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Free Cleansing Oils Beauty Recipes

What Are Cleansing Oils? 

Cleansing Oil bottle

Chemistry tells us that like dissolves like. If we apply this basic principle to face cleansing, we find that the best way to dissolve and get rid of dirty oil is to replace it with clean oil that will nourish your skin.

The idea is to thoroughly wash your skin without stripping it of its naturally-produced oil. Your skin works hard to self-moisturize; if you take away its entire sebum supply, it will likely create more in excess, leading to clogged pores, blackheads, whiteheads and more. Cleansing oils are best used at night, when they can remove all the grime, dirt and leftover makeup from the day.

Each cleansing oil has different properties. Before you get started, find out what your skin type is; then, choose your oils accordingly. This will ensure you don’t disturb the natural balance of your skin.

The Oil Cleansing Method

1. Start with a few drops of your favourite cleansing oil, right in the palm of your hand. Apply all over your face by massaging the oil into your skin for at least two minutes, moving upwards. Let sit for at least 30 seconds. 

How-To Cleansing Oils 12. Next, turn on the faucet. Adjust the heat so the water is warm enough to soften the oil, but cool enough to comfortably apply to your skin.

How-To Cleansing Oils 23. Completely soak a clean washcloth in the warm water, then apply it gently to your face for up to 15 seconds. Gently and slowly, start wiping the oil off. Rinse and repeat until you’ve removed all the oil.

How-To Cleansing Oils 3

How To Customize Your Cleansing Oil

Cleansing Oil Ingredients

1. Adjust the strength of the cleansing agent

Castor oil is a humectant that will dissolve impurities and draw them out of your pores. It also attracts and retains moisture, so if you have naturally dry skin, make sure to use less castor oil (and to increase the specialized oil ratio accordingly).

2. Enrich with rare, specialised oils

Moringa oil has hydrating and detoxifying properties. It is traditionally used in Sudan to purify water, and has been shown to reduce bacterial counts.

Avocado oil is a luxurious moisturizer with antioxidant properties beneficial to dry and aging skin. Do you have oily skin? If you do, too much avocado oil may clog your pores, so make sure to use less (and to increase the moringa oil ratio accordingly).

3. Create an original fragrance using essential oils

Lemongrass essential oil has a fresh, lemony smell with a slightly earthy aroma. Its astringent properties help sterilize your pores and make it an effective cleanser for all skin types.

Tea Tree essential oil enjoys some serious antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory powers sure to benefit oily and acne-prone skin. However, bear in mind that it may be too harsh and drying on sensitive skin.

Peppermint essential oil is an antiseptic that stimulates blood circulation in a way that feels at first cooling and refreshing, then gently warming. Oregano essential oil is a powerful antioxidant. It also has antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal properties that can help you get rid of persistent pimples.

Many other Oleum Vera organic essential oils can be incorporated into your custom cleansing oil for an entirely original scent! Learn more by visiting our Essential Oil Shop page.

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