DIY Beauty: All-Natural Homemade Face Wash

DIY natural face recipe wash via @poorandpretty

I have been testing my all-natural homemade face wash for about two months now, and I’m happy to say that it has performed better than any store bought product! Because it contains no harsh surfactants, it doesn’t strip away my skin’s natural oil. Rather, the jojoba oil and castile soap combine to gently remove dirt without drying out my face. It’s pretty fantastic, and perfect for those with sensitive or problem skin, dry or oily. See more details about each ingredient below.

DIY natural face recipe wash ingredients via @poorandpretty

You will need:

  • 1 8oz bottle — I recommend these.
  • a funnel
  • 1 cup castile soap — a very mild soap made from olive oil
  • 1 tbs jojoba oil — similar to our skin’s natural oils; it penetrates deeply without leaving an oily residue & is suitable for all skin types
  • 1 tsp rose floral water or rose hydrosol (they aren’t exactly the same thing, but pretty close) — works as an astringent to balance skin; fights acne
  • a few sprigs of fresh or dried rosemary — rosemary is an antiseptic and encourages cell regrowth
  • 11 drops of lavender essential oil — antiseptic, heals blemishes

DIY natural face wash via @poorandpretty

Place the funnel on top of your bottle and add the castile soap, jojoba oil, and rose floral water into the bottle. Remove the funnel and drop in your rosemary, then add the lavender. Shake it up!

DIY natural face wash with lavender and rosemary via @poorandpretty

And that’s all there is to it! Be sure to shake well before each use, as your ingredients will separate. As with any new body products, you will likely need to try this out for 2-3 weeks before your skin becomes acclimated to it. I’d love to hear what you think!

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2 Comments

  1. Zoe   •  

    I am going to have to try this, looks great! Do you use it with a face cloth or a brush? Or just rub it on with finger tips?

    Did you try that recipe for homemade deodorant yet? Love to see part two of the deodorant reviews :)

  2. Sami   •     Author

    Hi Zoe!

    I just use a tiny bit, rub it between my fingertips to get it to foam, and massage it onto my face — just as I would with store-bough face wash. :) But you could certainly use a washcloth or brush to apply it as well.

    I have not yet tried the homemade deodorant recipe. The reason I haven’t done a part two of my deodorant challenge is because I’ve been using Mere’s All Natural Deodorant (https://www.etsy.com/shop/MeresAllNatural) and it has been working really well for me! Initially, it didn’t seem to last long enough, but I went back to it earlier this spring and have been using it ever since.

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