Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oil Cleansing!

You may wonder what "oil cleansing" is.
I did when I first heard the term.
Then after I tried it, I wished I had done it all along.

Oil cleansing is the act of washing your face with oil, instead of soap.
As someone who struggled with horrible acne for years, and tried every anti-acne & oil free wash on the market that I could find...I was surprised when oil cleansing worked for me. 

A while ago hubby and I switched to natural soap, however, my face was still dry & oily at the same time. That horrible combination skin that every one dreads having.

I was like "what the heck" I will give it a try. After all, nothing else had worked over the years.

Guess what?

Washing my face with working!!

My skin is sooooo much better than it was before! It has mostly cleared up and is not combination any more, and it's not oily. It is balanced!

It even removes my stubborn waterproof mascara easily!

How do you do oil cleansing?

Different oils work for different people, the nice thing about oil cleansing is there aren't a ton of hard fast rules.

#1 rule: Do not use canola oil.

Use a natural oil.

Some oils people like to use are:

Grapeseed oil
Jojoba oil 
Olive Oil 
Argan Oil
Coconut Oil
not my photo. image googled from around the web.

I personally wash my face with a 50/50 mix of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Organic Coconut Oil.  I blend the two oils in a jar and keep it by the sink for face washing.

I apply the oil to my face in circular motions like a face wash, then  I take a wash cloth with hot ( not scalding hot, more like really warm!) water &  remove the oil with the washcloth and water.

Afterwards if my skin feels balanced, I do not use moisturizer. If my face feels dry, I apply the tiniest but of the oil mixture as a moisturizer.

The idea behind oil cleansing is LIKE DISSOLVES LIKE.

I just wanted to share, it doesn't mean it will work for every one,  but it works for me! 

There is a lot online about oil cleansing, google it and see what you find. Different people like different oil mixtures :)

Be Happy Healthy & Strong,



  1. I was amazed when I did it too! I also use a brown sugar/olive oil scrub on my entire body (including my face) to get rid of any unwanted dry skin. Works amazing! :)

  2. @Katlyn Larson: I am so happy that you had good results too! I will have to try the scrub! Right now I do a lemon juice & salt scrub once a week :)

  3. I will do this my legs tomorrow and see how it goes. They are so dry right now.

  4. such a great tip! i'm going to have to give this a try. my skin seems to be too dry, so this could probably help.

    thanks for following me! happy to be your newest follower. :)