Coconut Face Cleanser

You might find it strange to cleanse your face with oil rather than a tingly toner or sudsy soap, but this oil-based cleanser will make your skin feel cleaner and look more radiant.  It is a proven fact that like dissolves like, and in this case, the dirty oil sitting on your skin is dissolved and removed by the oil in the cleanser.  This way, you will wipe away the pore-clogging layer without stripping your skin of its own natural moisture.  The neem oil in this cleanser will not only clean your skin; t will also improve your skin’s elasticity and protect against environmental damage.


Makes 3/4 cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes


1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

10 drops neem essential oil

juice of 1/2 lemon

5 drops tea tree essential oil

1 teaspoon honey


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, lemon juice, honey, and neem and tea tree essential oils.
  2. Transfer the cleanser to a small glass container with a lid.
  3. Store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.


TIP:   Pour about 1 tablespoon of cleanser in your palm and gently rub your hands together.  Apply the oil generously to your face avoiding your eyes, and massage into the skin for several minutes.  Let the cleanser sit on your face for 5 minutes and then use a clean cloth dunked in very warm water to gently wipe the oil cleanser away.  You might have to wring out the cloth once depending on how much cleanser you applied.

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