DIY Face Wash; The Oil Cleansing Method!

Here is one of my favorite methods for cleaning the skin: The Oil Cleansing Method.  I have made DIY face washes, and I love Young Living’s ART line of facial products. However, The Oil Cleansing Method is so easy and my skin feels so moisturized before bed.

 Oil CleansingYou will need:

  • Organic, Cold Pressed Castor Oil
  • Organic Sunflower Seed Oil
  • Essential Oils of Choice (I like to do 10 drops of EO per ounce of oil)
  • Container (I use a 4 oz bottle)

Essential Oil Choices:

  • Tea Tree
  • Lavender
  • Frankincense

Oil Cleansing Method For Oily Skin

30% Castor Oil

70 % Sunflower Seed Oil

Oil Cleansing Method For Balanced Skin

20% Castor Oil

80% Sunflower Seed Oil

Oil Cleansing Method For Dry Skin:

10% Castor Oil

90% Sunflower Seed Oil


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir
  2. Pour into a glass or stainless container.  I prefer to use a pump-able bottle


How to use:

  1. Add a quarter-sized amount in your hand
  2. Rub hands together to warm oil and smooth it over your face.
  3. Massage over your face in circular motions working the oil into the pores.
  4. Soak a clean wash cloth in steamy water.
  5. Wring out and hold cloth over your face until it cools.
  6. Rinse cloth, repeat steps 4-5 one or two times.
  7. Wipe gently (do not scrub)
  8. If your skin feels dry afterward, add a tiny drop and massage over the face and air dry.


Leave a Comment


In the spirit of transparency, this website uses affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase following one of the links I provide, I may receive a commission from that sale. Please know that I recommend only products I believe in and use (or my wish-list items). Being affiliate allows me to produce content for you, free-of-charge, and be a financial blessing to my family. Thank you!