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Face washing 101

How you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance. Follow these tips from dermatologists to help you keep your face looking healthy.

How you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance. Follow these tips from dermatologists to help you keep your face looking healthy.

Use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser that does not contain alcohol.

Wet your face with lukewarm water and use your fingertips to apply cleanser. Using a washcloth, mesh sponge, or anything other than your fingertips can irritate your skin.

Resist the temptation to scrub your skin because scrubbing irritates the skin.

Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel.

Apply moisturizer if your skin is dry or itchy. Be gentle when applying any cream around your eyes so you do not pull too hard on this delicate skin.

Limit washing to twice a day and after sweating. Wash your face once in the morning and once at night, as well as after sweating heavily. Perspiration, especially when wearing a hat or helmet, irritates the skin. Wash your skin as soon as possible after sweating.

If you have questions or concerns about caring for your skin, you should make an appointment to see a board-certified dermatologist.

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Self-care can take many simple forms, like washing your face. Rinsing away the day’s stressors can do more than nourish your complexion—the ritual can help you find your center, enveloping you with a sense of calm and well-being. When you use a natural DIY face wash, the feeling is even better, as you can handpick ingredients that suit your skin’s current mood. If have mercurial skin, sometimes dry, sometimes acneic, DIY face wash might make sense for your skincare regimen, especially if you make it in micro-batches for single use.

You won’t need any chemical preservatives for these micro-batch DIY face wash formulas, which can give you peace of mind. These recipes are also made without a foaming agent, so they’re naturally gentle on every skin type. “The common foaming agent used in cosmetics, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is known for stripping the epidermal barrier, leading to irritation,” says Benisha Wiliams, a medical esthetician who has trained with leading cosmeceutical skincare brands. “I advise against all use of this surfactant, regardless of skin type.”

Ahead, we share formulas for DIY face wash for all skin types: acneic, oily, dry, combination, and balanced, with expert tips on secret hero ingredients you can find in your pantry.

Micro-Batching Is Key

Celebrity aesthetician and dermatological nurse Natalie Aguilar says that one of her main concerns about a DIY face wash is that “natural products spoil really quick, usually within 72 hours.” Therefore, she that it is important to make sure that your DIY cleanser has at least one natural preservative, “unless you plan on making a fresh batch each time you wash your face.”

Some natural preservatives include honey, vitamin E oil, coconut oil, and aloe vera.

This is where micro-batching comes in. Alexia Wambua, founder of the clean beauty brand Native Atlas, a line that launched from the treatment room, loves micro-batching. “This way, you can incorporate add-ins tailored to how your skin is acting,” she says.

Here’s What You’ll Need

Start with a base. Incorporate add-ins depending on your skin concerns.

  • African black soap
  • Yogurt or honey
  • Dry clay
  • Add-ins according to skin type

To make a DIY face wash with a gel base, your best bet is to use a basic soap. “It’s more challenging to make gel completely from scratch that has efficacy,” explains Wambua. “It needs binders.” Instead, she suggests using African black soap in unscented liquid form. If you prefer a more milky skin-feel, add yogurt until you reach desired consistency. Honey can also be used to thicken the base, but can be challenging to work with since it’s so sticky.

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One of Wambua’s hero ingredients when it comes to DIY face wash is Aztec bentonite clay powder. “I love working with clay because it helps electrically recharge the cells with negative ions,” she says, adding that clay can help purify the water we use to cleanse our faces. Plus, using clay she says, is “similar to how you feel after a thunderstorm if you walk outside or stand on the beach and walk barefoot. You are becoming grounded and breathing in negative ions which is why it feels so good.” Although people think of clay as something that needs to harden to be effective, the opposite is actually true. “To activate clay, keep it wet, that way it draws out impurities,” says Wambua. Just another reason it makes for an effective cleanser.

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Depending on skin type, blend in an add-in as desired.

Acneic Skin Add-In

Wambua likes using activated charcoal for acneic skin. “Buy in capsule form and break it to mix into your DIY face wash.” It’s a magnet for bacteria, she says.

