Homemade Oil-Based Facial Cleanser

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

I may be an adult but I still experience break-outs. So to keep the acne and oil in check, I cleanse my face twice a day with a homemade oil-based facial cleanser.

Cleansing the face with oil is not new. I’ve been following this method for years and so have others. The oils in the cleanser can also be taken internally. I like to add a few drops of my favorite essential oils to give the remedy a little kick. This is what I do.

Glass Bottle – This is a about 4oz. I always use glass bottles or jars when making my homemade stuff because all of the goodness from the ingredients last longer in glass than plastic.

Castor Oil- I fill about half of the jar with Castor Oil. This oil cleanses and heals the skin.

Grapeseed Oil- Then I add a little Grapeseed Oil. This is another light cleansing oil.

Hazelnut Oil- I try to equal the amounts of Hazelnut and Grapeseed Oils. This oil fights oily skin and acne.

Lavender Essential Oil- Another acne fighting ingredient. I added 1 drop.

Tea Tree Essential Oil - Tea Tree cleans, heals and prevents acne. Plus it keeps oily skin under control. One drop was included in the mixture.

Frankincense Essential Oil – Used for anti-aging purposes. One drop was put into the cleanser.

Myrrh Essential Oil – Anti-aging. I used just 1 drop.

I like to shake the bottle.

Done.

How to use the facial cleanser:

First I take off my make-up using my homemade lavender oil (excellent for controlling acne) with a hot wash cloth. The temperature of the heat is as hot as I can stand it.

  • Pump 2 or 3 squirts in the palm of my hand.
  • Warm up the oil by rubbing my hands together.
  • Apply the oil onto my face and massage it in. This lifts the dirt and oil.
  • I then use a hot face cloth and wipe away the oil.
  • I may repeat the cleansing steps at least 2 or 3 times.
  • Splash cold water on my face to close the pores.
  • I like it when my face squeaks.
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