times, but there does not appear to be any Roman Caesars associated with magic or witchcraft although some Popes were called out for practising magic.


M I Y Cosmetics & Fragrances

Make-it-yourself cosmetics and fragrances is an exploding market. Its probably fair to say that we’ve all grown up rummaging in the kitchen for an emergency remedy be it for sunburn, a face pack, exfoliant or whatever major problem has popped up! Also popular is baking soda and lemon juice for tooth whitening, although it is said by dentists to be a bit of a no no because its so abrasive; Crest strips are supposed to be on the money! Not that I have tried them. A personal favourite is a face and hair treatment using an egg, honey, rosemary and salt; don’t be tempted to rinse the egg pack out of your hair with hot water unless you are trying to achieve a scrambled egg head!!! It will however leave skin soft, clean and mildly exfoliated, and hair will be shiny with body, leave on about 10-15 minutes. Once dried, wash off face with cotton wool dipped in warm water move up from neck to forehead in circular movements. Pat dry and moisturise with normal moisturiser or use a Vitamin E capsule breaking it open carefully, spread contents all over face; taking care not to get face pack or creams into eyes.

Collecting kelp off the beach and drying it at home can work out well as an additive for baths, wraps, skin and hair care ingredients. Ground kelp is said to be wonderful in soap, but requires a heavy perfume to conceal its odour. Sea buckthorn oil is a fantastic ingredient and can be collected, ground in a food processor and drained through a filter (fine for home use) – it too is a tad harsh on the olfactory senses! Rose petals, rose hips, oakmoss, honeysuckle, lilac, the list is fairly lengthy, any number of wild Irish ingredients can be gathered from hedgerows and beaches, and processed at home.

For the kitchen operator; enfleurage is passed off as simple. All that is required is coconut oil, a clean glass dish, beautiful aromatic blooms, a weight to press them into the oil with and cling film to cover them with. Sounds so easy, over the summer, the lilac blossoms called to me, and I diligently collected them, placed them lovingly head down in oil, returned twenty-four hours later to smell my beautiful creation; it was all bitter and twisted like a drunken reject!

Oakmoss submerged in perfumers alcohol has resulted in some success, as it forms part of a fantasy fougère that is building up its own following, it has been gifted to volunteers; feedback has been positive with some likening it to a discontinued Paco Rabanne after shave. Then I discovered Timbersilk™ and Apricot Liquid these two ingredients are not crazy expensive but are delightful either separately, or combined and distributed into the blend!

Amateur perfumers and kitchen operators are prevented from selling their products under EU law Regulation 1229/2009 until their products have been registered on the Cosmetic Portal for a minimum of one month prior to being sold anywhere in the European Union. Many natural ingredients can have dire effects on our health. Two prime ingredients of a fougère are coumarin and oakmoss, both are known skin sensitisers, and are only permitted in fragrances in limited quantities. A fougère meaning fern-like must also contain bergamot, wood and lavender, and may well resemble a walk in a magical forest.

The amateur perfumers kit may be based on all natural products such as essential oils, absolutes, enfleurages, tinctures, and or aroma chemicals and or fragrance oils; some containers; including sprays and perfumer’s alcohol (ethanol or denatured alcohol). Jojoba oil is one of the basic oils for the perfumer/cosmetologist; its a great base for essential oils, and is just perfect for a perfume or body oil, and a wonderful addition to hair care products. Perfume is based on repetition, the number one asset is a formula record book or file box, a glass measuring jug and glass stirring rod. Write everything down, we learn from our mistakes, or just build up a formula over years of playing with the recipe.

A fragrance is broken down in terms of top notes, heart notes and base notes, a system established by G. W. Septimus Piesse in 1867 when he compared the aromas created by essential oils to musical keys, referred to as an odophone scale. It is generally accepted that the heart of the perfume should constitute 50% of the overall blend. The base (longest lasting) should account for 20% and the top notes (shortest lasting) 30% of the mixture although this can vary depending on the teacher. A great many recipes that are floating around the Internet and in books do not conform to this ‘rule’. A contributing factor in the context of natural ingredients might be that the price of the middle notes can be astronomical (£295 for 10ml of Boronia Absolute; although it sounds divine. If you have quit smoking, its the equivalent to just shy of thirty-four packets of cigarettes at current UK prices November 2016 or thirty-two packets of cigarettes at Irish prices).

