Oil Cleansing For Your Skin Type

Yesterday we learned about the concept behind oil cleansing. Today we will look at some recipes for different skin types.

Oily skin can benefit from a simple combination of 30% Castor Oil and 70% Sunflower Oil.

For normal skin, back off the Castor Oil to 20%, and use 80% Sunflower Oil.

Dry skin gets an additional oil. Avocado Oil, at 60%, is so nourishing for dry skin. The rest of the recipe includes 10% Castor Oil and 30% Sunflower Oil.

If you’re aging and your skin is showing it, try this recipe: 10% Castor Oil and 90% Oil Perfection Base. This base is a combination of Coconut Oil Fractions, Sunflower Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Extract, Orchid Extract, and Vitamin E. It’s wonderful on aging skin!

Since I have aging skin, I’m going to make that recipe for myself. Join me!

What You’ll Need


Castor Oil
Oil Perfection Base


4 oz Glass Bottle with Dropper


10% Castor Oil
90% Oil Perfection Base

4 ounces

0.4 ounce Castor Oil
3.6 ounces Oil Perfection Base


Weigh the oils in a beaker or measuring cup with pour spout. Stir to combine.

Portion of oil cleanser ready to use.

Carefully pour the combined oils into the bottle. I chose to use a bottle with a dropper to be able to easily regulate how much oil is dispensed for use.

To use, pour a quarter-sized portion of oil cleanser into your hand. Rub hands together, then smooth the oil over your dry face.

Using firm, slow movements, massage the oil into your face, paying extra attention to any problem areas. Take your time and allow the oil to work at dissolving any impurities in your pores. You’ll want this facial massage to last about 2 minutes. Set a timer if that helps.

Once you are finished with the massage, run hot water and soak the washcloth. Gently place the washcloth on your face and leave it there until it has cooled. Wipe the oil away gently, then rinse the washcloth well with hot water. Again, apply the hot washcloth to your face to steam your pores, holding it in place until it cools. Wipe gently to remove excess oil. Do this three or four times.


If your skin feels uncomfortably tight after you’ve oil cleansed, take a tiny drop of your oil cleansing blend, rub between your hands, and gently pat over your face, massaging in until no excess oil remains.

This method of cleaning the face felt great to me. I enjoyed the facial massage and steam treatment from the washcloth. I did not feel the need to add any oil to my skin after completing the instructions.

Have you ever tried oil cleansing? I’d love to hear about your experience!

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About Denise

I'm a crazy goat lady who got into making my own soap with goat milk, found MMS to order supplies, and now I get to combine my love of creating skin care products with a job to pay the feed bill. I live in Alaska and greatly enjoy the unique aspects of my northern home - summer days when it never gets dark and the Northern Lights dancing above in winter. Favorite scents include Wild Mint and Ivy, Rhubarb & Sugar Cane, and Eucalyptus Spearmint.

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