I guess my journey to making shampoos, conditioners and now face soaps at home is never ending! One thing drags another and I find myself reading about many products we can make ourselves in the comfort of our home. Again, we don’t always have to use raw or organic products, but using them every once in a while is always a great thing to do to help your hair and skin repair themselves from the exposure of chemicals as well as the polluted environment we’re living in.
Educating yourself on what is available for you to use is key, sometimes affordable products can be more useful and healthier for us. The price tag can be an estimate of many things, not just the cost of the product, but for the value of the brand, cost and what not.
Reading about it online and trying out new things was very useful, I found out that using oils to cleanse out your face is the best solution to cleanse as well as moisturize your skin. Oils remove oils, so massaging oil into your skin will remove any dirt and oils as well as moisturize it. This is an extra step that you can take rather than the regular soap that would take a few seconds to wash off all your makeup, this takes a bit longer but will get the job done right.
The ingredients to any homemade face cleanser are more likely to be the same; the main ingredients are honey, yoghurt, mashed avocado and oil. These ingredients should be used alone and not mixed together. If you’re interested in trying out a more multipurpose cleanser, then you should try the following out, but make sure you aren’t allergic to any of those ingredients before blasting me!
The morning cleanser:
Mash up two tablespoons of organic oats, add two tablespoons of powdered milk and one tablespoon of organic almond oil.
This cleanser will also scrub out any dirt left in your pores and get rid of any dead skin on your face leaving it moisturized before you start your day.
Chamomile facial cleanser:
Add 1/4 a cup of liquid castile soap to 1/4 a cup of chamomile tea with 3/4 of olive oil and eight drops of essential oils of your choice. You can also add a few drops of vitamin E oil.
This cleanser can also be used as a makeup remover in addition to its anti-inflammatory properties.
The foaming cleanser:
Use 5-10 drops of tea tree oil and add 1/4 of a cup of castile liquid soap to one cup of distilled water to a foaming bottle. You can reuse and older one, where the tip of the bottle would foam the ingredients. This is a fun way to switch it up with your cleansers.
If you don’t like any of these cleansers you can always check online for other ones that might work better for you. There are so many choices to choose from and of course you should always go for what is best for your skin.
You also can dilute the cleanser and make larger amounts to use as a body wash, again, it depends on what essential oils you want to add to your recipe. Playing around with organic ingredients is never harmful, you just get to see what makes your skin feels smoother and cleaner. I always have free articles about homemade shampoo and conditioner on this website you can look them up and try those too!
Enjoy the organic freshness!