A lot of us have a belief that all beauty products should be expensive and have a reputable name. For me, a lot of face-wash products leave my face really dry, oil or simply unsatisfied. The real problem with face wash products is that they are designed to address multiple issues of multiple people all at the same time. Not all people have the same issues.
Those of us who have sensitive skin and can't handle chemicals can have a bad reaction. Toxicants are an issue we rarely think about it. And a lot of products, even those that are tested, still or may contain harmful toxicants; they are hardly 100% safe to use.
So this brings me to my homemade face wash made from Castile Soap, natural oils, honey and Chamomile tea, with the absence of harmful chemicals. There are a lot of recipes on the Internet to choose from, so it may be a matter of finding the right one for you. I simply wanted clear skin free of blemishes without using chemicals. It's also helped me when it comes to shaving, which I do, every day.
When you think about all the expenses you spend on face products, you will discover making your own face wash product cost a lot less than expensive name brands.
- 1/4 cup Dr. Bronner's Hemp Peppermint Pure-Castile Soap
- 3 to 4 tbsp Raw honey (Wildflower or Clover)
- 1 Chamomile Tea bag
- 3 to 5 tbsp doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 10 to 15 drops doTERRA Grapefruit Essential Oil
- 10 to 15 drops doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil
- 10 to 15 drops doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 3oz grab-n-go travel bottle or whatever looks pretty or cool (in my case, nerdy).
When it comes to essential oils, I prefer using doTERRA brand. They are priced reasonable, and the oils last a very long time. I've used other brands from stores like Whole Foods, but doTERRA has oils that are designed for specific things. Each essential oil is subjected to strict standards of purity and potency as well as a battery of thorough testing, which is very important for me.
First, I used Dr. Bronner's Hemp Peppermint Castile Soap as the base. Dr. Bronner's Hemp Peppermint is certified organic and vegan. So it's all natural.
After starting with the Dr. Bronner's soap, I added the Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Fractionated coconut oil is a fraction of the whole oil: Certain components of the oil are separated or removed from the oil for a particular use, such as face wash and other beautiful products.
I'm sure you could use regular coconut oil, but just be aware coconut oils like virgin coconut oil retains the plant’s original chemical composition and contains, for the most part, saturated fatty acids, with a small percentage of monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. It also contains glycerides. Natural coconut oil contains short and medium-chain length triglycerides whereas fractionated coconut oil may have certain medium-chain fatty acids removed or separated.
In no particular order, add the essential oils.
When I first started making my own face wash, I only used about 5 drops. But after doing it for some time now, I've found I prefer using 10-15 drops. It's simply a matter of what you're comfortable with.
Honey has so many benefits for your skin like:
- Organic Moisturizer
- Balances Skin pH
- Nutrient Density
- Lots of Antioxidant
Simply put 1 bag of tea into an 8oz cup of hot water and let it soak for about 15 mins.
After the 15 mins, gently squeeze the tea bag into a 1/4 measuring cup. (Be careful some bags will bust).
Fill the remaining 1/4 measuring cup with tea.
I like to use the tea at the bottom of the cup, which is more potent.
After you combine all the ingredients, simply shake. You may have to shake every time you use it until all the ingredients settle together.
You don't have to use much at all. I use it twice a day, once in the morning after shaving and at night while in the shower. I squeeze about 4 drops onto a face cloth or face cleanser applicator and massage away. You can determine how long you want the cleanser to remain on your face. It’s up to you.
A 3oz bottle last approximately 5 months, if you're washing twice a day.
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