How to make your Own Face Wash

In my journey to make my own household products and get rid of commercial products with chemicals I wondered what I should use to clean my face.  I stumbled across the oil cleansing method from The Holistic Mama here:
http://theholisticmama.com/why-you-should-wash-your-face-with-oil/
and thought, what the heck, it’s inexpensive, let’s give it a try. . .

To make the face wash for the oil cleansing method you need:

A Glass Bottle with a lid.
Castor Oil
Olive Oil (or you can substitute your favorite carrier oil here other recommendations are almond oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, apricot oil, sunflower seed oil, argan oil or avocado oil)
A Few Essential Oils of your choice. (Recommendations are Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Rose Oil, Myrrh Oil.)

For Normal skin use a 1:1 Ratio for every 1 TBS of Castor Oil, use 1 TBS of Olive Oil

For Dry Skin use a 1:3 ratio.  1 TBS Castor Oil for every 3 TBS of Olive Oil

For Oil Skin use a 3:1 ratio.  3 TBS Castor Oil for every 1 TBS of Olive Oil.

Mix the oils and pour them in your glass container.  Then add the essential oils of your choice to the glass bottle and shake vigorously to mix.

To wash your face.  Pour about a nickel size dab of oil in your palms and rub on your dry face.  Use an upward circular motion and massage into your skin for about a minute.  Run a washcloth under hot water and then lay the cloth on your face for 15-30 seconds to help the oil penetrate your skin.  Rise the washcloth and then wipe any excess oil from your face.  (Be sure to use a clean wash cloth every time you use this method).

Cheers and Happy Cleansing!

Disclosure:The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA or any other organization.  Products and/or information are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any diseases.  Readers are advised to do their own research and make their own decisions and refer to their own healthcare provider regarding anything health related.

FTC disclosure: I may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement/recommendation/testimonial and or link to retail products in this article to support my blogging habit.  I will never link to a retail provider I have not used.  I will only link to providers I would personally recommend.

General Essential Oil Safety:

  • Keep out of reach of children and pets
  • If swallowed immediately contact poison control and do not try to induce vomiting.
  • If product gets in eyes flush with milk than water
  • Keep away from heat 
  • Do not leave in direct sunlight

For more safety tips go to https://www.naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety/#general

Find Essential Oils at:

Mountain Rose Herbs

 FTC disclosure: I may receive monetary compensation for my endorsement/recommendation/testimonial and or link to retail products in this article to support my blogging habit. I will never link to a retail provider I have not used. I will only link to providers I would personally recommend.

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