Oil Face Cleansing Method

Oil Face Cleansing Method
I know what you must be thinking.

Why would you wash your face with oil?

Trust me it works amazing! I was skeptical at first too.

I first heard about it over a year ago and just started using this method about a month ago.

I have never had any major skin problems. So I wasn’t looking for any miracle, but my skin is brighter, more clear, and softer than ever before.

The whole idea behind this method, is that oil dissolves oil, making it a great all natural method to clean your face.

I do use this method at night and just rinse my face with water in the shower in the morning.

From the research I have done on the Oil Cleansing Method, it appears that there is a 3-4 week transition period for some people. Where your skin needs to detox from all the harmful chemicals you were once using and get used to the new method you are using. So if you decide to give this a try, do not be surprised if you break out a little bit at first. Please don’t let that keep you from trying this, because the results are amazing. But then again it may not work for everyone.

You need to use an astringent oil which helps pull impurities from the skin and mix it with a vegetable oil of choice. Astringent oils include castor oil and hazelnut oil. The recipe below is for combination/normal skin. If you face is more oily use more astringent oil, and if it is dryer use less.

Below I am using tablespoons as the measurement, but feel free to make a larger amount or even smaller to test it out. A little bit does go a long way.

Oil Face Cleansing Method


  • 1 T astringent oil (castor oil or hazelnut oil)
  • 3 T vegetable oil (olive oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, coconut oil, etc.)
  • glass container of your choice


  1. blend or stir ingredients together


  1. take some of your oil mixture and massage it into your face until you are sure that every pore is saturated (no need to remove makeup prior, this will remove it)
  2. take a wash cloth and run it under very hot water
  3. ring out the wash cloth and lay it on your face until it cools
  4. repeat this 3-4 times
  5. then blot any excess oil with the wash cloth
  6. feel free to moisturize (some people find that they do not need to, but if you remember from a previous post I need to)

Please comment and let me know how it goes!