As hobbies go, perfume is not cheap but it is very therapeutic, especially if you are looking for something to do with idle hands and check how your olfactory senses are progressing without nicotine. There are also numerous classes offered, none of which could be ‘classed’ as cheap. On a personal note, after much online research eventually I did sign up for a course, its a competitive market!!! To those of you that are starting out, do not be forced into spending hundreds of dollars/euros (between the kit, course and books, it cost me in the region of €600-800)! Based on my experience, self-taught is just perfect; Jo Malone started out in her kitchen, as have many others! Begin with some free reading material, buy one or two decent books, because the area of MIY cosmetics is such a hot topic, there’s a massive demand for information and this demand is currently being met by a few too many charlatans peddling complete thrash on auction sites and stupidly expensive courses.

Book suggestions for the novice perfumer: –

No. 1

Piesse, G. W. Septimus, (1857) The Art of Perfumery and Methods of Obtaining the Odours of Plants, Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston can be read for free online or bought from auction sites.

No. 2

Rimmel, Eugene, (1867) The Book of Perfumes, London: Chapman & Hall, 193 Piccadilly, can also be read free online.

No. 3

For those that have become hooked and want to have a reference book that includes such things as a drop to millilitre converter, accurate number to multiply perfume blend by to add correct quantity of diluent for perfume, EDP,  EDT, cologne, body lotion and outline of base, middle and top notes: –

Hornsey, Sally, (2011) Make Your own Perfume: How to Create your Own Fragrances to Suit Mood, Character and Lifestyle, Oxford: Spring Hill; she also sells ingredients for perfumers, courses, books and business consultancy found at

No. 4 for the serious perfumer:-

Arctander, Steffen, (1960) Perfume and Natural Materials of Natural Origin, Elizabeth NJ USA prices start at approximately $1,831.33 for a hard copy of this book but can be read for free online. A must-have for the professional perfumer.

No. 5

Steffen Arctander, (1969) Perfume and Flavour Chemicals (Aroma Chemicals) – 2 Vols, Montclair, NJ USA currently out of print but link to a second hand one on Amazon. Online PDF.

One of my favourite online retailers of beautiful ingredients for artisan perfumers is based in the UK and Australia.

Perfume making supplies in Ireland: –

Bomar Aromatherapy in Wicklow carry some fantastic stock from essential oils, absolutes, perfumer’s alcohol, emulsifying wax, oils, sodium and potassium hydroxide for soap making, candle wax, wicks and containers

EU Regulation




The abortion debate has raged in this country for an eternity, truthfully its been monotonous; same ol’, same ol’ recycled claptrap justifying nefarious cruelty! When one side monopolises the supremacy of knowledge brandishing their particular value-set as the only truth in town, the shutters come down and many of us in opposition curtail our conversation to the private sphere of the alienated minority. Yelling from the comfort of our sofas for the torch-bearing Amazons that throughout our dark days as downtrodden Irish women fought just to access basic contraception. Let us not forget that rape in marriage was legal in Ireland for most of the twentieth century, only making it to the Statute Books in 1990! So there is now a very welcome, and long over-due new wave of hope and enthusiasm brought to the abortion debate in Ireland by the Repeal movement!

