The very idea of making homemade facial cleanser using the oil cleansing method was interesting to me.
I just didn’t know where to start. I didn’t like the harshness of soaps, even homemade bars. When I found out about the oil cleansing method, I wasn’t sure about it. I mean, wash my already oily skin (that seems to forget that my teen years are long gone) with MORE oil?
I just couldn’t comprehend it. But, I had heard so many good things about the oil cleansing method, that I knew I had to try it. Make yourself a batch and see if you will love this all natural diy cleanser as much as I did!
The recipes are easy, and once you get started, you won’t want to stop trying different blends, especially during different seasons. I use more sunflower oil in the winter and less in the summer for example. All you need is
- Sunflower or olive oil (I used sunflower since that’s what was cheaper at the store)
- Castor oil
Here’s the ratios to try…
Remember to make this your own and adjust as needed. The castor oil will be more drying, and the sunflower more moisturizing.
- Oily Skin: Try a blend of 30% Castor Oil to 70% Sunflower Seed Oil.
- Balanced Skin: Try a blend of 20% Castor Oil to 80% Sunflower Seed Oil.
- Dry Skin: Try a blend of 10% Castor Oil to 90% Sunflower Seed Oil.
And me being ME, I added a few drops of peppermint essential oil as well.
All you do is take about a quarter sized bit of oil in your hand, and massage your face. It’ll remove makeup, dirt, and dead skin easily.
Then, you take a washcloth, wet it with hot water, and “steam” your face. Do this a couple of times, and then gently wipe your face to remove all excess oil. Don’t go to hard on your skin, you won’t need it! It’ll feel really good!
After about two weeks of use, I found that my “teenybopper” skin stopped rebelling, and breakouts are quite a bit less.
My skin is much softer, and I don’t have that icky, tight, dry feeling followed by the oil slick that would make Exxon jealous afterwards. My daughter loves it as well and her face is smooth, clean, and clear!
Heather’s homesteading journey started in 2006, with baby steps: first, she got a few raised beds, some chickens, and rabbits. Over the years, she amassed a wealth of homesteading knowledge, knowledge that you can find in the articles of this blog.