I was looking back in my archives at when I started doing OCM ~oil cleansing method for my face. It was one year ago this month! I was given some awesome cleansing oil last may and decided to use the ingredient list and what I had learned about OCM to make my own. I’ve been using this recipe for the last 9 months and I love it. I’ve made some for my sister and she is patiently waiting for her next batch. I thought I’d share the recipe (makes 4 oz):
For Oily Skin:
2 tsp beeswax (optional)
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
1 tsp almond oil
1 tsp jojoba oil
2 tsp shea butter
4 tbsp castor oil
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
For Dry Skin: use 1 1/2 tbsp castor oil and 4 tbsp olive oil instead.
For Combination Skin: use equal parts castor oil and olive oil equaling 5-6 tablespoons.
Heat in small sauces pan over low heat or in microwave in bowl. I used my favorite little electric coffee warmer (I use it for other crafty stuff too). When everything is completely melted together, add your favorite essential oils and allow to cool. Here are the essential oils that I use:
3 drops geranium e.o
12 drops rose e.o.
8 drops lavender e.o
12 drops orange e.o
If you add the beeswax (I think cocoa butter would work too) it will firm it up just enough to keep it from dripping all over your bathroom sink when you use it (looks almost like lemon curd). If you don’t use the beeswax, put it in a squeeze bottle to dispense.
To use: Apply a small amount to dry skin & massage gently in circles. Massage for up to 5 minutes.Wet a cotton face cloth with warm-hot water, ring out water and drape over face to allow the steam to open your pores. When the cloth is cool gently wipe away the oils. Repeat 2-3 times more. End with a dab of this cleansing oil or your favorite moisturizer.