Facial Gentle Wash

photo credit: Bobbi Misiti


  • dime sized amount of carrier oil - my favorites for face washing are kukui nut or Rosehip seed oil
  • 1 drop ONLY of any of these essential oils: Lavender, Rose Geranium, Helichrysum, or Distilled Lime (NOT expressed)
  • Hydrosols of your choice - 4-5 squirts or a little water


Wet your face.  Squirt 4-5 pumps of any hydrosols into your palm. Pour a dime sized amount of oil of your choice into your palm.  Drop in ONE drop of your chosen essential oil.  Mix together well between your palms and massage into your face starting across your forehead, around the eyes and sinuses (keep oils out of eyes), your cheeks to your ears, your chin and under to your throat and decolletage.

Let soak in a few minutes, then use a washcloth with warm to hot water and place it over your face “oil pulling” dirt and toxins from your pores 2-3x.

Splash your face with cold water 7x and follow up with one of our facial moisturizing recipes.

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