DIY Rose Clay Oil Cleanser/Mask

DIY Rose Clay Oil Cleanser

I’m all about oil cleansing as most of you probably know.  I love experimenting with different oil cleansers so once I discovered the gentle, detoxing benefits of rose clay, I knew I had to incorporate it into a new oil cleanser.  This oil cleanser is geared more towards aging, dry skin types rather then THIS ONE for oily skin.  This recipe does not contain soap therefore, it does not dry your skin or mess with your pH.  It is very easy to make and since it contains clay, it can actually pull impurities out of your pores!  It also will remove eye makeup thoroughly.  Go HERE to read all about the amazing benefits of rose clay!

This recipe is truly a beauty balm.  Not only does it act as a cleanser, it can also be used as a mask.   It’s so creamy and nourishing but yet thoroughly cleansing.  I’ve added a lot of anti aging ingredients to the mix that will smooth and nourish the skin.  Castor oil is actually a “cleansing oil” so it’s a staple in oil cleanser.  Let’s dig right in!

DIY Rose Clay Oil Cleanser/Mask:

1 tbsp. Rose Clay (find it HERE)

1 tbsp. Beeswax (find it HERE)

2 tbsp. Jojoba Oil (find it HERE)

1 tbsp. Castor Oil (find it HERE)

1 tbsp. Rosehip Seed (find it HERE)

1 tbsp. Sweet Almond Oil (find it HERE)

10 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil (find it HERE)

15 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)


  1. Add water to a medium sized top and place a glass pyrex cup in the water.
  2. Add all ingredients to the cup except the essential oils.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Turn stove top to medium heat.
  5. Allow the beeswax to thoroughly melt.
  6. Remove from heat and pour into a 4 oz. glass jar.
  7. Because the clay will settle to the bottom, periodically stir your cleanser in order to disperse the clay.

This recipe makes 4 oz.  It’s shelf life is about 6 mos.

DIY Rose Clay Cleanser and Mask

I can’t say enough about oil cleansing.  If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend you do.  It has literally changed my skin.  I needed balance in my skin and was experiencing a lot of random bumps and dullness.   Soon after I started oil cleansing I did break out slightly.  Once I got through that hump, my dry skin became so soft and well hydrated.  With oil cleansing, I am able to manage dryness which in turn smoothed my skin texture.  Also, due to the hot cloth, your dead skin softens and is easily removed by wiping away the cleanser and makeup.  The oil cleansing method doesn’t work for everyone, but as far as I can tell-it works for most.  If you have oily skin and/or experience breakouts try THIS recipe instead.

How to Oil Cleanse:

  1.  Pour or scoop a quarter size amount of oil into your palm and begin massaging your skin.  Massage gently for up to 2 minutes.  I usually don’t get 2 minutes in, but 1 will work just fine.  While you are massaging, turn your water on HOT.
  2.  Wet a soft wash cloth with very hot water and lay the wash cloth over your skin.  Press it into your skin until it cools down.
  3.  Repeat step 2 1-2 more times.

I use THESE muslins cloths.

DIY Rose Clay Mask

I love this DIY.  I’ve been using it for a couple weeks now and feel it is very well suited for aging/dry skin types.  Rose clay is so gentle yet effective that it’s the perfect choice to help detox your skin without drying it out!

xx, Jenni


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  1. Sarah Patterson
    August 23, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    This was a great read! I am getting more involved with making my own skin care and toothpaste products and I love your suggestions.

  2. August 23, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    Great read! I love making my own products and am always looking for new recipes.

    • Jenni
      August 25, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Sarah-Thank you!!

  3. August 25, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    This sounds awesome! Like you, I’m a huge fan of oil cleansing. I’ve been doing it for over 4 years now. Most of the time, I just use straight coconut oil. But love the idea of the clay. Changes I have seen since oil cleansing are similar to yours. I used to get a lot of little bumps under the surface…now that never happens. My skin tends to be oily (even though I’m 51!) but since oil cleansing it is much more balanced. Also, like you I had a few breakouts maybe 3 weeks in, but since then my skin has been awesome. I know it doesn’t work for everyone, and some oils work better for some skins, but I have been thrilled with it.

    • Jenni
      September 6, 2017 / 10:28 am

      Elizabeth-I love your new picture (avatar) by the way! Oil cleansing is the best and I love that you use coconut oil. It actually isn’t so much about the ingredients you use as much as it’s about the method. It has saved my skin, that’s for sure!

  4. Tara
    August 25, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Are you selling this one?

    • Jenni
      September 6, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Tara-I’m not! It’s easy to make though!

  5. Nicole
    September 1, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    This looks great! How important is the beeswax? Thank you for your help!

    • Jenni
      September 6, 2017 / 10:17 am

      Nicole-Thank you! Beeswax isn’t really important in terms of what it does for the skin in this product. However, it is necessary to help suspend the clay or else it will just sink to the bottom!

  6. September 6, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Hey, Jenni!

    I’ve been wanting to DIY my face mask for so long, thanks for sharing this article, Jenni! One of my problem areas on my face is my pores, and I think this rose clay oil cleanser mask is amazing! Just a question, did you experience some kind of “purging”, like having a breakout on the skin after using new products? 🙂


    • Jenni
      September 6, 2017 / 10:07 am

      Nicky! You’re welcome! Yes, you very likely will experience detox when using the oil cleansing method and also products that contain clay. It’s a good thing but can be frustrating! Good luck!

  7. Candice
    January 13, 2018 / 10:47 am

    When are you supposed to add the essential oils? I think I must keep missing that part when I read the directions. :D. Also I read somewhere that if you are hesitant about using castor oil you can substitute hazelnut oil. Is that true?


    • Jenni
      January 18, 2018 / 2:22 pm

      Candice-Always add essential oils at the very end after you’ve removed from heat. You could also add them once it is in the jar. Oils are sensitive to heat so the less heat the better! I haven’t heard about castor oil being interchangeable with hazelnut oil-I’ll look into it!

  8. Barbara Thompson
    January 16, 2018 / 8:57 am

    Can you substitute the rose clay for the the Seoul clay in your recipe?

    • Jenni
      January 17, 2018 / 3:58 pm

      Barbara-I’m not sure what Seoul clay is but I’m sure you could. Any clay would work!

  9. Jenny
    February 23, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    I am making your Rose Clay Cleanser. My question is – do you still do the oil cleansing method when using this cleanser of do you just wash it off . TX

    • Jenni
      February 28, 2018 / 10:16 am

      Jenny-Use the oil cleansing method with this cleanser.

  10. Kendra
    December 4, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    Would adding some sort of exfoliator in this work okay ? I like to feel the little beads when I wash my face, somehow it just feels like it’s cleaning it better. Could I add sugar in this or anything else you would recommend?

    • Jenni
      December 10, 2018 / 9:14 am

      Kendra-Have you made this DIY and used it yet? The clay does provide some exfoliation. If you’d like to add more I would suggest a small amount of sugar. I wouldn’t want you to over due the exfoliation since this will probably be used daily. I’m thinking start with 1/2 tbsp. You can just mix it in with a spoon-I wouldn’t reheat. Hope this helps!

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