Grapeseed & Chia organic cleansing oil

This organic oil blend is a great alternative for cleansing the skin, benefiting from the natural actives present in the formulation, while at the same time, protecting and moisturizing. 100% made of organic oils and Vitamin E, it promotes a refreshed and revitalized look. In this recipe, we provide two combinations of essential oils for you to choose from: one for normal/dry skins and another for oily/combination skins.

In this recipe we have jojoba, chia seed and grapeseed oils, all with a light feel on skin and quick absorption. Jojoba is a good, non-comedogenic cleanser, that helps to balance sebum production. Grapeseed is one of the best astringent vegetable oils. Chia oil is added to balance the blend with skin conditioning and restorative properties that help repair the skin’s protective barrier. Anti-inflammatory, chia seed oil also helps reduce itching and skin irritation by providing moisture. We also have castor oil which is a very effective cleanser, antiseptic and antimicrobial oil.

As essential oils for normal/dry skins, we recommend the calming and healing properties of chamomile, with anti-ageing sandalwood and rose oils combined with balancing and astringent geranium.

For oily/combination skins, the mix of tonic, astringent, antiseptic and antimicrobial oils, tea tree, lavender, lemon, cypress and juniper will make this cleansing oil powerful against dirt and impurities.

If you would like to have a cleansing lotion instead of a cleansing oil, check out our Jojoba & Coconut cleansing milk recipe!

Ingredients for 250ml recipe

% ml Ingredient name
40 100 Castor oil
20 50 Grapeseed oil
30 75 Jojoba oil
10 25 Chia seed oil
1 2,5 Vitamin E
1 (Approx. 20 - 30 drops / 100gr) Approx. 50 - 75 drops in total Divide the total amount of drops between one or more of following essential oils:
Normal/dry skin:
Chamomile German, Sandalwood, Geranium, Rose Otto
Oily skin:
Tea tree, Lavender, Lemon
or
Lavender, Cypress, Juniper

Equipment needed

  • Measuring cups in ml (5ml, 10ml, 50ml or what you have home) – for measuring the ingredients
  • Glass beaker or small glass jug– for blending
  • Metal spoon or glass rod
  • Recommended packing for this recipe: PET bottle clear or PET bottle amber with pump

Instructions

  1. Measure the oils, using the measuring cups, and add them to the glass beaker or small jug, one at a time.
  2. Measure and add the vitamin E to the oil blend.
  3. Add the essential oils and mix it with a metal spoon or glass rod until the ingredients are completely blended.
  4. Pour the blend into the bottle.

How to use

You can apply this cleansing oil directly on the skin or with the help of a cotton pad. Massage it gently to lose makeup and dirt. Remove the cleansing oil by wiping the face with a damp cotton pad or a facial towel soaked in water. If using it to remove makeup from eyes, do not use essential oils as they can be irritating.