As one of the silenced minority, our opinions and feelings have been trashed in favour of the state owned female body! Objectors were bible bashed, feminists and witches martyred on the pyre of Christian ideology. Through the years there has been an array of heartbreaking stories in the press; personally I remember that dull day back in January 1984 when the death of Ann Lovett hit the press. In public people talked, they said ‘oh wasn’t it shocking, shur the poor thing, God love her, but wasn’t it of her own doing’? Privately, people whispered ‘only in Holy Catholic Ireland, its the tip of the iceberg’, we had no idea of the revelations to come; and that the iceberg was bigger than the one that sank the Titanic. By 2012 only in Holy Catholic Ireland had become an integral part of everyday parlance, no longer are we even vaguely embarrassed to say it. Sadly, the heartache and devastation continued with the unnecessary loss of Savita Halappanavar. The world was shocked by our archaic reproductive health care. Ooops we did it again in 2014 when a young suicidal rape victim came running to us for help, we helped her by forcing her into a Caesarean section sanctioned by the HSE; they then took the child into care. The sad, sad tragedy of the grotesque experiment carried out on the poor pregnant woman kept on life support in the hope of delivering a live baby against the wishes of the family. The list of horror stories is never ending and then we learn of the harrowing experiences of the survivors of Symphysiotomy.

All of these personal accounts share one key concept at their core, consent. This weeks headline centred on heartbroken Siobhan Whelan. In 2014 she gave birth to her son in Cavan General, although Siobhan specifically asked not to have her water’s broken the doctor carried on against her wishes. The medical professionals continued to ignore Mrs Whelan’s requests when she asked to be given a c-section that had to be carried out later. The Whelan family tragically lost their baby son after only seventeen hours of life.

As a way of understanding why consent is violated in Ireland on so many fronts, there is another perspective to the abortion debate that seems for the most part to have been ignored and that is fertility rates and population growth. In order to sustain our population the nation needs to run at sub-replacement fertility rates of 2.05 and that requires each woman to reproduce two children and .05 adjustment to account for the mortality rate! In 1994 the TFR (Total Fertility Rates) in Ireland fell to its lowest rate of 1.85 and last year (2015) reached the dizzying heights of 1.91, its all a far cry from 1964 when Irish fertility rates were running at 4.07 obviously there are many contributing factors.

Access to contraception impacts directly on total fertility rates since the contraceptive pill hit the US market in 1960, UK in 1961, and abortion became legal in the UK in 1967 there is a decline in fertility rates. The UK peaked in 1964 too, when fertility rates were running at 2.95 last year their fertility rates dropped to 1.82 less than Ireland in 2015. According to Lesthaeghe & van de Kaa (1986) they identify a theory in line with trend referred to as second demographic transition (SDT) saying that late marriage and parenthood, material aspirations, education, contraception, and a new ‘higher-order’ of ideals such as freedom, autonomy and ‘self-actuation’ contribute to a new fertility regime. In Ireland, we’re on a slower trajectory with an outright ban on all contraception enforced in 1935 leaving Irish women barefoot, pregnant and tied to the kitchen sink shouting for our ground-breaking sisters boarding the contraceptive train while Senator Mary Robinson was denied a hearing on the issue of contraception in 1971!

Governments take their population very seriously and ergo their fertility rates, ergo the uterus’s of the land, and actively seek to avoid things such as the low fertility trap! According to Lesthaegher & Permanyer (2014) ‘continued low fertility can be viewed as one of the consequences of Europe’s weakening position in international markets’ based on Blossfeld et al hypothesis of ‘Globalization’! Its easy to comprehend that in a global world, where power is directly related to fertility rates and population replacement a necessity, we can easily see how women struggle to keep the state apparatus out of our uterus’s, why governments feel at liberty to introduce abortion bans, and support the Prolife argument. Welcome to Uterusopia, the servitude of the uterus.

In fairness, there is never a solitary, perfect, noble and honourable truth, there is only reality, and that’s messy! As such, we should allow one another to live according to the conscience of the individual. It can hardly be considered ethical to control body and soul of another human being, on any grounds.



A note to commentators, opinions are welcome; in my experience many people that disagree with my viewpoint do not bother to read properly and post silly comments. With respect; insults, disinformation and spam will not be entertained!

New Day


Today, the stormy weather conditions remind us that autumn has arrived, as the ancient cycle of seasons is believed to be representative of life perhaps explains the inspiration for a significant shift in direction. Did you ever have one of those days when you literally wake-up, and its all change from here on!

