Using a facial cleanser as a part of your daily skin care ritual is one of the essential outward practices to maintaining clean, healthy skin.
Instead of shelling out money and being wasteful in the process of trial and error in trying to find a product that works for your skin, try making it at home with some ingredients you probably already have.
These 5 DIY recipes will help you get on top of oily, dry, or combination skin. Simple as that!
DIY Basic face wash:
- ½ cup liquid castile soap
- 1 – 2 tbsp. oil
- 10 drops of essential oil
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Pour this mixture into an empty dispenser. For oily skin, substitute oils for aloe vera gel (See above recipe). You can optionally add coffee grounds to this mixture to make it into an exfoliating cleanser.
DIY Foaming Face Wash for All Skin types:
- Castile soap – ⅓ cup
- Coconut oil – ½ tsp
- Filtered or distilled water – ⅔ cup
- Lavender essential oil – 10-15 drops.
Swirl the ingredients in a small bowl until everything is blended. Take an empty container (I like to reuse empty soap dispensers for this) and pour your mixture in.
DIY Face Wash for Acne-Prone or Oily Skin:
- ½ cup organic honey
- ¼ cup Apple cider vinegar
- 10 drops of tea tree oil
Mix all of the ingredients, put it into a dispenser. When using it, take a little bit and massage it onto the face. Wipe it off with a moist cotton ball and then wash your face.
DIY Face Wash Gel for Dry or Oily skin:
- ¼ cup Aloe Vera gel
- 1 or 2 tsp sweet almond oil
- a few drops of your choice of essential oil (optional)
Swirl all of the ingredients together in a small bowl until well mixed. Pour into a dispenser bottle. For oily skin, substitute almond oil with liquid castile soap.
DIY Face Cleanser for Dry Skin:
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- 1 cup mild castile soap
- 20 drops Jasmine fragrance
- 1 cup distilled water
Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl until everything is blended. Pour it into a dispenser bottle.