Balancing Moringa Oil Cleanser: a simple cleanser for oily skin made with soothing moringa and tamanu oils.
Oil cleansers can easily be tailor-made to specific skin-types by adjusting not only the ingredients, but the ratios of ingredients used within the formula. We boosted the proportion of castor oil in our Balancing Moringa Oil Cleanser to make the cleanser more drying than it would be in a typical oil cleanser recipe. This makes it more suitable for oily skin types.
While we did want the Balancing Moringa Oil Cleanser to be a little extra aggressive at controlling excess oil, we didn’t want it to be irritating. Often, users with oily skin also suffer from irritation, redness, and acne To help make the product more soothing, we chose moisturizing ingredients known for their balancing and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Swapping out the moisturizing oils is a great way to target your formula for a specific purpose. For example, if you wanted to focus your recipe on battling acne or bacteria, you could try including Neem Oil. Adding oil-soluble CO2 Extracts is another excellent way to enhance what would otherwise be a fairly simple formulation. Check out our selection of CO2 Supercritical Extracts for inspiration on targeting specific skin types or concerns.
About the Ingredients
This remarkable carrier oil contains a whopping 10% behenic acid, making it a highly nutritive and moisturizing ingredient. Moringa Oil has long been treasured for its unique ability to moisturize and balance the skin. This combination of qualities makes it well suited to formulations meant to condition oily skin types. Moringa can also act as a fixative in aromatic formulations, helping to stabilize the scents of natural aromatic ingredients such as Essential Oils and CO2 Extracts.
This exotic carrier oil has been a prized beauty ingredient in Asia and Polynesia for generations. Tamanu oil has a thick, super emollient texture known for soothing skin. In addition to providing moisture and conditioning, Tamanu may even help skin to retain moisture, making formulations longer lasting and more effective.
Black Castor Oil is made from the same types of seeds that produce the classic Pale Pressed Castor Oil most people are more familiar with. The only difference between the oils is that the seeds used to make Black Castor Oil are roasted before they are pressed. This gives Black Castor Oil a gorgeous deep mahogany color and a subtle characteristic scent. In traditional natural beauty circles, Black Castor Oil is believed to have superior moisturizing and conditioning abilities to Pale Pressed Castor Oil. However, from a formulation point of view the two ingredients seem much the same.
Balancing Moringa Oil Cleanser
Makes two 120-ml (4 ounce) bottles
- Gently warm moringa and tamanu oils, if needed, until they are fully melted and in a liquid state.
- Carefully measure each ingredient, then combine in mixing vessel and agitate until well blended.
- Transfer mixture to bottles
Usage & Packaging
- Our batch of Balancing Moringa Oil Cleanser looks great in our 4-Ounce Boston Round PET Bottles with Turret Caps. Bottles with Disc Caps or Flip Caps would work nicely as well.
- To use the oil cleanser, follow the steps described in our past blog post, Getting Started With the Oil Cleansing Method.
Shelf Life & Stability: Please note that the formulations featured here on The Natural Beauty Workshop have not been challenge tested for stability or shelf life, and may not be suitable for commercial use as-is. For more information on shelf life, stability, and working with preservatives, check out the following article from our Information Library.