Oil cleanser or oil cleansing method is excellent for deep cleansing of the skin, removing build-up, keep the skin’s natural pH balance, and prevents it from having an oil production overload.
On this post, I will show you how to prepare a natural and easy DIY facial oil cleanser with naturally antibacterial essential oils that are highly beneficial for glowing, healthy.
Oil cleansing based upon the principle of like-dissolves-like, the oil used to cleanse the skin dissolves the excess oil and build-ups on the skin.
Many of the environmental impurities and cosmetic products are not water-soluble and so washing the skin with pure water would not be sufficient to remove them.
for normal to dry skin use Olive oil, Sunflower oil, Sweet Almond oil, Jojoba oil.
If you have oily skin, I recommended adding astringent oil to the blend.
Astringent oils can be a bit drying to the skin.
They are suitable for combination and oily skin.
They will often shrink the appearance of pores by temporarily constricting the epidermis.
Astringent oils options:
BASE OILS: Argan oil, Castor oil, Grapeseed oil and Hazelnut oil.
ESSENTIAL OILS: Cypress, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary and Citrus oils.
DIY RECIPE Cleansing Oil
- Tea tree oil helps to soothe and relieve painful and irritated skin, reduce redness and swelling.
- Lavender reduces acne and slows ageing.
- Sunflower oil and Olive oil are nursing and gentle for healthy skin.
Related Products that I recommend for this facial:
I recommend this cleansing method as a deep cleansing for 2-3 times a week at night time.
OIL CLEANSING METHOD DIY
- 2 tbsp olive oil Extra virgin, Organic
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil Cold-pressed, Organic
- 2 drops tea tree essential oil Organic
- 2 drops lavender essential oil Organic
Mix all the ingredients in an oil blending bottle or a bowl.
Applying the cleansing oil blend by gently massage into your face for a minute, mainly focusing on those areas with clogged pores.
Wet a washcloth with hot water, gently wipe your skin.
Leave the cloth to cover your face for a few seconds, trap the moisture and heat, let the essential oils to be absorbed.