Who wouldn’t love a homemade facial cleanser that is made up of natural ingredients and is inexpensive? I sure do. For many years, I used face washes without looking at the ingredients. I always believed that the health agencies regulated all of these products and I would never be exposed to anything harmful. Guess what, I was wrong!
in this article, I’m going to show you how you can make a natural face wash at home; without spending too much money. You can even customize it based on your skin type. After trying the homemade face wash, I’m sure you will never want to go back to the commercial products you buy from stores. I have spent a considerable amount of time studying all the ingredients that make up a typical face wash you would find at the superstore. After knowing the kind of damage they can do to your skin, I have decided to not buy them anymore, and make my own face wash instead.
A Few Common Ingredients Found in a Face Wash
If you pick a face wash you are using right now and look at the ingredient list at the back, you will find that it contains DMDM hydantoin. This ingredient is known for releasing formaldehyde which is terrible for your skin.
Your face wash also contains synthetic colorants such as DC and FDC that can be quite damaging. What’s worst is that these colorants are thought to have carcinogenic properties. that’s one of the reasons why they are regularly tested on animals.
Another ingredient that is found in many face washes is the synthetic fragrance. Synthetic fragrances do give you a nice pleasant smell, but they are linked with all kinds of problems such as dermatitis, allergies, respiratory problems and also problems with the reproductive system.
Commercials that you would see on your TV and on the packaging would never mention these things; wouldn’t help them sell much, would it?
So what other options are you left with? You can go out and buy organic products that are also natural. But, they cost you a fortune! I can’t afford them in the long run. I have found some that cost around $40.
DIY Homemade Face Wash
Natural face washes that you buy from store are expensive. I have tried them before and concluded that they don’t have anything magical in them that will make your skin glow or clean it any different. They all seemed to contain the same look and feel as their other inexpensive counterparts.
If you look closely at the natural face wash ingredients, you will see that they are mostly just castile soap and contain other natural ingredients such as vitamin E, glycerin, aloe vera gel, and other essentials oil. I have most of these ingredients at home that I use for many other purposes.
There are a lot of ways you can adjust your homemade face wash based on your skin type. For example, you can add chamomile tea to make the solution gentle for sensitive skin.
Ingredients Needed to Make Your Own Face Wash
- 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
- 3/4 teaspoon sweet almond, grapeseed, hazelnut, olive oil oravocado
- 1/4 cup brewed organic chamomile tea
- 8 drops of essential oils
- Some drops of Vitamin E oil
The above ingredients are all you need to make your face wash. Here’s how you should combine them together to form the solution.
- Get some chamomile tea, brew it, and then set aside 1/4 up and let it cool.
- Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl and then once the tea cools down, add that in the mixture. Mix everything together properly and make sure there are no lumps. Make the solution as smooth as you possibly can.
- Now your very own face wash is ready; add it in a squirt bottle for easy use.
How to Use Your Homemade Face Wash
Use this face wash like you would use any other face wash. Wet your face with lukewarm water, get some face wash in your hands and apply all over your face. Massage gently and then rinse it off well with lukewarm water. Once rinsed, wash your face with cold water, pat it dry and then go ahead with your typical moisturizing routine.
Changing Solution for Different Skin Types
If you follow the method above, you will have a face wash that will work well with most skin types. However, you do have the option to change it a bit to make it work well with the specific type of skin. It all comes down to the essential oils you are using.
If you have mature skin, you will want to use an oil that promotes new cell growth. Lavender, geranium, neroli, and jasmine are known for providing proper niurishment to mature skin.
If you have oily skin, you can use bergamot, tea tree, geranium or lemongrass essential oil.
For people with dry skin, you want to use sandalwood, lavender, rose or chamomile essential oil.
Give this recipe a try and let us know how it’s working out for you! Thank you for stopping by and reading.