Q & A on the Oil Cleansing Method

So, you’ve read through . . .

The Oil Cleansing Method: A How-To Guide for Clear, Radiant Skin and still have questions or you’ve been valiantly trying it for a number of weeks and look like a science experiment.

Ruh roh.

As you can see by the number of comments, the original post has become a beacon for those looking for more info on OCM.

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Jennifer Nervo is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner & teacher, and Aromatherapist. Her focus is on digestive, nervous, and immune system dysfunction and the fields of functional nutrition & psychoneuroimmunology. She works with all conditions and diseases including environmental and food allergies, autoimmune diseases, multiple chemical sensitivity, diabetes, eczema, anxiety, weight loss as a symptom of dis-ease, and gut-brain disorders like autism.

When she’s not herding her small troupe of monkeys or seeing clients, her free time is packed with researching and perfecting new wellness techniques (her not-so-secret passion). Jennifer is currently a group leader for the newest class of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners out of Ann Arbor, MI, studying for the national board exam in holistic nutrition, and running a combined distance and brick and mortar practice in metro Detroit. She’s also a homeschooling suburbanite, foodie, and mama to two littles and a schnoodle.

8 thoughts on “Q & A on the Oil Cleansing Method”

  • Can you use a carrier oil and EO that are both astringents? Or use two astringent carrier oils together? Can it be too drying for certain skin types? Thanks! ☺

    • You definitely can! The amounts and combinations used will help determine whether the combination is too drying for your skin. I would suggest to start slow to see how your skin responds.

  • My face started turning red and it felt very hot after cleansing my face with a mix of castor and grape seed oils. I believe the irritation was due to the inexpensive microfiber cloths that I had been using. Have you heard of that happening to someone? I do not normally have any skin sensitivities and since I switched to a different wash cloth my skin has been reacting better to the oils. Also, is there a specific type of cloth for sensitive skin? Thank you so much for helping me make this transition easier for my family and I!


    • I react with redness and burning from grapeseed oil, so that may be part of it. My favorite oils are jojoba and apricot seed oil. Microfiber can also definitely irritate sensitive skin. Mine is sensitive, so I know where you’re coming from! My favorite thing to cleanse with is 100% cotton prefold cloth diapers. They’re all natural and most brands are super soft.

  • Have you shared your recipe for your lotion balm? I just started washing with oils and am finding that my face is still somewhat dry afterwards. Thanks!

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