Oily Skin Add-In

For oily skin, Wambua suggest using apple cider vinegar or tea tree as an add-in, “boosting the antimicrobial power” of the DIY face wash while soaking up excess oil.

Dry Skin Add-In

Aloe is a natural humectant that can add moisture to dry skin, according to Wambua.

Combination Skin Add-In

Turmeric is another hero ingredient for Wambua, as it’s “filled with antioxidants, is brightening, and decreases inflammation,” which makes it ideal for combination skin.

Balanced Skin Add-In

A rose toning mist can be incorporated into the face wash, as it keeps skin naturally plump.

Tip for Washing with DIY Face Wash

Aguilar suggests first removing makeup using an “appropriate makeup remover such as wipes, micellar water, cleansing oils or milks. Then start massaging the skin in gentle circular motions.”

According to Aguilar, warm water helps to soften the pores making it easier to facilitate a deep clean. Using hot water to cleanse can scorch and irritate your skin and can really dry you out. Using cold water will tighten the pores and will make it more difficult to get a nice, deep cleanse.

Ingredients to Avoid

The golden rule of DIY face wash is to keep your formula simple. “My concern when it comes to creating a DIY face wash is the final chemistry of the product,” says Aguilar. “The more ingredients you mix, the more you are changing the chemistry. Sometimes ingredients don’t go well together and can end up doing quite the opposite. The wrong chemistry can be irritating to our skin. There is a reason why cleansers are labeled pH balanced.”

She adds that reactive skin, also known as sensitive skin, is usually irritated by “fragrances, alcohols, potent essential oils, parabens and abrasive materials such as walnut shells, fruit pits, or pumice.” So, it’s best to stay away from anything with grit. Similarly, Williams advises people to stay away from peppermint or citrus. “With sensitivity, it’s also advisable to steer clear of ingredients with astringent properties, such as glycolic, salicylic acid, and denatured alcohol,” she explains.

How to Store

When it comes to storing your DIY face wash, even if it’s for a few days (it’s not recommended you keep for longer than three days) Williams suggests using a pump dispenser. “Pots with open screw top lids can enable transference of bacteria.” Aguilar adds, “Most natural homemade cleansers should be stored like food. Out of the sun and in a refrigerator. It’s best to write the date you created the product on the bottle as to not use past it’s time.”

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Over the past few years, as I turn to non-toxic skincare products, I’ve learned that there are a number of simple and natural ways to wash the face. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly approach to natural wellness, or just love making products, today’s post is for you.

Over the years, I’ve used every single face wash featured in today’s post. First, I started with oil cleansing, then I moved on to a honey and castile soap face wash. Honey and oil are definitely my skin’s favorite ingredients, so, last year, I started using a honey and aloe cleanser. Just recently, I started adding cleansing grains to my face wash routine.

I keep my face wash routine simple. I only use a face wash at night to wash away the dirt, oils, and makeup that come in contact with my skin throughout the day.

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When you make skincare products at home, you can experiment with what works best for you. And that’s why this post offers a few different face wash options, all of which are made with similar nourishing ingredients.

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How to Naturally Wash Your Face

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1. Face Wash

This soapy face wash provides the suds that many folks desire in a face or body wash thanks to castile soap. The castile soap is paired with honey, a nourishing oil, and a bit of distilled water. The end result is a soapy cleanser that’s gentle on the skin and tough on dirt.

Practical Use

If you’re looking for a cleanser that’s similar to a soap-based, store-bought product, this is a good option. For some folks, castile soap may be too drying.

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2. Honey and Aloe Cleanser

This cleanser is very different than the face wash recipe since it doesn’t rely on any soap. No soap means no suds. This cleanser is great for my sensitive skin because it’s incredibly gentle, but still washes away unwanted dirt and oils.

This cleanser is made with only three ingredients: honey, aloe vera, and a nourishing oil. Honey, the active ingredient in this face wash, is naturally rich in antibacterial and probiotic properties. Honey is also gentle on sensitive skin, but tough enough to remove dirt and other impurities.

Practical Use

This is my top recommendation for a homemade face wash. I absolutely love this stuff. But I know that everyone is different, and some folks don’t like the idea of a sticky cleanser. If the sticky consistency and lack of suds doesn’t bother you, then I highly recommend this recipe.

