Ever tried an oil wash? It’s great for getting skin completely clean—without stripping it of moisture.
If your skin is rough, dry, dull or so sensitive, that everything you use sets it off, then unrefined, cold-pressed cleansing oil could be your new best friend.
They have a wonderful, nourishing action on your skin and will help to keep it perfectly balanced.
So join us, as we look at some simple, yet effective, cleansing oil recipes that you can easily put together in the comfort of your own home:
The types of cleansing oils you can use
There are a number of lightweight, nourishing oils available for sensitive skin.
Camillia oil, apricot kernel oil, sesame oil, sweet almond oil are all great examples.
For dry skin, a thicker, more occlusive oil could be added to your formula to make it more nourishing.
Avocado oil, macadamia oil, sunflower oil, sesame seed oil, evening primrose oil and squalane oil are all good examples of oils that can be used on a dry skin type.
Castor oil is also a great oil for helping to draw out impurities from your skin, and an added bonus is that it has wonderful, natural, cleansing properties.
Cleansing oil recipes to get you started
If you’d like to find out more about which oils suit which skin type, follow this link.
Wipe the day away
This is a lovely, light oil; perfect for lifting away makeup from the delicate eye area.
- 4 Tbsp Sweet Almond oil
- 1 Tbsp Apricot Kernel oil
- 1 Tsp Vitamin E oil
Deep cleansing oil
- 2 Tbsp sweet Almond oil
- 1 Tbsp Castor oil
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil
Cleansing oil recipe for sensitive skin
The following oils can double up as both cleansing and moisturising oils:
- 70 ml Camillia oil
- 10 ml Sweet Almond oil
- 10 ml Sesame oil
- 5 ml Tamanu oil
- 5 ml Calendula oil
- 1 ml Vitamin E oil
Cleansing oil for combination, oily, or acne skin
- 50 ml Cumin oil
- 30 ml Jojoba oil
- 20 ml Neem oil
- 10 ml Squalane oil
- 2 ml Vitamin E
Cleansing oil recipe for normal skin
- 40 ml Jojoba oil
- 30 ml Sweet almond oil
- 30 ml Thistle oil
- 2 ml Vitamin E
Cleansing oil recipe for mature skin
- 40 ml Apricot Kernel oil
- 30 ml Macadamia oil
- 20 ml Avocado oil
- 5 ml Evening primrose oil
- 5 ml Vitamin E oil
Baby oil recipe
A tip is to add a small amount of Vitamin E to your oils; this will help to improve the shelf life and slow down the rancidity of your oils.
If you’re looking for an oil-based cleanser but creating your own doesn’t sit comfortably, we have the answer in Miracle Cleanse.
A gorgeous oil to water cleanser, that has been intelligently formulated with healing botanicals to protect as it cleanses, helping to restore your skin back to health.