Best Oil Cleansing Recipes

These oil cleansing recipes are excellent for dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, and all other skin types. Just choose the best type of oil for your skin type and be wowed by the results.

The previous oil cleansing article broke down the proper way to practice oil cleansing and the benefits of the oil cleansing method.

Additional topics covered include how often to oil cleanse, oil cleansing recipes, and the best oils for the oil cleansing method.

I also share the best facial washcloth to use for the oil cleansing method. You can catch up on the article at A Guide to Oil Cleansing.

 

You will need a 1 oz bottle like this one to store and preserve your oil cleansing recipes.

The recipes below can be a starting point and you can expand on them. In all cases, start out with small batches.

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Oil Cleansing Recipes for Every Skin Type

Oil Cleansing Recipes for Dry Skin

You can substitute the sunflower oil with tamanu oil and the avocado oil with jojoba oil if you would like to experiment a bit.

Oil Cleansing Recipes for Oily/Combination Skin

  • 1 teaspoon of castor oil
  • 2 teaspoons of sunflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons of grapeseed oil
  • 0.5 teaspoon of argan oil
  • 5 drops of orange essential oil or rosemary essential oil

Other carrier oils you can use in this oil cleansing recipe for oily/combination skin include jojoba oil, sweet almond, tamanu oil and emu oil.

Oil Cleansing Recipes for/Acne-Prone Skin

  • 1.5 teaspoons of castor oil
  • 1.5 teaspoons of argan oil
  • 1 teaspoon of hempseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon of watermelon seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon of lauric free MCT oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil or tea tree essential oil
  • 2 drops of vitamin E oil

Oil Cleansing Recipes for Normal Skin

Congratulations if your skin is fine but you could still benefit from the oil cleansing method.

  • 3 teaspoons of castor oil
  • 1 teaspoon of argan oil
  • 1 teaspoon of tamanu oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil
  • 5 drops of German chamomile essential oil or neroli essential oil
  • 2 drops of vitamin E oil

Oil Cleansing Recipes for Mature Skin

If you are wondering what other kinds of oil work on the skin, check Best Natural Oils for Beautiful and Glowing Skin HERE

You can enhance your oil cleansing by including a facial cleansing brush. Instead of a towel, you can massage your face with a facial cleansing brush.

There is more information on this at  9 Deep Cleansing Facial Brushes for the Oil Cleansing Method.

What About Commercial Cleansing Oils?

If you can’t be bothered to mix and match your own cleansing oil, there are several commercial options available.

Be sure to read the ingredients label and ensure they don’t contain something your skin doesn’t care for.

Below are some recommendations for commercial cleansing oils. They are arranged in order of price – low to high:-

Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Oil 

The key ingredients in this oil cleanser include Abyssinian oil, argan oil, coconut oil and sunflower seed oil.

It’s not 100% oils and also contains fragrance. It’s available in a 177ml bottle with a price point under $15. See the reviews and buy HERE.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil 

where to buy DHC Deep Cleansing OilThe key ingredient in this oil cleanser is olive oil. It also contains caprylic/capric triglycerides. However, the rest of the ingredients are not 100% natural.

It’s available in a 120 ml bottle with a price point under $22. See the reviews and buy HERE.

Manyo Factory Herb Green Cleansing Oil 

where to buy Manyo Factory Herb Green Cleansing Oil

The key ingredients in this cleansing oil include soybean oil, camellia oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil.

It contains additional essential oils and herbal extracts. Manyo Factory Herb Green Cleansing Oil is ideal for all skin types.

It’s available in a 200 ml bottle with a price point under $25. See the reviews and buy HERE.

Kinvara Absolute Cleansing Oil 

where to buy Kinvara Absolute Cleansing Oil

The oils of note in this cleanser are sunflower seed oil, sesame seed oil, watermelon seed oil, thistle seed oil, eucalyptus leaf oil and rosemary leaf oil.

It’s recommended for all skin types including dry, sensitive and oily skin. It’s available in a 100 ml bottle with a price point under $30. See the reviews and buy HERE.

Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil 

where to buy Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil

The key ingredient in this cleansing oil includes rice bran oil and camellia oil. It contains other ingredients that are not oils or herbal extracts including fragrance and alcohol.

It’s ideal for dry and mature skin. Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil is available in 150 ml bottle with a price point under $50. See the reviews and buy HERE.   

Kahina Giving Beauty Oil Cleanser 

where to buy Kahina Giving Beauty Oil Cleanser

The key oils in this cleanser include sunflower seed oil, argan oil and carrot seed oil. There are additional essential oils and herbal extracts included. 

Ideal for dry, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. The oil cleanser is available in a 100 ml bottle with a price point under $60. See the reviews and buy HERE.

Shu Uemura High-Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Advanced Formula 

where to buy Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Advanced Formula

The key ingredients in this cleansing oil include safflower seed oil, jojoba oil, camellia oil, macadamia oil and canola oil.

However, I’m not too crazy about the rest of the ingredients. It’s ideal for dry and mature skin and it’s available in a 450 ml bottle with a price point under $80.

A smaller-sized 150 ml bottle is also available. See the reviews and buy HERE.

De Mamiel Pure Cleansing Dew 

where to buy De Mamiel Pure Cleansing Dew

This a British brand with classy packaging. The oils of note in this cleanser are raspberry seed oil, blackcurrant seed oil, castor oil and sunflower seed oil.

It also contains additional essential oils and herbal extracts. It’s suitable for all skin types and available in a 100 ml bottle with a price point under $100.

This is the priciest cleansing oil on the list but reviews suggest it is worth it. See reviews and buy HERE.

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