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.
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.
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.
Gentle but effective. Can be used on most skin types, although it's particularly good for normal and combination skin.
Great for oily and combination skin because it cleanses, hydrates and balances your skin's oil production, while still being very gentle.
Purify oily, acne-prone skin with this gentle, astringent tea tree oil facial wash.
This recipe is customized to soothe, regenerate and hydrate dry, aging or devitalized skin.
Moisturize, soothe and restore sensitive, dry, aging and problem skin.
Chamomile, geranium, lavender, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, ylang ylang
Bergamot, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, sandalwood, tea tree, ylang ylang
Chamomile, geranium, jasmine, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang
Frankincense, helichrysum, neroli, palmarosa, rose, sandalwood, vetiver
Chamomile, jasmine, lavender, mandarin, neroli, rose, vetiver
Chamomile, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood
Cedarwood, chamomile, frankincense, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, sandalwood
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
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 -
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...
Check out how to give yourself a complete homemade facial. Or round out your skincare routine with these other easy, natural homemade facial recipes.
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