Oil cleansing method

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The oil cleansing method, often abbreviated to OCM, is a system for cleaning a human face using oil(s).[1] Sometimes, oils can be mixed; one example is 50% extra virgin olive oil and 50% castor oil.[2] This mixture can be optimized based on skin type and personal preference. Oily skin can make use of a larger proportion of castor oil.[2] Other oils that are commonly used are mineral oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil, and grapeseed oil.[citation needed]

In this beauty treatment, the oil is rubbed into skin for approximately two minutes. Next, a warm, damp microfiber wash cloth is used to wipe off the excess oil.[2] Applied sparingly, oil may be used to moisturize the skin after the cleansing oil has been removed from the face.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Russell, John D. A Woman's Guide to Better Health and Beauty. IH Distribution LLC. p. 71. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Oxenreider, Tsh (2010-10-25). Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living. F+W Media, Inc. pp. 219–220. ISBN 9781440313608. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 

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