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3. Cleansing Grains

Cleansing grains are a very new-to-me product. The grains are made from blended oats, herbs, and clay. The final product is a 3-in-1 style cleanser that may be used as a daily face wash, mask, or scrub.

Cleansing grains are also great to use for manual exfoliation. After using the grains, your skin should feel clean and smooth.

Practical Use

The beauty of this face wash is that it doesn’t contain any water or ingredients that could reduce the shelf-life of the product. This means that you can make a batch of cleansing grains, and store them in your medicine cabinet for a long time. Yes, there’s a bit more work involved each night, since you’ll need to keep a small bowl and mixing spoon in your bathroom to mix the grains with a liquid.

If you’re looking for a gentle cleanser that also provides exfoliation, without being sticky (hello, honey), this is a good option. I also think this face wash would be perfect for someone who travels, since the grains may be stored in a baggie.

Honorable Mentions

The first three face wash options (above) are my top picks, but they aren’t the only face wash options in the Live Simply archives. Let’s talk about two more options.

1. Oil Cleansing

Oil cleansing was all the rage a few years ago. This face wash only relies on one ingredient: nourishing oil. I understand cleaning your face with oil feels counterintuitive. Trust me, I get it. Here’s the important fact to remember: oil dissolves oil. Applying oil to the skin washes away dirty (bad) oils, and replenishes the beneficial ones.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this “face wash,” it just wasn’t for me. I used the oil cleansing method for a few months, but never felt like my skin was super clean. Some people absolutely love this face wash method, and others don’t.

2. Reusable Facial Cleansing Wipes

This face wash option was created to be a replacement for the travel-friendly facial wipes sold in stores. Since this face wash was shared to be more of a use-it-when-you-need-something-for-travel option, I’m listing it here as an “honorable mention.” Some readers use these wipes as a nightly face wash, so if you’re looking for something that’s more of a pre-moistened wipe/cloth, this face wash may be a good option.

Store-Bought Options for Face Cleansers / Face Wash

Want more non-toxic and natural face cleanser/ face wash options? This post is dedicated to exactly that. I share my favorite store-bought and homemade face cleanser / face wash options, what to look for in a face wash, and more.

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There are so many wonderful ways to naturally wash and care for your face. Do you have a favorite face wash? I would love to hear about it.

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For over two years, I played around with the idea of creating a natural body care resource. For almost two years, I put off the work involved in doing so. There was something that seemed so daunting, so big, about creating such a product. And then, last year, it dawned on me, “If I’m feeling overwhelmed about creating a resource about natural body care, then I can only imagine how my reader friends, particularly, my friends that are new to natural wellness must feel. There’s so much information out there–blogs, Pinterest, and even books–but it’s all so overwhelming.”

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It was at that moment that I had a clear vision for the resource I wanted to create; a resource that simplified natural body care. A resource that was not only about making products, but also how to make the switch to less-toxic body care products, and how to purchase quality products. I wanted to create a resource that helped my reader friends feel confident when purchasing natural body care products (and reading ingredient lists), or making products at home with good-for-you ingredients. I wanted to create the resource I wish I had when I first started this journey.

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After months and months of endlessly working on this vision, and spending weeks going through the editing process, my body care guide/digital book was finally ready to share. The digital book launched at the end of December.

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One of my favorite recipes in the book is the Basic Foaming Face Wash. It’s the perfect example of the kind of recipes found in the book–simple, practical, and easy to make. (By the way, along with sharing my favorite recipes, I also share product suggestions for everything from shampoo to makeup and everything in between. Because living a more natural lifestyle isn’t about “doing it all” or “making it all.” Natural living is just as much about simplifying as it is about using more natural products.)

This recipe is made by simply combining three ingredients: liquid castile soap, a nourishing oil, and water. The recipe makes only a small amount of the final product because it’s best to make small batches when working with a water-based product that doesn’t contain a preservative.

