homemade cleansing oil

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.


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12 Responses to homemade cleansing oil

  1. Tammy McGee says:

    wow this looks great! I have combination skin, do you think it would be ok for me?? does it make your skin super soft?? I bet it smells heavenly! xoxo have a great day sweet one!

  2. April Cole says:

    Oh my… this looks delightful! :]
    Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Wednesday!

  3. Andria says:

    I was wondering about comination skin, too. How satisfying to use a product on your face that YOU created!

  4. Aah, my face could use this.

  5. Angie says:

    How often do you recommend using this?

  6. Brilliant, I going to have to try this later!

  7. Michelle Ross says:

    Dumb question, for combination skin do I use the same ingredients just increasing the Castor Oil and Olive Oil?


  8. janine says:

    I have been looking for something natural to use on my face this sounds great I have rosatia (spelling?) red itchy dry patches and have to be very careful of drying soaps

  9. Laci says:

    Can I use this recipe for the body as well?

  10. Kitty says:

    Can this be Pinned to Pinterest?

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