An Oil Cleanse to Keep Your Skin Timeless-Looking

30 January 29, 2016 - At Home, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Personal Care, Skin care, Wellness, Young Living Beauty Products, Young Living Lifestyle, Young Living Personal Care

Oil Cleanse | Essential Oil for FaceWrinkles are not the only sign of aging that visibly add years to our face; sagging skin, age spots, and dull skin tone also reveal the passage of time. And when we rush through our routines, skipping the steps necessary for caring for our skin, we can end up with unhealthy-looking skin.

Maintaining a cleaning regimen that removes makeup and dirt from skin can help keep the look of healthy skin long past youth. This year, renew your efforts to care for your skin’s natural beauty and keep it looking timeless with this simple cleanse!

Skin Care Boost

Essential oils can be great for gently cleansing the skin, whatever your skin type!


Cleanse Recipe:

1. Start with a good cleansing base oil and pour ¼ cup into a clean glass bowl. We suggest:

All Skin Types For Oily Skin For Dry or Maturing Skin
Olive Jojoba Avocado
Sunflower Sweet Almond Apricot Kernel
Tamanu Grapeseed Argan


2. Add 1–3 drops of one or more of the essential oils listed below:

All Skin Types For Oily Skin For Dry or Maturing Skin
Lavender Oil Bergamot Oil Myrrh Oil
Geranium Oil Helichrysum Oil Rose Oil
Frankincense Oil
Clary Sage Oil
Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood Oil


  1. Open pores by rinsing your face with warm water.
  2. With upward rotations, massage oil mixture all over face for 1–2 minutes.
  3. Leave mixture on face for 1 minute.
  4. Saturate a clean washcloth with warm water.
  5. Place towel on face and leave for 15–30 seconds.
  6. Slowly and gently wipe off oil.
  7. Repeat steps 5–7 until your face feels clean.


Young Living ART Skin Care SystemYour skin will love an oil cleanse anywhere from twice a day to once a week, depending on how your skin responds.

If your skin still needs a little extra care—maybe a toner, moisturizer, or serum—we recommend any of the products from our ART® line. This skin care line is a great way to maintain your natural beauty.


Which essential oils  will you be using on your skin this year? Let us know in the comments!

—Gloria Russo, Young Living International and Portfolio Brand Manager, Personal Care



  • Joanne Brown March 1, 2017 - 7:28 am Reply

    I just simply want to moisturize with Frankincense and Argon oil. Can you please advise me how much Frankencense to Argon oil.

    • Young Living March 1, 2017 - 1:22 pm Reply

      Hi Joanne, This particular recipe suggests using 1/4 cup of the base carrier oil with 1-3 drops of the essential oil. If you have sensitive skin, further dilution may be needed. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Trevor February 25, 2017 - 12:48 pm Reply

    This recipe sounds amazing! Young Living has a lot of DIY recipes I want to try for cleansing and moisturizing my face and skin. But is there any DIY YLEO recipes you recommend for opening up pores and completely washing out or absorbing whiteheads and blackheads? I’ve used many different acne products out there and peel of masks but none work. I really want to use essential oils so I don’t put any chemicals on my skin. So any suggestions of what YL oils to use or what the best recipe is? Thanks!

    • Young Living February 28, 2017 - 3:23 pm Reply

      Hi Trevor, We recommend reviewing our essential oils and skin care products and discussing the use of these products with a dermatologist for specific recommendations for your skin type! Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Sally Wong September 27, 2016 - 8:07 am Reply

    I read that most essential oils should be diluted to 1-20 (5%). But when I read this recipe it states 1-3 drops which could be the difference between 1-20 and 1-7 (if I’m right). What would you recommend?

    • Young Living October 13, 2016 - 2:30 pm Reply

      Hi Sally, We recommend following the usage directions as listed on the individual labels. This particular recipe suggests using 1/4 cup of the base carrier oil with 1-3 drops of the essential oil. If you have sensitive skin, further dilution may be needed. If you have further concerns, we suggest speaking with a dermatologist about the use of essential oils. Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Paula September 18, 2016 - 8:40 pm Reply

    If I want to make a batch of this cleansing blend ahead of time, how long will it stay good?

    • Young Living September 27, 2016 - 10:02 am Reply

      Hi Paula, We recommend making the cleansing recipe at the time it is going to be used and making a new batch for the next time! Thanks for stopping by with your question!

  • Jennifer Brenzel May 18, 2016 - 7:08 am Reply

    I love love love the rose ointment too!! If you haven’t tried it it’s amazing!

  • stella May 11, 2016 - 7:17 am Reply

    I have mature skin so most products are for moisturizing. However I have OILY skin and those products are horrible for me…trying to find something to cleanse and uplift skin that doesn’t over moisturize my already oily skin…any ideas? I use Geranium now but not a lot of difference…

    • Young Living May 11, 2016 - 3:17 pm Reply

      Hi Stella, Excellent question! We would recommend experimenting to see what works best for you. The recommendations in this post for Oily Skin may be beneficial for you as the cleansing base oils suggested are also moisturizing.

    • Theboardrider October 1, 2016 - 10:03 pm Reply

      Hi Stella,

      I believe different people respond differently to many oils.

      That said, I swear by Argan Oil. It’s the base that I use in any skin related serum, and I’ll use it by itself as well.

      For about six months I’ve been using it on my face and hair and the results have been remarkable. I feel like I’ve discovered the fountain of youth!

      I am a 38-year old male, and I have naturally oily skin. The beauty of Argan to me is that after 3-4 minutes of application, it’s as if I never put on anything with regard to my face feeling oily. I can rub my finger across my forehead and it will get stuck because it feels so dry!

