This skin balancing cleanser is one of my favorites. It's great for oily and combination skin because it cleanses, hydrates and balances your skin's oil production, while still being very gentle.
Natural facial cleanser recipes that contain aloe vera (like this one) are great because aloe is a powerful skin restorer, balancer and cleanser.
Combined with lavender to soothe irritation, petitgrain to clear congested skin, and geranium and ylang ylang for a smoothing effect, this recipe is a fabulous everyday formulation. And you'll LOVE the scent!
1/2 cup (125ml) Lavender Hydrosol OR Herbal Infusion (see below)
2 tablespoons (30ml) Vegetable Glycerin
2 tablespoons (30ml) Aloe Vera gel
4 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Petitgrain essential oil
2 drops Geranium essential oil
1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil
1. Pour everything into a 200ml (or larger) dark glass or PET plastic bottle. Shake well to mix. Wait 24 hours before using to let the skin balancing cleanser "cure".
2. To make a herbal infusion:
Combine 1/2 cup (125ml) distilled water with 2 tablespoons each of lavender flowers, lemongrass and chamomile in a small pot and bring to a boil on the stove.
Remove from the heat and let steep for 30 minutes to an hour.
Strain out the herbs and use in the recipe above.
I actually prefer Rose Geranium hydrosol to the lavender because it smells DIVINE, and it's great for balancing not only skin but mood and hormones as well.
Lime hydrosol is another great choice if you love citrus scents. It's a cleanser and especially good if your skin is very oily or you're coping with acne.
If you use lime hydrosol, consider switching the petitgrain essential oil with lemon or lime. Just remember not to use your skin balancing cleanser before going out in the sun if you use citrus oils.
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