Easy, healthy homemade facial recipes to make the best natural facial cleanser for your skin type

I can't remember the last time I bought a commercial cleanser. Once I started using these natural facial cleanser recipes I never looked back. I make them for myself, my husband, son, mom and sisters.

First, making your own homemade face cleanser is WAY cheaper than buying even cheap drugstore brands.

Second, you're using only healthy, natural ingredients - no fillers or harsh chemicals that strip your skin of vitality.

You have complete control over what you put in your own natural facial cleanser recipes, and you can customize depending on the changing needs of your skin.

For example, I use the Facial Cleanser Cream for most of the month but switch to the Tea Tree Oil Facial Wash when I break out during PMS.

How to Use Natural Facial Cleanser Recipes

Everyone should clean their face at least once a day - just before bedtime is ideal. The quiet ritual of cleansing, toning and moisturizing can help settle your mind for rest, and the therapeutic properties of the essential oils not only support your skin but also soothe your nerves and calm your mind.

Generally speaking, you shouldn't need to cleanse again in the morning. Over-washing can strip away the skin's natural, protective oils, which will cause dryness. The exception to this is if you have extremely oily skin or are struggling with acne - you may find that washing morning and night helps reduce breakouts.

Customize Recipes for Your Skin Type

Choose one (or more!) of the facial cleanser recipes most suitable for your skin type. Try them out and see how your skin responds. Don't be afraid to play around with the essential oils based on what your gut tells you would work best. (Just remember to maintain the correct percentage of essential oils to other ingredients.)

One critical point: your skin takes 3 to 4 weeks to renew itself, so don't give up after a week or two - wait a month before trying something new.

Homemade Facial Cleanser Recipes

Normal Skin

Homemade Face Cleanser

Gentle but effective. Can be used on most skin types, although it's particularly good for normal and combination skin.

Combination Skin

Skin Balancing Cleanser

Great for oily and combination skin because it cleanses, hydrates and balances your skin's oil production, while still being very gentle.

Acne & Oily Skin

Tea Tree Oil Facial Wash

Purify oily, acne-prone skin with this gentle, astringent tea tree oil facial wash.

Dry  & Mature Skin

Facial Cleanser Cream

This recipe is customized to soothe, regenerate and hydrate dry, aging or devitalized skin.

Sensitive Skin & Eczema

Olive Oil Facial Cleanser

Moisturize, soothe and restore sensitive, dry, aging and problem skin.

Best Essential Oils for Homemade Facial Recipes

Normal or Combination Skin

Chamomile, geranium, lavender, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, ylang ylang

Oily or Acne-Prone Skin

Bergamot, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, tea tree, ylang ylang

Dry Skin

Chamomile, geranium, jasmine, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Mature Skin

Frankincense, helichrysum, neroli, palmarosa, rose, sandalwood, vetiver

Sensitive Skin

Chamomile, jasmine, lavender, mandarin, neroli, rose, vetiver

Damaged Skin

Chamomile, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood

Eczema, Psoriasis

Cedarwood, chamomile, frankincense, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood

Where to Buy Homemade Face Cleanser Ingredients

There's so much more to essential oils than meets the eye. Their molecules are so tiny that they absorb deep into your body in a matter of moments.

If the essential oil you buy is filled with additives (to "stretch" the scent) and fragrance boosters, those potentially harmful ingredients are also absorbed straight into your body. Not ideal!

For instance, my mom and I get instant headaches with most kinds of lavender oil. That's because of the extra "lavender" scent that's added to make it smell stronger. But when it's pure lavender - nothing else - no headaches.

I've used many brands over the last 12 years or so and what I know for sure is, you get what you pay for. So I recommend buying the highest quality essential oils you can afford.

Here's how I break it out...

doTerra for highest quality. You can shop retail by clicking the Shop button at the top. Or click Join & Save to become a wholesale customer and get 25% discount.

Mountain Rose for quality on a budget. Plus they have all the other ingredients you'll need for your aromatherapy recipes, like hydrosols and carrier oils. See right-hand side for quick links!

Amazon for variety and selection. Please remember to buy the best oils you can afford - there's a lot of cheap oils in the marketplace, and they just won't give you the experience you're looking for.

What Next?

Check out how to give yourself a complete homemade facial. Or round out your skincare routine with these other easy, natural homemade facial recipes.

Homemade Facials Main Page - All Skin Types

With a few simple ingredients, make your own homemade facials tailored to your particular skin type. Recipes for cleansers, masks, moisturizers, scrubs and toners.

Homemade Facial Scrub

A nourishing, all natural facial scrub for normal and combination skin types.

Homemade Face Mask

Reveal clearer, softer, glowing skin with this easy to make recipe.  Designed to balance, hydrate and cleanse normal and combination skin types.

Homemade Facial Moisturizer

Maintain a healthy level of hydration, support the growth of new skin cells and help keep your skin's natural oil production in balance. For normal skin.

Facial Steam Recipes Main Page - All Skin Types

Cleanse and revitalize your skin. Open up the pores, help get rid of excess oil, along with deep-down dirt and grime so your skin looks youthful.

Homemade Skin Toners Main Page - All Skin Types

A great "cheat" if you're too tired to cleanse your face properly before bed matched to your skin type.

Wrinkle Creams Main Page - All Skin Types

Gentle enough for using around the eyes. This wrinkle cream recipe is fun and a lot easier than you might think to make. Customize it to your skin type.

Homemade Acne Remedies

Learn about the best essential oils for acne. Then harness the power of essential oils by making your own homemade acne remedies.

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage from Facial Cleanser Recipes

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