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Castile soap is a concentrated vegetable-based soap made from ingredients that you can actually pronounce. The soap is gentle on the skin and effective in the fight against dirt and unwanted germs. Dr. Bronner’s is a very a popular brand of castile soap, and there are quite a few other brands now available. Castile soap can be used to clean just about anything and everything: your face, your laundry, and even your stinky dog. Liquid castile soap can be drying on its own, so it’s best to dilute it with water. I also like to add a nourishing oil, for the the moisturizing benefits, when it’s used on the face.

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I personally like to use sweet almond oil, since it’s a light oil and it works well with a variety of skin types. If sweet almond oil is used, the face wash may be used as a spritz (using a spray bottle). This is my favorite way to apply a soapy face wash (a method that I learned from using Luminance Skincare’s Delicate Cleanser).

Another nourishing oil may be used in place of the sweet almond oil, too. Other good options are: olive oil or jojoba oil. Since the recipe makes such a small batch, it’s easy to tweak the recipe each time you make it (for example: using a different oil).

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Finally, one last note. If you find this face wash to be too drying for your skin, then you’ll want to dilute, dilute, dilute. Try diluting the soap with more water, or adding just a small amount of extra oil. You can also customize this very basic recipe with aloe, honey, or a hydrosol (in place of the water). Let’s talk about four simple ways to customize this basic recipe.

Four Ways to Customize Homemade Face Wash

Hydrosol: A hydrosol adds beneficial herbal properties and a pleasant scent to this face wash. Replace the water with 2 tablespoons of hydrosol. My favorite option is rose hydrosol (rose water). Other options, include: lavender, calendula, and chamomile.

Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe is used to soothe and calm inflammation. Add 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel to the face wash, or more if desired. Fresh aloe will spoil within a day or two, so I recommend looking for a store-bought option with a minimal amount of (natural) preservatives.

Honey: Honey is rich in antioxidants and it contains antibacterial properties. Add 1-2 tablespoons of honey to the final soap, and gently shake to combine the ingredients. If you add honey you won’t be able to use the face wash in a spray bottle.

Essential Oils: Add 6-12 drops of your favorite skin-friendly essential oil (or a mixture of essential oils, for a total of 6 drops) to the nourishing oil. Combine the oil and soap (along with any other custom ingredients mentioned above). My favorite options: lavender (sensitive skin and acne-prone skin), tea tree (acne-prone skin), frankincense (aging skin), geranium (aging skin), or sandalwood (aging skin).

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DIY All Natural Foaming Face Wash Recipe

I have found it, better yet… I have created the BEST All Natural Face Wash out there!

For years I have been in search of a face wash that doesn’t dry my skin, doesn’t make it too oily and for one that isn’t made with toxic chemicals…. guess what? It doesn’t exist at an affordable price UNLESS you make it yourself!

Want to know the best part? It is super easy to make, it’s affordable and it will take you less than 5 minutes to make and will last you for months and months!

Oils Featured In This All Natural Foaming Face Wash Recipe

I am featuring 3 oils in this recipe. Here are a few details on each of them and why I choose to use these oils.

Coconut Oil – the fatty acids in coconut oil are incredibly beneficial for your skin and protecting your skin against acne.

Coconut oil is the source of two of the most powerful antimicrobial agents found in food. These two antimicrobial powerhouses are Capric Acid and Lauric Acid. They are the same acids that are found in breast milk which keep newborn babies protected from infections. When these are applied on the skin, some microbes (good ones) present on the skin convert these acids into Monocaprin and Monolaurin, respectively. This helps to replace the protective acid layer on the skin which is removed through constant washing and wiping by frustrated teenagers. Basically, without the microbial infection, acne cannot develop! Not only external application, but also internal consumption of coconut oil will give you a similar level of protection, but direct application is usually suggested.

Geranium Essential Oil – Geranium essential oil is one of my most treasured oils. It has a very pleasant smell, similar to the rose, that is very uplifting to the mood.

Geranium is incredible for dry skin and is perfect for individuals who have sensitive skin. It helps fight acne, is an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory oil that is refreshing and relaxing to the skin.

Geranium oil has been used for many many years to fight wrinkles. It may balance the sebum, which is the fatty secretion in the sebaceous glands of the skin that keeps the skin supple. (source)

Sandalwood Essential Oil – Sandalwood has antibiotic properties and helps aid in creating skin that is free and clear from bacteria and viruses.

