Oil Cleansing – The Natural Way to Healthy Skin

No, cleaning your skin with oils will not make your skin oiler, your make-up slide off and you won’t smell like a salad!

In fact, oils actually contain anti-aging properties which improve the texture and appearance of your skin.

They are an easy, inexpensive and healthy way to keep your skin looking great!

Many facial cleansers  – especially oil free cleansers – strip the skin of our natural oils. They leave your skin unbalanced causing it to need to produce more oil to rebalance it. And excess production means more problems with your skin.

Oils are a natural ingredient and provide our body what it needs to stay healthy.

Plus many are also  antibacterial, contain vitamins and minerals and are aromatic – which in itself can help to balance you internally and externally.

There are two types of oils needed when cleansing your skin – a carrier oil and an essential oil.

Carrier oils are a vegetable oil derived from the fatty portion of a plant. Usually from the seeds, kernels or nuts. And since they contain these fatty acids, they help to deeply moisturize and plump the look of your skin. Good anti-aging properties!

Essential oils are a natural ingredient derived also from a plant. But they evaporate easily, so combining them with a carrier oil helps to preserve it and penetrate the skin. Plus because they are so concentrated, they are very powerful and may cause irritations to some people, so combining them with a carrier oil allows you to get the full benefit of both types of oils.

There are many different types of carrier and essential oils.

And as with any product, you will need to find what works best for you.

Make sure to use the purest form of the oils.

The purpose of cleansing with oils is to use a natural product on your skin, which is the largest organ in your body.

If you are putting chemicals, synthetics and toxic ingredients on your skin, it’s going in to your body and defeating the purpose.

To cleanse your face:

Apply a few drops of the oils to your face with a gentle rubbing motion

Soak a clean washcloth in warm water, wring it out and place it over your face and let the steam soak into your skin

When you remove the washcloth, there may be some oils still on your skin and that’s a good thing! Allow them to absorb naturally. 

Here are some carrier and essential oils for different skin types:


Carrier Oils: Sweet Almond, Olive Oil, Avocado, Coconut, Sunflower, Safflower, Castor

Essential Oils: Bergamot, Chamomile, Sandalwood


Carrier Oils: Rosehip Seed, Carrot, Sweet Almond, Avocado, Coconut, Castor

Essential Oils: Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Rose, Myrrh


Carrier Oils: Olive, Avocado, Coconut, Castor, Sweet Almond, Shea

Essential Oils: Cedarwood, Geranium, Chamomile, Sandalwood, Myrrh


Carrier Oils: Jojoba, Safflower, Grapeseed

Essential Oils: Lemon, Lime, Bergamot, Orange, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Rosemary


Carrier Oils: Neem, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Walnut, Rosehips

Essential Oils: Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Geranium, Vetiver, Lavender, Patchouli


Carrier Oils: Apricot, Coconut, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Sunflower, Safflower

Essential Oils: Chamomile, Neroli, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood

In this video, I discuss some of the more specific properties of both carrier and essential oils plus a face wash recipe I use nightly.

You can learn more about the many uses of essential oils for all areas of your life Teach Me More and also schedule your Complimentary Essential Oil Consultation.

I’d love to hear your experience using oils to clean your face or if this is something you are going to try.

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10 thoughts on “Oil Cleansing – The Natural Way to Healthy Skin

  1. Magic words easy and anti aging. Found you on No Rules Link Party.

    • Patti Stevens

      Glad you found me! Yes, those are two of my favorite words!!

  2. This is awesome! I know of course that oils won’t make your skin more oily, however I had no idea you can actually make these oils yourself by mixing for example olive oil and bergamot essential oil! Great tips – thanks so much for sharing! 🙂 I’ll be trying that one out!

    • Patti Stevens

      I love Bergamot! It’s the oil of self-acceptance and is great for calming and stress relief. Let me know how you like it.

  3. Very informative and something I really needed. I don’t wear a lot of makeup and try to take care of my skin, but aging comes whether you’re ready or not.

    • Patti Stevens

      Glad you enjoyed it. Keep up the good work taking care of your skin.

  4. Joy

    I’ve never thought of using essential oils on my face! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this….esp. since I already have the oils I need. :-)))

    • Patti Stevens

      There are so many ways to use essential oils. Keep checking back for more ideas!

  5. I am a huge fan of essential oils. I look forward to exploring some of the ideas that you posed in this post and video.

    • Patti Stevens

      Me too! I use them for everything. Let me know if you have any questions.

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