This has happened many times in my life, and has lead to anything from getting married, having a child, going back to university, quitting smoking, joining a gym; it a life changing day!

Years ago, on the Opera Winfrey show, a guest told the audience that, despite being the lowest paid there that day, he had more savings than the other higher paid interviewees because, he always paid himself first. In other words, he saved a small amount of money every pay day. He and his wife were also into couponing, a phenomenon that at the time we did not have on this side of the Atlantic. Although its more than twenty years ago since that show was aired, the principle has remained in my consciousness.

Every single cent that we spend or save is important, in Ireland when you buy a lottery ticket a portion of the profits are given to deserving causes. The same is true in the United Kingdom where the lottery have greatly assisted the GB Olympic team. Interestingly, they also donate to a food bank, so do not berate yourself for ‘wasting’ money on the lottery, if you have ever bought a ticket and lost.

We need to recognise that balance is important; spend a small sum of money and save a few Euros every week. It is a little bit too easy to spend €12 on the six panel Euromillions ticket; I did last night and won zero as usual. The current formula, obviously needs a period of readjustment, ergo, analysis is suspended for a few draws.

You know the day when you’ve got to do the maths on your bank account for the month, mine was this morning, might explain the change in direction also. Having spent €12 last night, to no avail, for fun I just worked out a €12 stake, twice a week over one year = €1,248.00; total over ten years €12,480.00 whereas a €2.00 stake in every draw over one year totals €208.00!

If you wanted to save €1.00 everyday of your working live towards your future, over forty five years, you would have accumulated €16,380 or if you could scrape together €3.00 everyday for forty five years you’d have just shy of €50K (€49,140) its worth thinking about.

As a life long smoker and drinker we calculated that over the years had I saved every single cent it would total the cost of a really decent size house! Approximately €250K!

Its never too late to wake up to the benefits of doing the maths!


Euromillions analysis Game 929


The winning numbers for the last draw were: –

L. Stars: – 4, 9; M. Balls: – 2, 26, 34, 37, 46


Lucky Stars: –

4 warm sequence of 5 (game 927)

8 cool sequence of 7 (game 926)


Main Balls: –

2 hot repeater and pure matching last number of 12 (game 927)

26 warm pure matching last number of 36 drawn last game

34 cold crossover; reverse of 43 & matching last  number of 44 (game 927), sequence of 35 (game 926)

367 hot pure sequence from 36 in the last game

46 warm crossover; matching last number of 36 in the last game (929) sequence of 45 (game 928)

The unique formula worked out better missing out on the cold ball completely but the rest was in range.

The set formula yielded zero

This evening it is possible that up to four hot balls could be drawn but three is a distinct possibility.

One over due number 22* or  47*

Balance made up by warm balls


Euromillions Analysis of Game 928


This week further testing will be conducted; primarily to see if it is more beneficial to prepare a unique formula for every game or to calculate an optimal set formula. Just to remind you again that the unique formula for game 928 was: –

Two hot, one warm, one cold and one overdue.

Include in the mix one to two matching last numbers, one to two sequential numbers and an exclusion.

The winning numbers for game 928 were: –

Lucky Stars: – 2, 11; Main Balls: – 2, 15*, 28, 36, 50

Analysis of Game: –

Lucky Stars: – 2 is a hot ball; 11 is a sequence of 10

Main Balls: –

2 hot ball matching last number of 12 (last game)

15* over due, crossover that is a matching last number of 45 (last game) and a sequence from 16 (game 926)

28 warm, crossover that is a sequence number of 27 (game 925) and a matching last number of both 8 & 38 (game 925)

36 warm, crossover that is a sequence number of both 35 & 37 (game 926) and a matching last number  of both 16 (game 926) and 46 (game 925)

50 warm exclusion number from game 924


Examination of the effectiveness of the formula (main balls only)

Exclusion predicted, one drawn (50)

One over due predicted, one drawn (15*)

Two hot balls, one hot ball drawn (2)

One cold predicted, none drawn

One warm predicted, three drawn (28, 36, 50)

One to two matching last numbers and one to two sequential numbers became slightly complicated by the presence of three crossover balls.