Sandalwood naturally softens the skin leaving it smooth and silky, and offers relief for those suffering from oily skin. It even outs your dry and/or oily skin to create the soft and natural glow to your skin.

It also is the perfect agent to fight stubborn acne. When you create a skin that isn’t too oily or that isn’t too dry, you create a skin with a proper balance of moisture and this will aid in helping clear up acne.

So let’s get to this incredible all natural foaming face wash recipe, alright?

By Andrea Vaughan | Updated on August 30, 2020

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Perhaps the most infamous of the homemade face washes, and the first one I was introduced to, is the Oil Cleansing Method. This method consists of washing your face with oil (typically olive or castor) and sometimes a blend of essential oils. I

t seems counter-intuitive (you want me to clean my skin with oil?!), but for many people, this face wash is simple and works wonderfully for their skin.

The oil cleansing method (OCM) has been wonderful for my skin type (dry), because it cleans and purifies my skin, without stripping my skin of its natural oils. My skin, which was habitually dry, has never looked healthier than when I use the OCM as a homemade face wash.

But I know the OCM isn’t for everyone. I have friends who have tried it, and it just didn’t work for their skin type. But not to fear, you don’t have to revert back to the chemical-laden commercial washes if the OCM doesn’t work for you!

There are plenty of other homemade face wash recipes to pick from, which combine simple and natural ingredients to give your skin the best nutrients it needs to keep your face shining brightly.

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Homemade Face Wash

Homemade Face Wash with Castile & Chamomile

  • 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
  • 1/4 cup chamomile tea (brewed)
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 5 – 10 drops of essential oils (optional)

Combine ingredients in a small bowl, and transfer into a small bottle. Use as you would any facial wash. Keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator, then make a new batch.

Tea Tree Oil Homemade Face Wash

  • 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
  • 1 cup of distilled water
  • 10 drops of tea tree oil

Combine ingredients in a small bowl, and transfer into a pump bottle (may work best with a foaming bottle).

I use tea tree oil in almost all of my face washes, because it is an antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory (source). This may be especially beneficial for skin types that are prone to acne, irritation and redness. (Note: always dilute tea tree oil in a carrier oil before applying directly to the skin).

Honey and Oatmeal Homemade Face Wash

  • 1/2 cup of uncooked oats
  • 2 tbsp honey (raw and local is best)
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops tea tree oil

In a food processor, process the oatmeal until almost a fine powder. Combine with the rest of the ingredients, and keep in a clean container with a lid. (This should stay good for about 2 weeks). Rub gently into face, using circular motions, for 1 minute, then rinse clean.

If you need a little more grit and scrubbing power with your homemade face wash, this is a good recipe, because there is a slight abrasiveness with the oats.

Activated Charcoal Homemade Face Wash

  • 1 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1 – 2 tbsp activated charcoal (about 5 capsules worth)
  • 1 tbsp baking soda

Combine the ingredients in a bowl, and store in a clean container with a lid (this should stay good for several months). When ready to use, spoon out a quarter-sized glob, and rub into skin for 1 minute. Rinse with warm water, and pat dry.

Coconut oil is amazing for the skin, and I have been a huge fan of activated charcoal for homemade teeth whitening. Activated charcoal is also known for absorbing toxins and poisons, and carrying them out of the body, so it makes sense that it could absorb and remove unwanted toxins from the face.

Homemade Face Wash with Honey

  • 1/4 cup vegetable glycerine
  • 1 tbsp honey (raw and local is best)
  • 1 tbsp liquid castile soap

Combine ingredients together in a small bowl, and transfer to a small bottle. Use as you would any other face wash.

This is a great face wash for cleansing and moisturizing for daily use.

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Once your skin is clean, check out these 13 simple exfoliating face scrubs, and these homemade facial masks!

