Why We Love Cleansing Oils PLUS how to use them.

Why We Love Cleansing Oils PLUS how to use them.

We all know that cleansing is an incredibly important part of our skincare regime, yet oil-based cleansers often seem to get overlooked.
There seem to be a lot of misconceptions about cleansing oils. People believe they might block pores, cause acne, or leave your skin feeling overly oily. Some even think that they can’t use a cleansing oil unless they have dry skin.

The truth is, our skin produces oil when it needs oil. Oil is what protects and hydrates the skin. On the other hand, too much oil production combined with bacteria is what causes breakouts. So it is important to find that balance. 

This is why cleansing oils are a fantastic option. Unlike foaming face washes, cleansing oils won’t scrub skin dry or strip your skin clear of oil completely.

Instead, cleansing oils gently dissolve makeup (goodbye Halloween makeup!), excess sebum or oils, and sunscreen from the skin as well as deeply penetrating the pores to get rid of bacteria. 

They can also infuse the skin with essential vitamins if you choose products made from natural, healthy ingredients.

Oils used for cleansing may also have healing properties, important nutrients, or other skin-boosting benefits.


Our Rosemary & Citrus Cleansing Oil is infused with rosemary, grapefruit, and lemon which deeply clean the skin while sunflower oil hydrates, making this the ideal cleanser for those with acne-prone skin.


Our Lavender & Chamomile Cleansing Oil has been created for those with dry or sensitive skin as lavender balances the skin while chamomile calms any irritations.

How to Use a Cleansing Oil 

With Water + Face Cloth:
Use daily in the shower to cleanse and revive your skin.
Using 4 pumps of cleansing oil, rubbing in circular motions into your skin.
Continue massaging the formula until it turns into a milky colour then rinse with warm water and remove oil with a wet face cloth.

Without water + Cotton Pad
If your traveling, camping, on-the-go or want to do a quick late night cleanse to remove makeup before bed; you can use the Cleansing Oils without water.

Oil based cleansers work very well on dry skin.
Use 4 pumps of oil on a cotton pad and swipe over face to remove dirt, oil, makeup and bacteria from your skin.

If you’re removing thicker makeup, repeat this process again.

We recommend following up with a facial toner to remove any excess oil from your skin, and to help cleans and close your pores again.

In closing…

An oil-based cleanser works with the science that like attracts like – therefore oil dissolves oil. Oil cleansers can be used on all skin types so even oily skin can benefit from this type of cleanser.


Share your favourite cleansing oil and how you use yours with us on Instagram at @emeraldearthorganicspa or by using the hashtag #myemeraldearth.


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