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I never thought I’d be making homemade face wash
I’ve made my own lotion a few times and I make all our hand soaps and Avery’s bath soap, but those seem so easy. The soap only has three ingredients and I use foaming bottles so it is pretty dang hard to mess it up. Face wash just seemed really…difficult. Most of the face wash I’ve bought at the store had a lot of ingredients, even the more natural options, so I had no idea what I needed or in what amounts.
I recently spent over $25 on an all-natural face wash and, while I loved it, that was a pretty hefty price to pay for 2 ounces of face wash. I loved that it had minimal ingredients, but I didn’t love the price tag. I decided to purchase similar ingredients and play around with the recipe until I settled on something I liked.
Let me tell you, though, it took quite a few tries before I got this right. This face wash also has some moisturizing oils in it, so the first batch left my face feeling too greasy. Not really how I want to feel right after washing my face. I’ve been making this purifying face wash for a while now and I finally concocted the perfect recipe! I’m basically a mad (natural) scientist.
This homemade face wash is gentle, purifying & moisturizing
This face wash is full of beneficial, all-natural ingredients. Let’s take a look:
Baby Unscented Castile Soap
It has a ton of uses (I also use it in our hand soap and some cleaning products) and it is super-gentle. It contains no synthetic dyes, fragrances or preservatives and it is safe and effective for most any skin type. I prefer Dr. Bronner’s brand, which is available on Amazon.
Jojoba oil is highly moisturizing and non-irritating for most skin types. It closesly resembles the oil that is naturally produced by our own skin and it even has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Pure Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is naturally soothing and hydrating. It is very gentle, making it another great ingredient for all skin types.
I’ve never used a clay face wash before, but I have used a lot of clay masks. I did a little research and learned that clay helps to draw impurities out of the skin, reducing redness and blemishes.
All of the products you need to make 10 to 15 refills of this face wash are available on Amazon.
Essential oils have a wide range of healing properties and you can play around with different combinations in your face wash. When using essential oils, always do a small patch test first on the back of your hand to test for possible sensitivity. These are my three favorites for skincare:
Frankincense essential oil is my favorite essential oil to support healthy, younger looking skin. It naturally keeps skin looking young with its smoothing and healing properties.
Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
Melaleuca is wonderful for keeping skin clear by soothing redness and cleansing away the everyday dirt and grime that builds up on skin.
Lavender is calming and relaxing to skin. It also provides a lovely smell for this face wash.
You could use one of these essential oils, or any combination of the three depending on your needs. I prefer a mix of 10 drops of melaleuca and 10 drops of lavender.
Do you make any of your own beauty products? I’d love to hear about it!