Best Face Washes to Buy

I know sometimes the idea of DIY is more fun than actually creating a homemade product, so if you are looking for natural, healthy, and gentle facial cleansers that you can pick up and use, these are my favorite:

  • Probulin Probiotic Facial Cleansing Gel – great for any skin type, and free from all the bad stuff, like GMOs, sulfates, glycol, paraben, and phthalate.
  • insta natural Vitamin C Face Wash – if you have trouble with acne, this is an especially great cleaner, but it works for all skin types.

Kick your old face cleanser to the curb and make your own DIY face cleanser instead! This natural foaming face wash is perfect for all skin types — even the most sensitive skin! With just a few simple ingredients, this recipe is easy to make and even easier on your wallet.

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Have you ever stopped to read the ingredient label on your face cleanser? I’ll bet it would shock you.

I was certainly surprised when I read the ingredient label on my trusty drugstore face wash! When I flipped over the bottle for the first time ever, I saw three different parabens, two dyes, and a whole list of words I couldn’t pronounce.

But here’s the problem: I’ve struggled with super sensitive skin my whole life. This was THE ONLY face wash that didn’t make me break out in an itchy red rash. Even so, I knew that putting this product on my face once or twice a day wasn’t a good idea.

Luckily, I happened to stumble across a natural foaming face wash recipe in an essential oil magazine a couple months ago. Since I already had most of the ingredients on hand, I decided to tweak the recipe a bit and give it a try.

Honestly, I expected a super itchy red rash. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that my skin LOVES this DIY face cleanser! And the best part is that it only requires three simple ingredients to make!

Let me show you how you can make your very own DIY face cleanser so you can kick your old face wash to the curb too. It’s much easier than you think!

Also, don’t forget to download the free printable Natural Skin Care Recipe Guide at the end of this post! It includes this recipe and a few others so you can DIY a complete line of natural skin care products.

Is This Foaming Face Wash Right for Your Skin Type?

This natural foaming face wash is perfect for all skin types: dry, oily, acne-prone, and even the most sensitive skin!

The castile soap gently removes dirt, oil, and makeup without making your skin feel dry or tight, and the jojoba oil adds a moisturizing boost so your skin feels soft and nourished.

I actually prefer keeping the recipe plain since I use it to take off my eye makeup, but you can definitely customize it with essential oils to suit your particular skin type if you like.

Tea tree essential oil is great for oily and acne-prone skin, and frankincense essential oil is perfect for aging skin. You could add 5-10 drops of one of these oils if you want to get a little fancy with your face cleanser.

How to Make Your Own DIY Face Cleanser

Supplies Needed

  • 8-ounce foaming soap dispenser
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon – ВЅ teaspoon

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup distilled (or boiled then cooled) water
  • 1/3 cup unscented liquid castile soap
  • ВЅ tsp. jojoba oil

Directions

Pour all ingredients in a foaming soap dispenser and swirl to combine.

How to Use Your DIY Face Cleanser

Pump one or two pumps of foaming face cleanser into your palm and massage into wet skin. Rinse with warm water and immediately apply a face serum such as my DIY Face Oil.

This cleanser will remove eye makeup, although I’ve never tested it on waterproof mascara.

Also, you’ll have to swirl the bottle each time you use the face cleanser because the ingredients will separate.

FREE PRINTABLE NATURAL SKIN CARE RECIPE GUIDE

And now for that free printable natural skin care recipe guide I promised you earlier! You can get it here.

Wrapping It Up

So there you have it! Now you know how to make your very own DIY face cleanser out of a few simple ingredients that you may already have at home!

Your skin will love this natural foaming face wash, and I’m almost 100% certain that you’ll never go back to your old face cleanser after trying this recipe.

And don’t forget to grab the free skin care guide so you can easily refer back to this recipe!

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What about you? Do you have another DIY face cleanser recipe that you love? Share it with me in the comments!

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Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a versatile substance that many people have used to care for both their skin and GI tract. While you can’t use ACV as a soap replacement, you can use it as a cleansing toner for your skin. If you aren’t sensitive to this substance, feel free to experiment with small amounts of ACV over 2-3 days throughout the week!

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Warning: If your skin ever stings or burns after you apply the toner, rinse it off right away. If your skin is sensitive to ACV, then this type of toner probably isn’t the best option for your personal skincare routine.