I started making my own skin care because I wanted to stop using chemicals on my skin. For most of my career in the skin care industry I used Dermalogica. I loved this line of skin care. They had beautifully smelling products with great results. They claimed to be “all natural” which was good enough for me. After doing research on all the harmful ingredients that are in skin care I started looking at the never ending ingredient list on the back of my beloved Dermalogica products. Propylene Glycol was listed near the top even in a simple toner. It was time to re-think what I was putting on my skin.
Having a background in skin care and working with some of the most exclusive skin care lines I realized that cleansers can come in many different varieties. When doing my own cleansers, I prefer to stick with oil cleansers. First of all, The Oil Cleansing Method has literally saved my skin and second, oil cleansers don’t need a preservative, don’t contain water and are much easier to make and better for your skin. This recipe is for oilier skin types.
Jojoba and Tamanu oils are the absolute best for oilier skin types. In fact, I love tamanu oil so much it merited it’s own post. Read that HERE. Jojoba is very similar to our own skin’s sebum so when used on the skin, our skin gets the message to stop over producing oil. Castor oil is the cleansing oil and very necessary in an oil cleanser.
I absolutely love the smell of lavender and melaleuca (tea tree) together. I think they are the best oils for blemished skin. They are both antibacterial, anti fungal, anti inflammatory and anti viral.
DIY Organic Oil Cleanser
- Using a quarter sized amount of oil cleanser, massage your face for at least 1 minute.
- Apply a very warm towel to your skin and let it sit on your skin until it cools.
- Repeat the warm towel 1-2 more times.
- Finish up with a toner and moisturizer.
I absolutely love using an oil cleanser. Believe it or not, it is one of the most effective yet gentle ways to cleanse your skin. So often a soap based cleanser will strip the skin of it’s natural oils prompting the skin to over produce oil. Out of balance skin is so often correcting when using an oil cleanser. The best bonus is that it thoroughly removes stubborn eye makeup all while nourishing the lashes!
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