At Home // Oil Cleansing Face Wash Recipe

Can I share a miraculous face wash with you? I’m sorry that this recipe is not for eating, but I am excited to share it. Much like my decision to cook and bake from scratch, I also like to know what’s in the beauty products I use. It can be difficult to find shampoos, deodorants, makeup and other natural beauty products that work well. I do not judge anyone for their personal choices, I am just always looking for healthier choices I can make. Here are some reasons why I hope you give this a try:

#1. Whether you have oily or dry skin, this works!

Oil cleansing scared me at first because my combination skin would get oily by noon in some areas. I was afraid this would cause blemishes, but this method has done wonders to balance out my skin. I no longer wake up with oily skin or have to blot my skin in the middle of the day.

#2. It is economical.

I think between these two bottles, I paid about $12 and they have lasted months now. I now feel silly about how much I used to spend.

#3. It’s like giving yourself a facial every night.

Rubbing the oil into your skin feels great and naturally exfoliates. When you apply the warm cloth to your face, it is heavenly.

#4. No mystery ingredients.

I love knowing exactly what I am putting on my face. It makes me happy.

# 5. Low maintenance.

It sounds like a lot of work at first, but really, it is easier than washing your face every morning and evening.

Let’s get started!

Oil Cleansing Face Wash

Method adapted from Readymade

Castor oil

Jojoba oil

clean, soft wash cloth

For oily/combination skin use 75% castor oil and 25% jojoba oil.

For dry skin use 75% jojoba and 25% castor oil

For normal skin use 50% of each

Every night before bed:

1. Bottle up your oil mixture in a clean, reusable container or you can eyeball the amount in your hand.

2.  Pour a quarter-sized amount in your hands and start massaging on your dry face. No need to remove make-up before. Massage one to five minutes.

3. Take your wash cloth and run it under quite warm water. Not too hot that you’ll burn yourself, but not lukewarm. Lay the cloth on your face and press down. This feels great. Do this as many times as you like, rinsing and reapplying.

4. Gently wipe off excess oil and make-up with the cloth after rinsing. Make sure to get the edges of your face and under your chin. I also like to use the cloth to wipe off the excess oil on my hands.

5. Close your pores by splashing cool water on your face. Pat dry with a clean towel.

Every morning:

1. Splash a little warm water on your face.

2. If your skin is a bit dry, put 1-2 drops of jojoba oil in your palm and rub your hands together.  Gently blot hands onto your face.

3. Using a dry towel, blot away any moisture.

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    • Kasey – I was skeptical at first because I feel like my skin is “picky,” but this is a miracle. Let me know if you try it 🙂

      Kimberley – Right. I wouldn’t eat it either, but it is kinda good to know that if some accidentally got in your mouth that you would be just fine and possibly healthier for it 🙂

  1. It feels totally okay that this isn’t a food post, though, because it’s made with edible things. 🙂 (Not that I would ever consume Castor oil in even the smallest quantity, but you know what I mean.)

    • Jamie – I cleanse with oil in the evening and in the morning I either just add a splash of water to my face and wipe dry or if my skin is dry is some areas, I apply a drop of the jojoba oil with water to my hands, blot my face and pat dry.

  2. Love this. I have been doing this since I went for a facial ~ love this more! It truly feels like a mini facial every night. Thanks

  3. I’m going to have to give this method a try! And I feel the same way you do about products I use on my body. I’m trying to adapt to using more (and eventually all) natural or homemade products. Thanks for the tips in this post, and other posts too!

    • Thanks, Haley! I’ve been using this method for a while and it is very inexpensive and I love how my skin feels after cleansing at night. I use this method frequently in the winter when my skin is dry and then once or twice a week in the summer. I hope you love it!

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