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How to Craft Custom Oil Cleansers

Adding custom Oil Cleansers to your skin care line is an easy way to expand your product offerings without a lot of heavy-duty formulation. This is because oil cleansers use a simple ratio of Castor Oil and moisturizing Carrier Oils to work.

Simply pick the right ratio for the skin type you are formulating for and choose a carrier oil that matches the needs as well. Mix the oils together and VIOLA, you have a custom made product in moments.

Base Recipes
The basic recipes for Oil Cleansers are as follows.

For Normal Skin

  • 1 part Castor Oil
  • 4 parts Carrier Oil

For Dry Skin

  • 1 part Castor Oil
  • 9 parts Carrier Oil

For Oily Skin

  • 3 parts Castor Oil
  • 7 parts Carrier Oil

Mix the oils together in a small bottle, and shake them up to make sure they are totally blended. 

How to Choose Ingredients

Castor Oil
Choosing a really great quality Castor Oil is key. We carry three varieties at From Nature With Love.

  • Castor Oil
  • Organic Castor Oil
  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Carrier Oil
For your carrier oil, you can choose one carrier oil to make up the entire portion, or you can use a blend. Just pick oils that suit the skin type you are formulating for - just as you would if you were blending a moisturizing facial oil. The possibilities for this portion of the recipe are wide open, but we've included some of our favorite suggestions below.

  • Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Argan Oil
  • Berry Seed Oils (Acai, Blueberry or Red Raspberry)
  • Chia Seed Oil
  • Macadamia Nut or Kukui Nut Oil
  • Maracuja (Passion Fruit) Oil
  • Rose Hip Seed Oil
  • Sacha Inchi Oil
  • Virgin Coconut Oil

Aromatics & Additives
You can customize your cleanser even further by adding between 1-2% Essential Oil or CO2 Extract or 5-10%+ of a specialty Carrier Oil. Again, just think about which ingredients would enhance the purpose of the custom product.

Essential Oils

  • Chamomile Essential Oil
  • Geranium Essential Oil
  • Helichrysum Essential Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Niaouli or Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • Sandalwood Essential Oil

CO2 Extracts

  • Arnica Flower Total CO2 Extract
  • Rhatany Root Total CO2 Extract
  • Rose Damascena Select Organic CO2 Extract

Specialty Carrier Oils

  • Calendula Oil
  • Neem Oil
  • Prickly Pear Seed Oil
  • Tamanu Oil


Oil cleansers look gorgeous packaged in glass. Try bottling your custom made oil cleansers in our Amber or Cobalt Dropper Bottles.

  • Amber Bottles
  • Cobalt Bottles

This post first appeared on The Natural Beauty Workshop, please read the originial post: here

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