Organic Face Care Products

Buying Recipe Ingredients

Mountain Rose Herbs is one of my favorite suppliers.

Here's some quick links for buying ingredients.

Olive oil















Rose Geranium



Tea Tree


Ylang Ylang

Glass bottles

Olive Oil Facial Cleanser Recipe

A gentle, soothing homemade face cleanser... perfect for sensitive skin (also dry, mature and problem skin)


This is a super-easy yet amazingly effective olive oil facial cleanser recipe. In addition to washing away dirt, makeup and daily pollution, it moisturizes and heals sensitive, dry, aging and problem skin.

Olive oil promotes smooth, healthy skin by protecting against age-accelerating free radicals and helping to maintain the skin's

Adding essential oils customized for your skin type powers up the healing effects - and smells terrific! I've included some essential oil blends for you to choose from based on your skin type.

Olive Oil Facial Cleanser Recipe

Combine 1/2 cup (125ml) extra virgin olive oil with one of the essential oil blends below in a clean, sterilized 4oz (125ml) dark glass or PET plastic bottle.

Shake well. Let your olive oil facial cleanser cure at least 24 hours before using.

Dry Skin

5 drops each patchouli & sandalwood, 2 drops each chamomile & geranium, 1 drop jasmine OR rose OR ylang ylang

for doTERRA essential oils: 2 drops each patchouli & sandalwood, 1 drop each chamomile, geranium & jasmine/rose/ylang ylang

Damaged Skin
(sun or windburn)

10 drops lavender, 2 drops each sandalwood and chamomile, 1 drop rose OR helichrysum

for doTERRA essential oils: 5 drops lavender, 1 drop each sandalwood, chamomile & rose/helichrysum

Mature Skin

4 drops each frankincense & sandalwood, 3 drops neroli, 2 drops each rose & palmarosa, 1 drop vetiver OR helichrysum

for doTERRA essential oils: 2 drops each frankincense & sandalwood, 1 drop each rose OR geranium, ylang ylang, patchouli & vetiver/helichrysum

Sensitive Skin

12 drops lavender, 2 drops jasmine OR neroli OR rose, 1 drop vetiver

for doTERRA essential oils: 6 drops lavender, 1 drop each rose OR geranium, jasmine & vetiver

Eczema, Psoriasis

15 drops each sandalwood & patchouli, 2 drops each helichrysum & palmarosa, 1 drop chamomile OR cedarwood

for doTERRA essential oils: 7 drops each sandalwood & patchouli, 1 drop each helichrysum, chamomile & geranium

Normal or Combination

5 drops each lavender & orange, 2 drops each geranium & palmarosa, 1 drop ylang ylang

for doTERRA essential oils: 3 drops each lavender & orange, 1 drop each geranium & ylang ylang

Oily or Acne-Prone

5 drops each tea tree & lemongrass, 2 drops each petitgrain & lemon, 1 drop each cedarwood & ylang ylang OR geranium

for doTERRA essential oils: 3 drops each melaleuca & lemongrass, 1 drop each orange, lemon, geranium & ylang ylang


  1. To use, pour a bit of the olive oil facial cleanser into your hand - an amount about the size of a quarter should do.

  2. Massage the facial cleansing oil into your skin, focusing on any problem areas. Using slow, firm motions, work the cleanser deeply into your pores so that makeup, dirt, dead skin cells and bacteria are dissolved in the oil, ready to be washed away.

  3. Once your skin is saturated, soak a washcloth in hot water. The water should be hot but not scalding - hot enough to open your pores and release the olive oil facial cleanser, which is carrying the dirt. (Cool water won't open your pores or remove the cleanser.)

  4. Hold the washcloth over your face until it cools. Gently wipe the facial cleansing oil away, then rinse the washcloth well in hot, running water. Do this two or three more times. No need to scrub - just gently wipe. Dirt and bacteria will be steamed and wiped away without irritating sensitive skin.

  5. Give your face a final rinse, then pat dry, apply toner and moisturizer.

This olive oil facial cleanser has a shelf life of about 3 to 6 months depending on where you keep it. (It'll last longer in a cool, dark location, shorter on your bathroom counter.)

Where to Buy Olive Oil Facial Cleanser Ingredients

You can buy olive oil at any grocery store or at Choose extra virgin olive oil, since it has the most nutrients.

I buy my essential oils from a company called doTERRA because I've found that their quality is better than any of the other brands I've used over the past 10 years.

This is especially true of the more expensive oils like rose and sandalwood, which are more likely to be "stretched" with chemical substitutes or inferior oils in less expensive brands. I find there's a BIG difference in smell!

You can buy them online or contact me to learn how to get wholesale prices.

If price is more important than quality right now, I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs. Their prices and service are fabulous, and their quality is comparable to most oils on the market.

Here's some quick links to the essential oils you'll need for this olive oil facial cleanser recipe. (Also, check out these great little glass bottles to put your homemade face cleanser in.)

If you have Amazon Prime, you can get everything you need delivered for free - no shipping costs, yay! I've added links to some of the oils you need to make your olive oil facial cleanser - poke around on Amazon to get anything else you need...

Ready-to-Go Organic Facial Products

If you're looking for skin care products that are a little more sophisticated than this homemade olive oil facial cleanser, I definitely recommend Just Natural Organic Care. They make the best facial products I've found online.

For example, their organic facial lotion is made with Aloe Vera Juice, Borage Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Green Tea Extract, Carrot Seed Oil, Pomegranate Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Cupuacu Butter, Kukui Nut Oil, Vegetable Emulsifier, Ginseng Extract, Mango Butter, Helichrysum Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil and Vitamin E.

All their products are organic - they're better than most commercial products because they only use the best ingredients - no harsh fillers or chemicals to hurt your skin. Click the links to check them out!

organic facial serum

Organic Facial Serum

"I've been using this natural serum for over a year and I have definitely noticed a change in my skin. It has evened out my skin tone, lightened my sun spots, and helped with the fine lines around my eyes. I LOVE the way it makes my skin glow. Highly recommended!" Lariza S, Washington DC

organic facial scrub

Organic Facial Scrub

"I've been using this polish for over 3 years and have yet to find another rival. I love that it's natural and so effective. It's gentle but powerful. I like that I don't feel scratchy particles when I use it. It has a natural, clean smell.

A little goes a long way and I find that it lasts even with using it every other day. Since it's natural and gives me a glowing, fresh face -- it's a keeper." Laurel B, Nevada City CA

organic face lotion

Organic Face Lotion

"I use this facial lotion every morning after I wash my face. I have pretty sensitive skin, so I have tried a TON of lotions and this doesn't irritate my skin or make me break out. A little is all you need for great results.

It smells nice and make up goes on smooth and it gives your skin a tiny glow. Plus noticably evens out skin tone, fades discolorations, and smooths away tiny wrinkles. For once a product that does exactly what it claims to!! I'm sold." Connie R, Yreka CA

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Here's a few easy, natural, fun to make facial recipes. Your skin will thank you!

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Homemade Facial Moisturizer

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Homemade Skin Toner Recipes

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