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Get Glowing Skin with the Oil Cleansing Method

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Are you tired of harsh chemical cleansers that leave your skin feeling stripped, irritated or dry? If so, it’s time to try the oil cleansing method for glowing skin. This gentle cleansing technique uses natural oils to dissolve dirt, makeup, and impurities, leaving your skin soft, smooth, and glowing.

Busting the Myth: Oil as a Skin Savior

We know — oil on your face?? Some people may cringe at the thought of cleaning with oil. Many beauty brands want us to believe that oil is our enemy and we should destroy all oiliness from our skin. Here’s the deal: oil attracts oil; meaning — oil is going to draw other oils and dirt into its orbit. When you use oil to cleanse your face you are essentially using it as a magnet to capture oil and dirt. So when you wipe off the cleansing oil — goodbye dirt and excess oil build-up that was on your face! Cool, huh?

The Power of Jojoba & Natural Sebum

The other great thing about the oil cleansing method is that oils like Jojoba mimic the natural sebum of your skin. Natural oils should not irritate your skin like certain chemicals you may find in store-bought products. After you finish cleansing with oil, not only will you be left with a subtle glow but the oil also creates a natural protectant for your skin.

So why not give the oil cleansing method a try? Your skin will thank you for it!

How to Perform the Oil Cleansing Method

Step 1: Choose your oils

For this cleansing recipe, you’ll need castor oil, jojoba oil, and your favorite essential oils. Castor oil is great for deep cleansing and removing impurities, while jojoba oil is moisturizing and nourishing for the skin. Essential oils can provide additional benefits such as calming or uplifting effects.

Step 2: Mix your oils

Mix together 1 tablespoon of castor oil and 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil in a small bottle. Add 3-4 drops of your chosen essential oils, such as lavender or tea tree oil, for added benefits.

Step 3: Massage the oil onto your face

Apply a small amount of the oil mixture onto your face, and massage gently for about a minute. The oil will dissolve and loosen dirt, makeup, and impurities, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple.

Step 4: Optional: Steam your face

To open up your pores and help the oil penetrate deeply into your skin, place a warm, damp washcloth over your face for a few minutes. This will also help to remove any excess oil and impurities.

Step 5: Rinse and pat dry

Rinse your face with warm water, and pat dry with a clean towel.

Step 6: Optional: Repeat as needed

If you need a deep cleanse or to remove make-up, Repeat step 3 & 5.

Your skin should feel soft, smooth, and hydrated. If you have been using store-bought products, give your skin a period to adjust to the new method.

Below is a recipe for cleansing oil that we use to daily on our faces. We create a batch of the oil and store it in a dark amber 8 ounce glass jar. The jar lasts a few months. In an another post, we explain the benefits of essential oils used in our DIY products.

Oil Cleansing for Balanced & Glowing Skin

Using the oil cleansing method regularly can help to balance your skin’s natural oils, improve skin texture and tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Give it a try and see the difference for yourself!

What do you think? Have you tried the oil cleansing method? Do you think oil cleansing creates glowing skin?

facial cleansing oil ingredients

Facial Cleansing Oil

The oil cleansing method uses natural oils to dissolve and remove dirt, makeup, and impurities from your skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and glowing. Unlike harsh cleansers that can damage your skin's natural barrier and cause dryness and irritation, the oil cleansing method nourishes and balances your skin's natural oils, improving its texture, tone, and overall health.
By using natural oils such as castor oil and jojoba oil, you can deeply cleanse your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. These oils are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that help to nourish, protect, and hydrate your skin, leaving it looking and feeling its best.
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Keyword: essential oils, natural skincare
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Ounces
Author: juiceofsevenlemons
Cost: $25


Carrier oils

Essential oils


Create oil blend in jar:

  • Gather all ingredients, including an 4 oz glass bottle and a scale
  • Add castor oil to the bottle
  • Add jojoba oil to the bottle
  • Carefully add drops of each essential oil to the bottle
  • Close the bottle and shake vigorously for 10-20 seconds
  • Repeat step 5 until it looks like the oils have incorporated

Use the oil to cleanse your face:

  • Use a dropper or pour a nickel to quarter size amount in the palm of your hand
  • Apply the oil mixture onto your face, and massage gently for about 30-60 seconds
  • (Optional steaming) To open up your pores and help the oil penetrate deeply into your skin, place a warm, damp washcloth over your face for a few minutes
  • Rinse your face with warm water, and pat dry with a clean towel (If you need a deep cleanse or to remove make-up, repeat the above steps)
  • Follow with the rest of your skin care routine (eg: toning and face serums)


This blend should last a few months if used daily
Use an amber glass bottle to lengthen the shelf life of your oils — amber glass protects against light and UV rays

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