Creating an Optimal Set Formula

As of game 926 the highest number to appear in Column One is 38; lowest obviously 1

There is a 7.1% chance of the number drawn in Column One being over 20; a 68% chance of the number being less than 10.

Based on the same parameters as above (game 926) the lowest number in Column Two is 2 and the highest 44 (game 716). There is a 21% chance of the number drawn amounting to less than 10 in Column Two, a 32% of that number being above 20, and a 43% chance of that number being between 10 – 20 inclusive.

Only in 43 games out of a total of 926 games was the number in Column Three less than 10 (5% chance), there is a 27% chance of the number coming in at less than 20, a 42% of the number in Column Three being drawn between 20- 30 inclusive, and a 26% chance of the number in the centre panel being over 30. Lowest number in the centre 6 and the highest 47 (game 778).

Forth Column lowest number 10 and highest 49; there is a 7% chance of the number in this column being between 10 – 20 inclusive, 21% between 20 – 30 exclusive, 44% ranging between 30 – 40 inclusive and 28% falling in the 40 – 50 inclusive bracket.

The last Column, number five, the lowest number recorded in this panel is 16 (game 823) and a 73% chance of the number drawn in this panel being 40 – 50 inclusive!

The greatest swing in movement of numbers between panels appears to have occurred in 2015. Please allow some leeway for human error; I sifted through the hand written records of all 926 draws, counted and calculated!


Test Template for Optimal Set Formula

In the creation of a formula template the first column should always be between 1 – 10 (68%), second column 10 – 20 (43%) & over 20 (32%), the centre column is trickier to call but at 42% likelihood of a number drawn between 20 – 30 inclusive; is a reasonable risk, the fourth column is at a 44% chance of the number ranging between 30 – 40, and lastly an easy call there is a 73% of that number being drawn between 40 – 50. So for simplicity sake: –

Column One 1 – 10

Column Two 10 – 20

Column Three 20 – 30

Column Four 30 -40

Column Five 40 -50

Traffic Lights set formula: –

One Over Due (second column 10 – 20, one crossover from the last game)

One Cold, (fourth panel 30 – 40, one exclusion number, influenced from the 4th line, first line of the warm zone, can be a crossover, sequence or matching last number)

One cool, (first column, 1 – 10; one sequence from the last game in the hot zone)

One warm, (fifth column 40 – 50, sequence number generated in the last game)

One hot (centre panel 20 – 30, one crossover from last game in the hot zone)


Number Selection Process

Based on the last draw game 928 main balls: –

Hot: – 2, 12, 15, 16, 19, 24, 28, 35, 36, 37, 43, 44, 45, 50 (x 14)

Warm: – 1, 3, 8, 10, 13, 21, 26, 27, 38, 40, 46, 49 (x 12)

Cool: – 7, 11, 14, 33, 41 (x 5)

Cold: – 4*, 5, 6*, 9*, 17, 18, 20*, 22*, 23*, 25*, 29, 30*, 31*, 32, 34, 39, 42, 47*, 48 (x 19)


Crossovers: – 16, 35 both hot balls (game 928)

Pure Sequence: –

Hot: – 37

Warm: – 1, 3, 27, 49

Cool: – 14

Cold & Over Due: – 29

Pure matching lasts: –

Hot: – 2, 12, 15, 28, 36, 45, 50

Warm: – 8, 10, 26, 38, 40, 46

Cool: –

Cold Over Due: – 5*, 6*, 18, 20*, 22*, 25*, 30*, 32, 42, 48


Crossovers last three games: –

Hot: – 15, 16, 35, 36, 37, 44, 45,

Warm: – 13, 27, 38, 46, 49

Cool: – 11, 14

Cold & Over Due: – 18, 20*, 23*, 25*, 29, 34, 42,

Pure Sequence over last three games: –

Warm: – 1

Pure matching last numbers: –

Hot: –

Warm: – 8, 10, 26, 40

Cool: – 7, 33

Cold & Over Due: – 4*, 5, 6*, 9*, 17, 22*, 30, 32, 39, 47*

Exclusions, 21 (warm), 31*, 41 (cool, will go cold next game, if not selected)


