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 elasticity.
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.
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.
5 drops each patchouli & sandalwood, 2 drops each chamomile & geranium, 1 drop jasmine OR rose OR ylang ylang
(sun or windburn)
10 drops lavender, 2 drops each sandalwood and chamomile, 1 drop rose OR helichrysum
4 drops each frankincense & sandalwood, 3 drops neroli, 2 drops each rose & palmarosa, 1 drop vetiver OR helichrysum
12 drops lavender, 2 drops jasmine OR neroli OR rose, 1 drop vetiver
15 drops each sandalwood & patchouli, 2 drops each helichrysum & palmarosa, 1 drop chamomile OR cedarwood
Normal or Combination
5 drops each lavender & orange, 2 drops each geranium & palmarosa, 1 drop 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
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.)
You can buy olive oil at any grocery store or at Amazon.com. Choose extra virgin olive oil, since it has the most nutrients.
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...
Here's a few easy, natural, fun to make facial recipes. Your skin will thank you!
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