Get rid of all the grit and grime from the day with this DIY oil cleanser. It’s a great and gentle way to remove makeup (even water-resistant makeup, yay!) and clear clogged pores. If you have oily skin and are prone to breakouts, the thought of using an oil to clean your skin may seem counterintuitive. But the opposite is true. Jojoba oil, which isn’t really oil but a liquid wax, is very similar to human sebum (= the oils in our skin) and using it signals the skin to produce less – yes, you read that right – sebum. Grapeseed oil is anti-inflammatory and rich in vitamin E (let’s block those free radicals, right?). Meadowfoam oil helps to prevent moisture loss, and castor oil restores the skin’s natural moisture balance as well. If your skin is very dry and dehydrated, I don’t recommend using this cleanser, and try my deep cleansing mud instead and don’t forget to check out the other parts of my Clean Skin series!
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DIY Oil Cleanser
You can enhance the DIY oil cleanser with essential oils. Read my recommendations below to see which essential oils works best for your skin type. You can download free printable labels to decorate your bottle or jar after the recipe.
For the oil cleanser
- 50 ml jojoba Oil
- 50 ml grape Seed Oil
- 30 ml meadowfoam seed oil
- 10 ml castor oil
- For oily, acne-prone skin: tea tree oil, chamomile oil
- For normal to dry skin: lavender oil, geranium oil
- For sensitive skin: skip the essential oil
1) Mix the oil cleanser
Pour the jojoba oil, grape seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil, and castor oil and into a bottle. Add the essential oils. Screw the lid tight and shake well to combine.
How to use the DIY oil cleanser
Apply a small amount of the oil cleanser to your face and massage well into the skin. Then wet a small towel or microfiber cloth with very hot water and remove the oil. You can use the oil cleanser both in the morning and evening.
Tip: Using a hot towel is much more effective than using cold water since the hot water helps to open and unclog the pores. Plus, it feels incredibly relaxing.
Storage and shelf life of the DIY oil cleanser
Store the DIY oil cleanser in a light-tight for up to six months.
Print the label on DIN A4 or letter size self-adhesive or sticker paper and cut out along the grey outline. Adhere the label to your container. The label comes in different sizes, giving you more options when choosing a bottle or container.
We recommend printing the labels on self-adhesive vinyl sheets. Vinyl sheets are water-resistant and will ensure the label stays pretty, and the colours don’t come off when exposed to water or humidity. Vinyl sheets can be found in printing shops or online. They are available for inkjet as well as for laser printers and can be used in the same way as regular printing paper. We used Photo Paper Direct’s A4 Inkjet Creative Vinyl Stickers Matt to print our labels.
Free Printable DIY Oil Cleanser Label
Click on the button to download your free printable DIY oil cleanser label!
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