Unique Formula for Game 929

Two to three hot balls,

Two to three warm balls

No Cool,

No cold or over due,

One or two sequence numbers from last game, at least one to be hot,

One crossover, could at a push stretch to a cool number e.g. 11 or 14 despite noting above no cool balls! Warm ball 13 & 49 look good!

One pure matching last number generated over three games that’s a choice of fifteen numbers!

One pure sequence from last three games can only be number 1

Lucky stars two hot balls: – 10 & 11

Main Balls: – 1, 16, 21, 37, 49


Template Test for Optimal Set Formula

First point of note is that criteria for this formula in relation to this game cannot actually be filled across all panels.

1st column cool sequence, number between 1 – 10

closest 11 0r 14

2nd column overdue crossover from last game between 10 – 20

closest crossover from last game in range is hot ball 16, or

20* over due crossover derived from last three games

3rd column – centre panel hot ball between 20 – 30

24 or 28

4th panel one cold exclusion between 30 -40

can only be 31

5th column warm sequence from last game


Main ball selection based on the set formula: –

11, 16, 24, 31, 49

14, 16, 24, 31, 49

11, 20*, 24, 31, 49

14, 20*, 24, 31, 49

11, 16, 28, 31, 49

14, 16, 28, 31, 49

11, 20*, 28, 31, 49

14, 20*, 28, 31, 49

Stake for test would be €16 findings based on next draw!

Select one hot and one cool lucky star

Stars: –

Hot: – 2, 5, 7, 10, 11

Warm: – 4 & 6

Cool: – 1, 3, 8, 9

Example 1 & 7


There’s a significant quantity of material in this article; there’s a strong possibility it could wreck your head, so you might be better off with a quick pick!


Euromillions Analysis of Game 927


The Euromillions computer has lost its rhythm; I know in reality, it’s me that cannot keep up! This week we have performed several tests, spent €32 only to win back €4 despite feeding in three correct numbers in one test and all the correct numbers in another test; it still was not good enough!

Test 1

Using a well known wheeling programme (the free version; perhaps it should be renamed ‘free-wheeling’), twenty five numbers (derived from the traffic lights method) were fed into their system including three numbers picked in last nights draw, these were: – 12, 43, 44 set out over twelve lines that would have cost €24 had these tickets been bought. The result yielded a big fat zero. So essentially it was a good outcome as no tickets were actually purchased however, wheeling as a method of playing any lottery appears to take a large cash outlay; €24 (that’ll put a dent in most pockets) with no pay back, in this instance.

Test 2

A player selected one dozen panels with all fifty numbers using a personally designed spread sheet system that normally produces reasonable results. The player purchased the tickets and won €4 with 19 & 45 on the first line!

Test 3

Using the traffic lights system four panels were purchased in last nights draw, the ‘plus’ draw was not entered, although no money was won the numbers selected included 12, 44 and lucky star 5 unfortunately, they were not all keeping each other company on the same line! In my defence, there was a triple sequence, and although it did cross my mind that such an event was due, I’d have selected 28, 29, 30 so there you go! Lesson learned keep the stake small and play your own unique formula.

Game 927 illustrates the level of challenge to pull out just €4.00. The tests in relation to this game alone also demonstrate that lobbing out large sums of money on spread sheets and wheeling are unlikely to payout – our total test 28 panels and would have cost €56 to win €4; out of pocket €52! In conclusion, test your system, stick to your formula, buy one line and although statistically the greater number of tickets in the draw the higher the chance of winning is, does not appear to be working, but at this time I am unable to provide a rational explanation between theory and practice. Maybe the stake money should be into the thousands and best suit syndicates!

