Cleansing facial oil – eucalyptus + mint

30 min
Cleansing facial oil – eucalyptus + mint
A silky soft skin oil that smells pleasantly of herbs, gently refreshes and is suitable for cleansing the skin in the morning as well as removing make-up and removing impurities from the face throughout the day. Cheap, fast and gentle!More information
Ingredients for this recipe70g of macadamia oil13g of castor oil10g of Polysorbate 806g of cetyl alcohol0.5g of vitamin E0.5g of eucalyptus essential oil0.25g of peppermint essential oil
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This cleansing oil is seriously great. Thanks to the solubilizer, it mixes quickly and easily with water and is excellently washed off the skin. There is no risk of unsparing and unpleasant scrubbing, which does not benefit the skin at all. In addition, you can easily adjust its composition and aroma and make it from whatever you have on hand.

Approaching expiration date? Ideal!

We recently received an interesting question regarding oils and other raw materials that are eerily close to their use-by date. Sometimes there is nothing to use such raw materials for, but still (how could we not) we want to consume them all. If you have such oils or butters in your stash, slip them into your household cleaning products, use them to embellish your fizzy bath bombs, or make your own soap and other cleaning products, like this scented oil!

Reason and frugality in the first place

The base of the cleaning oil consists of carrier oils, which are united by one, perhaps surprising, common feature - low price. Why? The cleansing oil does not get very hot on your skin. The components contained in it after a short contact with the skin will be flushed down the sink and very quickly end up in the waste. It is therefore more than reasonable to use cheap oils or those that have expired and which, let's face it, we need to get rid of. :) We use a large amount of oils in the cleaning oil in a relatively short period of time. So hide cucumber seed or prickly pear oil in other products!


Perfect couple

Summer is here and with it (if the sun finally comes out) the desire to refresh and cool down. The combination of fresh eucalyptus radiata and sharp mint is more than suitable for the hot months. The scents complement each other beautifully - the eucalyptus softens the somewhat sharp mint, and the mint, on the other hand, adds freshness to the delicate eucalyptus. A great combination! Nevertheless, it is necessary to pay attention to the amount of essential oils. Here more than ever, less is more. Even a small amount of essence will cool and refresh the skin, and more could irritate it. So keep a light hand when dosing!


Density to one

You might wonder why we add cetyl alcohol to the cleaning oil. It is there to make the oil more viscous, smoother and easier to "work with". You can determine the amount of cetyl alcohol yourself and test what density of oil will make its use more pleasant. You can also omit cetyl alcohol completely if you want a liquid oil or if you want to speed up the production and avoid the formation of a water bath, or on the contrary increase its amount and work up to a very thick and viscous oil. It depends on you!


Whatever you choose for your ingredients, it only takes a few minutes to make. So let's get down to it!

What does it take?

We heat up

- 70 grams of macadamia / sunflower / hazelnut / safflower oil (or a mix of different oils that need to be consumed)

- 13 grams of castor oil

- 10 grams of Polysorbate 80

- 6 grams of cetyl alcohol

We are cooling

- 0.5 grams of vitamin E

- 0.5 grams of eucalyptus essential oil

- 0.25 grams of peppermint essential oil


How to do it?

Prepare a water bath (pour about 3 cm of water into the saucepan and heat it on the stove).

Weigh out all the ingredients from the heating phase into a heat-resistant bowl or mason jar and place the bowl in a water bath.

When the cetyl alcohol is dissolved, remove the dish from the water bath, dry it and mix its contents. Let the mixture cool for a few minutes.


After cooling, add vitamin E and essential oils to the mixture, mix well.

Then pour everything into a suitable 120 ml bottle. And it's done!

How to use it?

Mix a few drops of cleansing oil with water in the palm of your hand and apply to your face. Massage the face and then wipe it with a damp cosmetic cloth or make-up remover cotton balls or cotton tampons.

I want to make this but I don't have all the ingredients!

That being said, the choice of oils is entirely up to you and the state of your stock.

You can try replacing Polysorbate 80 with its younger brother Polysorbate 20.

Cetyl alcohol should be well replaced by stearic acid or soft butter, such as shea, mango or almond. For butters, however, add to the amount and for a viscous product, dose 10 to 20 grams. Alternatively, omit cetyl alcohol altogether, but consider liquid oil.

You can omit the essential oils or replace them with other favorite ones.


Raw materials
70g of macadamia oil
13g of castor oil
10g of Polysorbate 80
6g of cetyl alcohol
0.5g of vitamin E
0.5g of eucalyptus essential oil
0.25g of peppermint essential oil
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