Review: Handmade Naturals Face Cleansing Oil

Review Handmade Naturals Face Cleansing OilEver since I read Pampered Prince’s post on OCM I have been intrigued. For those not in the know OCM stands for Oil Cleansing Method. The idea behind this is you use oil to cleanse your face. It sounds so bizarre that it has you wanting to try it for yourself. Am I right? Being the lazy so and so that I am, rather than purchase oils to create my own tailor made cleanser.  I did shop around and noticed that several favourite sites stock Oil Cleansers. You may wish to take a look at Miss Polly, Karma Naturals, Solace Aromatherapy, Nude Skincare, Balm Balm, Le Belle & Innocent Oils.

I bought a cleansing oil from Handmade Naturals . I have mentioned this website before. It is a trusted site for me as all products are natural and free from synthetic ingredients. I have never been disappointed with any of the products I have purchase, Rossi makes lovely skincare. 

It was the ingredients that first appealed to me. This cleansing oil is made from Japanese Camellia, Rice Bran, Coconut oil and Monoi de Tahiti oil. It does not have essential oils which is a bonus as it cuts down the risk of irritation. Although unscented it has a faint scent of coconut, which I adore. 

The bottle has a spray top so the oil is easy to dispense and there is no concern with spillages. I have found about five pumps is sufficient to remove the amount of make up I wear (foundation & powder). This cleanser is very flexible you can use as little or as much as you desire. After massaging the oil into your skin you can simply wash it off or remove with cotton wool or cloths dampened with warm water or floral toner. Now you are probably thinking, as I did, oil is hard to remove so how easy is this going to be. Honestly it removes quickly without scrubbing, a couple of sweeps with a damp muslin cloth and I am not left with a greasy face. It is amazing how soft and clean my skin feels. Also there is no tightness nor have I suffered irritation or dry patches. 

I know I recommend a lot of cleansers, but I am genuinely impressed with this one and can see myself repurchasing. I highly recommend especially if you have sensitive and dry skin, like I do. Natural Handmade suggest that this is a multi purpose product and can be used as a moisturiser or hair oil. 

Have you tried OCM? What did you think?

Sarah x


  1. I have been waiting for this review. :) This is now on my to try list. I love the OCM but I am pretty lazy when it comes to mixing it up and sometimes I find it leaves to much of a residue so don't like to do it everyday. I have been using the mac cleanse off oil which I love but I wanted a more natural one, so this sounds perfect. I have just bought a REN balm to try first though. xx

    1. As long as I use a damp cloth then follow by toner I haven't experienced any greasy feeling and I am using morning and night. I look forward to hearing about the REN balm that is one I had my eye on a few months back after I didn't have success with their cream/lotion cleanser

  2. I do OCM almost everyday eventhough I live in tropical country(which people usually hate being greasy!).I have to remove my physical sunscreen which is pretty thick,only oil can do the removing well.I've read on that pampered prince blog,instead of using several oils I only use one oil:virgin coconut oil.It's the best I've ever tried!I've blogged about this before here:

    But I'll do other posts about this oil later.You can experimenting on oils,it's fun!:)

  3. Thanks for the comment. This cleanser has coconut oil in it, which I love. Coconut has a wonderful fragrance, it good to eat and great on skin. This cleansing method seems to work well for many from what I hear :)

  4. Funny, I was just thinking about how the Romans used to cleanse with oil the other day (don't ask why I was thinking about it - very random). It sounds like it might be a great way for me to cleanse my skin.

    1. I highly recommend, it really has taken me by surprise how well it works.


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