Oil Cleanser according to OCM For All Skin Types

Öl Cleanser nach der OCM

The thought of cleansing the skin with an oil cleanser after OCM sounds weird to most people. That one can care for dry skin with the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) makes sense. But for oily and impure skin? It does not feel like they fit together. However, OCM is a very effective cleaning method for all skin types. The method cleanses the skin deep into the pores, removes make-up, and cares for the skin.


With the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM), the face is only cleaned with oil. The oil acts as a natural “solvent” and gently cleanses the skin without destroying the protective film. Oils bind similarly composed ingredients well, which is why the cleansing oil binds make-up, excess sebum, and dirt and still leaves a protective film on the skin. This protective film ensures that no moisture is lost.

The OCM is based on the oil-dissolving oil method. Skin-make-up and eye make-up can be removed without rubbing the skin. Even waterproof mascara can be removed with the Oil Cleanser.


The basis for every oil cleanser after OCM is castor oil. Castor oil has a cleansing and anti-inflammatory effect. Castor oil should be a cold-pressed oil, as it contains more effective ingredients. However, if the oil is used in too high a concentration, it will dry out. Therefore, the Oil Cleanser also consists of a carrier oil. Oil is called a carrier oil when its proportion in the oil mixture is highest. The following concentration distribution is recommended for the different skin types:

Impure and oily skin: 60 ml vegetable oil | 40 ml castor oil
Normal and combination skin: 75 ml vegetable oil | 25 ml castor oil
Dry, mature and sensitive skin: 90 ml vegetable oil | 10 ml castor oil


Öl Cleanser Rohstoffe
Vegetable oils
base oil
castor oil
Base oil

The base oil should be a natural vegetable oil, which is selected for the own skin type. In the following, different oil cleanser formulations for different skin types with the appropriate carrier oils are presented.

Castor oil

Castor oil is very skin-friendly, has a very good penetrating power and softening properties. As an accompanying oil in body oils, it cares for dry, cracked, and brittle skin. Used pure, it lays a protective film against water and harmful substances on the skin.

3 drops of essential oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
Vitamin E

Vitamin E or tocopherols is a collective term for various vitamin E derivatives. It is used in cosmetics to protect oils from oxidation. As the vitamin is fat-soluble it can easily penetrate into the cornea. A high vitamin E content in the skin improves the hydration of the uppermost skin layer, smoothes the skin and thus eliminates minor wrinkles, weakens scarring, provides light protection against light, and acts against skin aging in deeper skin layers. Tocopherol is generally very well tolerated by all skin types, even in high doses.

The initial recipe is then adapted to the respective skin type.


Oil cleanser impure and oily skin

Vegetable oils
60 ml of safflower oil
40 ml of castor oil
Safflower oil

Due to the high content of linoleic acid, the light oil is quickly absorbed and does not form a film on the skin and is therefore very suitable for oily skin. The oil has an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect, which makes it suitable for use in cases of acne or skin diseases. In body care products the oil is often used because of its cell-renewing effect, its refatting properties and its protective function.

Here you can find other vegetable oils.

3 drops of essential rosemary oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
Rosemary essential oil

The essential oil of rosemary has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial effects and contains antibacterial and antimycotic substances. It is therefore well suited for the care of skin inflammations such as impurities. It also regulates oily skin. As the essential oil stimulates the blood circulation, it prevents hair loss and dandruff.

Here you can find other essential oils.

Oil cleanser normal and combination skin

Vegetable oils
75 ml of jojoba oil
25 ml of castor oil
Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil is frequently used in cosmetics because it cares for the skin and is absorbed by the skin almost without residue. Therefore no oily film remains on the skin. The oil is well tolerated by all skin types and has a moisturizing and antibacterial effect. Due to its good deep action, it regulates the moisture balance and makes the skin soft, smooth, and resistant at the same time. Those who are plagued by impure skin may be well advised to use jojoba oil. Its antibacterial effect prevents the spread of germs without drying out the skin at the same time.

Here you can find other vegetable oils.

3 of drops essential lavender oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
Essential lavender oil

The linalool, which is contained in large quantities in lavender oil, has an anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effect on the skin, thus preventing impurities. It also supports the healing of red pimple marks. Lavender oil can also help with more serious skin diseases such as psoriasis by preventing the further spread of psoriatic spots. In general, essential lavender oil renews the skin cells and accelerates the healing process of the skin. It can also be used for burns and sunburn. Essential lavender oil is suitable for all skin types.

Here you can find other essential oils.

Oil cleanser dry, mature and sensitive skin

Vegetable oils
90 ml of rosehip oil
10 ml of castor oil
Wild rose oil

Wild rose oil is a dermatologically very valuable oil which, due to its omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, has particularly good regenerating, cell-protecting and caring properties. It is very well absorbed by the skin and leaves no oil film on the skin. The oil helps the skin to retain moisture by protecting against transepidermal water loss. Due to the high plant-own content of vitamin E, it acts as a scavenger of radicals and thus counteracts skin aging and premature wrinkling of the skin. The oil is therefore ideally suited for the care of dry, mature, and also inflammatory skin. In combination with vitamin A acid, it is also very effective for burns, lightens pigmentation spots, and accelerates scar regression (also for older scars).

Here you can find other vegetable oils.

3 drops of essential myrrh oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
Essential myrrh oil

Essential myrrh oil has a healing effect on the skin. It strengthens the skin tone and prevents wrinkles by revitalizing the skin. It is particularly effective in healing wounds and is therefore well suited for treating acne. Myrrh oil is suitable for the care of cracked, brittle, or even chapped skin and eczema.

Here you can find other essential oils.

Application and shelf life

  • Put a few drops of the oil cleanser on a cotton pad.
  • Then gently cleanse the face with it. If you have a multi-stage cleansing program, we recommend using the oil cleanser to remove make-up.
  • Then wash the face again with a liquid cleansing gel such as the honey cleanser.
  • Finally, apply a night or day cream.

The oil cleanser lasts as long as the earliest perishable ingredient. So check the BBD of all ingredients.

Öl Cleanser nach der OCM

Oil cleanser according to OCM recipe

Recipe Details
  • base oil
  • castor oil
  • vitamin E oil
  • 3 drops of essential oil
  • Pump dispenser
  1. Mix the base oil, castor oil, vitamin E, and essential oil in a bowl.
  2. Pour into a pump dispenser or sterile bottle using a funnel.


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Liability: All stated effects are for information purposes only and do not replace a visit to the doctor. There is no guarantee for stated effects and skin compatibility of the raw materials and the end product. The production and application is at your own risk and responsibility.

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