Using carrier oils to cleanse your skin

Using carrier oils to cleanse your skin

Published by N-Essentials Team on 17th Jun 2021

Do you use a facial cleanser or cleansing oil?

Do you buy it from the local supermarket?

Have you looked at the ingredients listed on the back of the cleanser bottle?

Many store-bought facial cleansers and exfoliating scrubs are made up of a range of different ingredients that are not always natural and at times include levels of alcohol that haven't been designed for sensitive skin.

By making your own face cleanser you can be comfortable knowing exactly what you are putting on your face every day and you are able to make the product yourself with all-natural products. Not only is it an eco-friendlier option but in many cases, it will work out a lot cheaper than buying facial cleansers from the top commercial brands that usually contain harsh ingredients from the supermarket.

The most important thing when making your own facial cleanser is finding a carrier oil that works for your skin type, is gentle on your skin and that cleanses without stripping away your skin's natural oils. It needs to be able to hold the other ingredients well (hence why it is called a carrier oil) and it needs to feel good against your skin when you have it on. The last thing you want is to make a product that isn't hydrating or refreshing for your skin or makes your skin feel dry and unhealthy after every wash.

Of course, not every skin type is the same and this means that the best facial cleansers are made with the skin type in mind. This doesn’t mean that you need to be worried about making your own cleanser. There are plenty of homemade recipes that are perfect for different types of skin and you are sure to find one that fits your cleansing needs, one that effectively washes and removes dirt and impurities for a gentle clean. This actually gives you a great range of flexibility to find a product that is just for you so that you can provide the best care for your skin.

Your facial cleanser does not need to have a long list of ingredients and the great thing about creating your own oil based facial cleanser is that you are able to make it using only a few ingredients. Your newly created product is not only safe and eco-friendly, but it is also very inexpensive to make.

What is an oil cleanser?

Oil cleansers, or cleansing oil, are becoming a lot more popular these days as not only do they help moisturise your skin but they also help to gently remove makeup, excess dirt and impurities that collect on your face. It is important to use the correct carrier oils in order to achieve this.

Check out below the different types of homemade facial cleansers that you can make from natural products that will leave your skin not only feeling clean but also feeling great!

Oil Cleansing Recipe for Oily Skin
30% castor oil
70% sunflower oil

Oil Cleansing Recipe for Acne Prone Skin
20% castor oil
40% sunflower oil
40% grapeseed oil

Oil Cleansing Recipe for Normal Skin
20% castor oil
80% sunflower oil


Using the above measurements, create your cleanser in a clean bowl, mix the carrier oils together and pour into a tight lidded bottle.

Using it:

Using your cleansing oil is simple and easy. Start by washing your face with warm water and then apply the cleansing oil to the skin. Leave on for a few minutes before washing off with warm water.

Pat dry to avoid irritation.

Do you want a fresh, healthy-looking complexion? Discover oil-based facial cleansers and start using them as part of your daily beauty routine today!

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