Breakdown of game 927

Lucky Stars: – 5 & 10; Main Balls: – 12, 19, 43, 44, 45

5 is a sequential from 6 (game 925)

10 is a sequential of 11 (game 923, warm zone)

Main Balls

12 is one half of 24 (last game), a matching last number of 2 (game 925)  and a reverse of 21 (game 924)

19 hot ball from the last game

43 one of two exclusion numbers

44 a matching last number of 24 in the last game, a number frequently associated with 16

45 a matching last number of 35 in the last game

Sequential numbers Lucky Stars: – 4-6, 9-11; Main balls: – (11)-(13), 18-20, (42)-(44), (43)-(45), (44)-46

2,           3,       4,       5,      9          1

12,      (13),   14,     15,   19,      (11)

22*,       23,    (24),   25,   29,      22*

32,       33,    (34),   35,   39,      33

(42),  (43),  (44),  (45),  49,     (44)

1/2’s doubles & Reverse: –

Lucky Stars: – (5)

Main Balls: – 21, (22), (24), 38, (34),

Crossovers: – 11, 13, 22, 24, 34, 42, 43, 44, 45 (last game only)

Pure sequential numbers: – 18, 20, 46 from (game 927 only)

Pure matching last numbers: – 1, 2, 3, 4*, 5, 9*, 14, 15*, 22*, 23, 25*, 29, 32, 33, 39, 49 (from the last game only)

Exclusions: – 10, 30, 31, 40, 41, 50 (last three games only)

Pure sequence numbers over last three games: – 1 (variable), 20,

Pure matching last numbers over the last three games only: – 4, 5, 6, 14, 22, 29, 32, 33, 48, 49

Crossovers: – 1 (variable), 3, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15*, 17, 18, 23, 25*, 26, 28, 34, 36, 39, 42, 47,

Lucky Stars

Hot: – 2, 5, 6, 7, 10

Warm: – 4, 9, 11

Cool: – 1, 3, 8

Cold: – 0

Main Balls

Hot: – 2, 8, 12, 16, 19, 24, 27, 35, 37, 38, 43, 44, 45, 46 (x 14)

Warm: – 1, 3, 7, 10, 13, 21, 26, 40, 49, 50 (x 10)

Cool: – 11, 14, 18, 28, 33, 36, 41 (x 7)

Cold & Over due: – 4*, 5, 6*, 9*, 15*, 17, 20*, 22*, 23, 25, 29, 30*, 31, 32, 34, 39, 42, 47*, 48 (x 19)

Unique formula for game 928

Two hot, one warm, one cold and one overdue.

Include in the mix one to two matching last numbers, one to two sequential numbers and an exclusion; it only costs €0.285 per number selected, and it might change your world!


Euromillions Analysis Game 926


Game 926 5th August 2016 Winning Numbers

Lucky Stars: – 2 – 7; Main balls: – 16*, 19, 24, 35, 37

Lucky Stars: – 2 Repeater Hot ball

7 Cold sequence from 6 last game

Main Balls: –

16* Over Due matching last number of 46* last game

19 Warm half of 38 last game and matching last number of 49 from game 923

24 Warm exclusion from game 922

35 Cold matching last number of 45 from game 923

37 Warm Crossover of 27 & 38 last game

Winning Numbers: – 2,  7; – 16*,  19,  24,  35,  37

Sequential Numbers: – 1-3, 6-8; 15*-17, 18-20*, 23-25*, 34-36, 36-38

Matching Last Numbers Main Balls Only: –

4,       5,      6,     7,     9,

14,    15*,   16,    17,  19,

24,    25*,   26,   27,   29,

34,    35,     36,   37,   39

44,    45,     46,    47,   49

6, 12, 38, 42, 48 halves, doubles and reverse

Crossovers: – 15*, 17, 25*, 34, 36

Pure Sequences: – 18, 20*, 23,

Pure matching last numbers: – 4*, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14, 29, 39, 44, 45, 47, 49

Exclusions over last three games: – 13 & 43

Formula for next game one pure sequence & one pure matching last number

There’s a hot ball dilemma as no hot balls were drawn in the last game so confusion reigns supreme!?!

