Updated: May 7
Creating a DIY face wash was one of the first things I wanted to figure out when I initially started making body care products. I wanted something clean and organic where I could pronounce the ingredients. I spent a TON of time looking up recipes, trying different combinations, and rejecting pretty much everything for one reason or another. After months of experimentation I figured out one that I really liked though!
I use Lavender Essential Oil in it, because it has so many benefits for our skin. You may want to consider adding Tea Tree if your skin is prone to breaking out, or Frankincense if you are fighting the signs of aging. There are endless ways to tweak this recipe to meet your needs!
I also use Green Tea Extract. Green Tea is known for it's antioxidant benefits. What does this mean for your skin? Antioxidants fight the effects and work to repair the damage that free radicals like the sun's UV rays, air pollution and environmental toxins cause. It also has a small amount of naturally occurring caffeine in it which helps tighten the skin, making it appear younger.
Organic Foaming Face Wash Recipe
6.5 oz Organic Castile Soap
1.5 tbs fractionated organic coconut oil
1.5 tbs organic jojoba oil
2 droppers full organic green tea extract
4 drops vitamin E oil
12 drops Lavender EO
8 oz distilled water
Stir all ingredients together slowly but thoroughly, leaving out the water to start. Once all other ingredients have combined, add in water and slowly stir.
Makes 16 oz of face wash.
Currently drinking: Coffee with Cinnamon Bark EO
Currently diffusing: Lemon Myrtle and Lavender
A few notes!
*Always use distilled water. Tap water contains bacteria which will greatly lower the shelf life of your product.
*Use glass because it better preserves and protects the oils. Dark or colored glass is always better than clear glass because oils can be damaged by the UV rays allowed to penetrate a clear glass bottle.
*Vitamin E contains natural preservative qualities. Not only is it great for your skin, but it will lengthen the shelf life of your homemade products.
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I personally only use and recommend therapeutic grade essential oils. I use Young Living oils which can be purchased through this link.
If you'd like to learn more about why I've chosen this brand in particular, check out my blog post talking about essential oils.