Saturday, October 3, 2015

DIY Natural Foaming Facial Cleanser

A natural and gentle skincare product that can help clear your skin of acne and impurities without the harsh chemicals of store bought skincare products.

This foaming facial cleanser includes ingredients that help clarify and tone the skin, as well as ingredients that are extra-gentle and help maintain skin's natural balance.

Ingredients:

1 cup filtered or previously boiled (now room temp) water.

1/4 cup liquid Castile soap: an all-natural, extremely concentrated soap made from 100% plant oils. You can find this soap at Wholefoods or at a Smiths Marketplace where they sell natural and organic products.

5 tsp Jojoba Oil (Jojoba oil moisturizes and has a moderately low comedogenic rating, i.e. is not likely to clog pores.)

2 Tablespoons raw honey: a wonderful antibacterial that helps gently eliminate breakout-causing bacteria, and also helps calm the skin. Raw honey can be found at wholefoods or a local farmers market, it can also be found here if all else fails.

1 Tablespoon tea tree oil: another great, all-natural antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal that will not only help kill acne causing bacteria on the skin, but also help preserve the wash.

20 drops lemon essential oil: a natural, concentrated antibacterial that will help preserve the wash and help eliminate acne-causing bacteria from the skin. You can find it at wholefoods or online.

Directions:

1. Add the ingredients in the order listed (if you add the soap before the water, it will become a sudsy explosion.)

2. Stir the mixture gently, mixing everything together. The castile soap and honey will cause the mixture to look cloudy. The honey will take some time before it all dissolves but keep mixing until it has.

3. Put the mixture into your foaming soap dispenser and your face-wash is complete. I got my foaming soap dispenser from Bed Bath and Beyond for $15.00. You can also purchase one online.

2-3 pumps is all you need as the castile soap is very concentrated. Use once or twice daily. Discard the contents after a month or if you notice any unfavorable changes. The mixture will separate, so give it a little shake before each use.

My facial toner is also great paired with this facial wash. Apply after washing your face.









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