Glowing Skin- an easy recipe for Facial Cleansing Oil

Oil Cleanser

Facial cleansing oil is a deep but gentle cleansing method that gives your skin a clean, glowing and fresh look.
There are many methods to clean the skin. The oil cleansing is an easy, relaxing aromatherapy treatment that you can make yourself  at home.
On this post, I will show you how to prepare aromatherapy facial oil cleanser with antibacterial essential oils.

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What is it?

Oil cleansing is a method to deep clean the skin, remove makeup, impurities, dead skin cells and excess oil buildups on the skin.

Yet it is gentle and it doesn’t dry the skin.

How the Oil Cleansing Method works?

Oil cleansing  is based upon the principle of like-dissolves-like. 

The oil used to cleanse the skin dissolves the excess oil and buildups on the skin.

Many of the environmental impurities and cosmetic products are not water-soluble.

Washing the skin with pure water would not be sufficient to remove them.

The types of oils you can use for this method

Different oils and essential oils are suitable for different skin types.

One of the most gentle oils to use in this system is almond oil.

For normal to dry skin use-
Olive oil, Sunflower oil, Sweet Almond oil, Jojoba oil.

Oily skin– I recommended adding an astringent oil to the blend.
Astringent oils can cause the skin feeling a bit dry.

Astringent oils are suitable for combination and oily skin.
They will often shrink the appearance of pores by temporarily constricting the epidermis.

For oily skin – optional astringent oils that can help to normalize the
sebum production.
BASE OILS: Argan oil, Castor oil, Grapeseed oil and Hazelnut oil.
ESSENTIAL OILS: Cypress, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary and Citrus oils.

Glowing Skin Cleansing Oil

Tea tree oil may help to soothe and relieve painful and irritated skin, reduce redness and swelling.
Lavender may help in reducing acne scars and breakouts.

Lavender fragrance is also helpful to relax the mind.

Sunflower oil and Olive oil are nursing and gentle for healthy skin.
I recommend doing this cleansing treatment 2-3 times a week at night time.



  • 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.


  1. Mix all the ingredients in an oil blending bottle or a bowl.
  2. Applying the cleansing oil blend by gently massage into your face (avoid the eyes) for a minute, mainly focusing on those areas with clogged pores.
  3. 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 and enjoy the essential oils aroma. 

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