Pure matching last numbers over the last three games: –

4*, 5, 6*, 10, 11, 12, 14, 29, 30*, 31, 32, 33, 42, 44, 48

Crossovers: – 1, 7, 9, 15, 18, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 47, 49

Euromillions lottery Game Number 925 (2nd August 2016) Analysis


Last night the €15,000,000 Euromillions jackpot rolled over to the next draw on Friday 5th August 2016. The formula applied could have netted a lucky player a small prize due to the lack of any hot balls in the draw! However main balls 2 and 46* were in the mix, so too was lucky star 2 and as already noted this system is not designed to make you an overnight millionaire; it is just fun to get close or land on the right number for a small stake.

Game 925

Lucky stars: – 2, 6; Main Balls: – 2, 8, 27, 38, 46

Sequential Numbers Lucky Stars: – 1-3, 5-7;

Sequential Numbers Main Balls: – 1-3, 7-9*, 26-28, 37-39, 45-47*;

Matching Last Numbers in sequence Main Balls only: –

2, 12, 22, 32, 42

6*, 16*, 26, 36, 46

7, 17, 27, 37, 47*

8, 18, 28, 38, 48

Crossovers: – 7, 28, 37, 47* & hot ball 26

Pure sequences: – 1, 3, 9, 39, 45

Pure matching last numbers: – 6*, 7, 12, 16*,  17, 18, 22*, 32, 36, 42, 48

Across games 923, 924 & 925

Crossovers: – 1, 7, 9*, 11, 12, 20*, 22*, 25*, 28, 37, 39, 41, 44, 47*, 48, 50

Hot crossovers: – 1, 2, 3, 10, 26, 50

Pure sequences last 3 games: – 4*, 14,

Pure matching last numbers over the last 3 games: –

5, 6*, 15*, 16*, 17, 18, 19, 23, 29, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 42, 43,

Exclusions: –


Traffic Lights: –

Main Balls: –

Hot: – 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 13, 21, 26, 27, 38, 40, 45, 46, 49, 50 (x 15)

Warm: – 7, 11, 14, 19, 24, 28, 36, 37, (x 8)

Cool: –   12, 18, 29, 33, 41, 44, 48 (x 7)

Cold & Over Due: – 4*, 5, 6*, 9*, 15*, 16*, 17, 20*, 22*, 23, 25*, 30*, 31, 32, 34, 35, 39, 42, 43, 47* (x 20)

Lucky Stars: –

Hot: -2, 4, 6, 11

Warm: -1, 3, 5, 8, 9

Cool: – 10

Cold: – 7

Breakdown of game 925

Lucky stars: –

2 hot ball repeater ball

6 sequences of 5 (game 922)

Main Balls: –

2 warm sequential from 1 last game & leap frog of 3 (game 923)

8 cool sequential number arising from 7 (game 922)

27 cold sequential number arising from 26 last game

38 cool sequential number arising from 37 (game no 922)

46* over due number arising 26 last game and 37 (game 922)

Formula for game 926

As game 925 consisted of one over due, one cold, two cool and one warm ball, it might be reasonable to expect a minimum of one hot ball. Consider one hot number from below.

Hot balls sequential from last game: – 1, 3, 45

Crossover: – 26

There’s some interesting numbers that have moved to the warm zone, think about one.

Warm sequential: – 7

Crossover: – 28, 37

Not so sure about cold balls!

Cool sequence: – 12, 18, 48

Cold & Over Due sequences: – 9*, 39,

Last digits: – 6, 16*17, 22*, 32, 42,

Crossovers: – 47*

No harm to consider halves, doubles and reverse: – 4*, 16*, 19, 23 in addition numbers generated over the last three draws; there may be more last.

Recommend printing the analysis sheet if you want to work on it further and evolve your own formula. Its helpful to stick to the same formula and any success is winning.

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