      Two stories….I went to a professional license renewal class that went on about two weeks. There were people of all ages in there, well at least from about 25-60. One day at lunch two friends I had made, both of whom were mid-20’s suddenly said to me “how do you look so young? Seriously you look younger than we do and we’re 10 years younger. The girl said I had the skin of a 22-year-old. This wasn’t always the case…but sure enough I went home and looked at myself with these comments in mind, and dangit, they were right! I do look younger than I have in years….

      As I said I use it on my hair as well. I went to get a cut after about 5 months of using it and just trimming my hair at home. I wear it medium length and can get away with it. Well, the hairdresser is a friend and has been cutting my hair for 15 years. As he got busy cutting away, he stopped suddenly and said “what have you been doing? Look at these clumps of hair?” My hair has been oily, and thin since I was a kid…my friends teased me in high school calling it “french-fry,” hair. Sure enough I look on the ground and there’s these large clumps of hair that look like they would have come from Jon Stamos head, not mine!

      It’s funny because same as my face, I hadn’t noticed until this…but sure enough, my hair has almost transformed from thin, oily hair, into thick and lush hair. And the slow receding that began in my early 30’s has become a thing of the past. Now I see new baby hair springing up in front on a daily basis.

      Anyhow, I thought I’d share these stories and encourage you to experiment with Argan as a base.

      I have recently incorporated 10 drops of Pomegranate, and 5 drops each of Bergamot, Lavender, Frankincense, Myrrh and Geranium., mixed with 1 part jojoba and 2 parts Argan, all in a 2 oz bottle.

      It feels great and is continuing the results of the Argan alone, and who knows, but I like the idea of a mix of benefits.

      Good luck! Can’t go wrong with oils…

  • Sue March 26, 2016 - 5:48 pm Reply

    How often would you do this?

  • Letitia Jackson Polizzotti March 17, 2016 - 4:24 pm Reply

    I’ve been using the OCM (Oil Cleanse Method) for years, and will ALWAYS us this method! Best facial cleanser ever 🙂

  • Robyn Smillie February 11, 2016 - 1:10 am Reply

    I’m excited to try this! I think I’ll try olive oil and add a drop of frankincense, juniper and lavender.
    Sounds like my skin will be in “Young Living heaven”.

  • Jamie Fisher February 10, 2016 - 5:42 am Reply

    Bummer was just going to order the Art kit but it’s out of stock. 🙁 any idea when it will be back?

    • Young Living February 18, 2016 - 12:14 pm Reply

      Hi Jamie, The ART Skin Care System is temporarily out of stock due to supply restraints. You may find the information on the Out of Stock List in the Virtual Office useful in determining when an item may be available.

  • Jeanne February 7, 2016 - 4:58 pm Reply

    I just found a recipe for face cleanser.. I’m trying Lavender, Lemon and Melaleuca.

  • Sarah Lynch February 5, 2016 - 8:09 am Reply

    Sweet Almond, Argan & Avocado as a base oil(s)

    Frankincense, Lavender, Geranium, Bergamot, & Rose

    Love my Young Living Oils!

  • Amanda K February 4, 2016 - 8:29 pm Reply

    I like to use Lavendar, cedarwood, Tea Tree, and Frankincense oils for my skin care.

  • Anita February 4, 2016 - 1:13 pm Reply

    Could coconut oil be used?

    • Young Living February 4, 2016 - 2:55 pm Reply

      Hi Anita! Yes, coconut oil is great for use as carrier oil, if you would like.

  • Emma February 3, 2016 - 5:41 pm Reply

    Great way to support our beautiful skin

  • Eugeniya February 2, 2016 - 12:15 pm Reply

    A better question would be, which essential oil you will not be using on your skin.

    I love them all so much, and it is good to switch and combine products/essential oils.

    My favorite essential oils from the list above are Geranium, Frankincense and Myrrh.

    Young LIving already has such great creams and lotions for the face and skin – I use them as well.
    My favorite ones are Sensation and Essential Beauty Serum (dry). My son loves Lavender hand cream.

    My favorite facial cleanse is a refreshing Orange Blossom.

    I have many many other products, and love discovering new ones!

  • Penny golding member #'3507722 February 1, 2016 - 6:40 pm Reply

    Love knowing it’s 100% pure essential oils

  • Sarah McBride February 1, 2016 - 2:02 pm Reply

    I use Tea Tree, Lavender, Frankincense, Stress Away, Peace & Calming, Joy, and Cedarwood topically and love it! 🙂

  • Patty Anne Da'Cunha February 1, 2016 - 11:07 am Reply

    Frankincense, daily!

  • Carlotta Lalonde January 31, 2016 - 2:09 pm Reply

    I use the oils daily.

  • Tennye January 31, 2016 - 1:27 pm Reply

    I just ordered Myrrh with my ER points so I’m going to try frankincense, lavender, and myrrh.

  • Laura Pv January 31, 2016 - 11:00 am Reply

    I’ve been using Frankincense. Might need to try rose next!!

  • Cheryl January 30, 2016 - 5:08 pm Reply

    I’ve just made a coconut base with V6, and added 3-6 drops of these 4: Frankincense, lavender, elemi, melrose.

  • Carmen January 30, 2016 - 1:33 pm Reply

    If the ART system is available, then Yes that’s my choice, but unfortunately it’s not always available!

  • Joan Errington, Lmt January 30, 2016 - 1:20 pm Reply

    I will be using as many oils as I can!

  • Susan January 29, 2016 - 9:15 pm Reply

    Frankincense is my favorite for EVERYTHING, but especially skin!

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