Best SOAP FREE CLEANSER for OILY SKIN – “DIY Non-Foaming Facial Cleanser”

Searching a right cleanser that suits our skin is quite a task. Especially for oily skin, finding a facial cleanser that is not over drying the face by removing even the required sebum on our face and not over moisturizing that our face starts looking oily from the next hour of washing face. But why look for commercial face washes that neither does good not bad (though it may, in the long run.) to your skin, when nature has gifted us with some amazing ingredients that can take care of our skin in a more safer way. I know you are here today, because you wanted some “soap-free” cleanser that can gently cleanse your face without striping off your needed sebum on the skin.  Cheers to your natural skin care transition step and so here goes the recipe of best soap free cleanser for oily skin.

Though I use my secret facial cleanser for dark spots removal twice every week and Vedi’s castile soap the rest of the days for cleansing my skin, I observed that my face is more oily in these summers. So I had to replace my soap-free cleanser with the one that can suck out the excess oil and make my skin look fresh and clean.

And believe me, this is one of the best soap free cleanser for oily skin that I have ever tried. even thought the ingredients that I have chosen were very minimal and easily available, the impact that my skin has due to this cleanser was more than I expected.

I though if it worked for me the it will surely work to you guys too. So all the Oily skin beauties.. get ready to DIY one the best soap free cleanser for oily skin that you will fall in love with.

How to prepare the Best Soap Free Cleanser For Oily Skin

To Prepare this Soap free cleanser you will only need these 3 amazing ingredients. I will talk about the benefits of each of this ingredients at the en of this recipe. Don’t miss out to know about them.

All you need is:

1. Powdered Oats

2. Wild crafted/organic Rose powder

3. French green clay

4. Organic Lemon essential oil (optional)

5. A whisk and a mixing bowl to mix all these ingredients well.


Recipe: DIY Best Soap Free cleanser for oily skin

1. Take one tablespoon of Powdered Oats into a mixing bowl and add one tablespoon of Organic Rose petal powder into it.

2. Now the tricky part is adding French Green Clay in the right proportion. If your face gets oily quickly and your entire face stays super oily/greasy there after, then you may need to add one and half tablespoon of this clay. If your face is oily but not greasy and gets oily only at some places like T-Zone or chin, then add 3/4th tablespoon of this clay. The point to note here is,  Clay draws out the excess oil from your face and keeps it well cleansed for hours. If your face gets too oily, it is better to add a little more French Green clay into this recipe and if gets not too oily then reduce the amount to 3/4 – 1 tablespoon. I am adding 3/4th of a tablespoon here as my skin is not that oily that it used to be be 2 years because of using commercial face washes and soaps.

Read: How to bring back your normal skin with “Just Water Cleansing” method and get rid of Oily skin forever

Also this: Do you know the exact reasons of why your skin gets oily all the time?

And this: Are moisturizers good for oily skin? How to choose the Right one for your skin

3.Mix all the ingredients well  and add 6 drops of Lemon essential oil into it and whisk it well so that there are no lumps formed. You can skip this step if you do not have lemon essential oil with you at present. But don’t miss if you have it.


4. Store this mixture in an air tight container and label it as “Rosy Clay cleanser”. I label my jars because i like to experiment with different cleanse from time to time and I need to know what is there in which jar for using it later.

Add Voila..! Your Super easy, Best soap free cleanser for oily skin is ready for use.

Storage instructions:

This can be stored for 4-6 months at your shelf. Make sure that it away from sunlight and water. If any kind of moisture is in, the the cleanser will develop bacteria and mold that you cannot even notice either through foul odor or looks until it is rotten so bad.

Use a spoon or a spatula to take the required amount of the cleanser into your dry hand and close the jar. Do not put this cleanser in your wash/bath rooms also.


Now before I tell you how this cleanser will work for your skin, let’s see how each of the ingredients in it works like magic for oily skin.


Oats have natural saponin content (that greasy lubricant kind texture) which makes an excellent choice to wash your face with it.

Oats are once such grain that can be used by all skin types. It doesn’t dry, strip away the natural oil or inst overpowering. So it makes a perfect ingredient for dry, oily and sensitive skin respectively.

Rose Petal Powder:

Rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the redness of irritated skin, get rid of acne, dermatitis and eczema. It also makes your skin glowy and dewy. It rejuvenates the skin cells and lightens it.

It also Delays aging by preventing Oxidative stress in skin cells that promotes youthful and glowing skin.

French Green clay:

French green clay also called as sea clay that is super enriched with minerals and negative charge, that can draw the impurities just like a magnet.

As we know that most of the clays have an cleansing effect as it draws out the excess oil and gives you a nice cleansed effect, but unlike other clays French green clay has an excellent ability to exfoliates your skin to remove dead skin cells, black heads and even white heads off your skin.

One of the amazing benefit of this green clay is high absorbency that has an ability to draw out the impurities twice its mass. The negative charge in this green clay attracts the impurities from our face that are mostly positively charged.

Lemon Essential oil:

Lemon Essential Oil is a natural detoxifier and contains antiseptic properties that aid in clearing up pimples and acne from the face. By doing so, lemon also tightens the skin, preventing wrinkles, and removes excess oils that clog pores and cause blackheads.

It is also well-known for its skin-brightening effects and thus clears up face to have an even skin tone.


As said, the commercial face washes not only disrupts the acid mantle on your skin but also age you more quickly, using non-foaming and soap free cleanser will help your skin retain moisture and helps to radiate brighter skin naturally.


Do try this simple DIY Soap free cleanser at your home today (if you have all the ingredients ready) and let me know how did u like it. Also, do follow me on Instagram @smartgirlsblog for more updates on skin and hair care routines that I will share with you all.


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