One of my favorite homemade skin care recipes ever is baking soda face wash. Love, love, love it! But it’s not something I can use every day. Every week yes, every day, no.
When I was a teenager, I use to wash my face with Dawn dish soap. I’m not kidding.
Obviously, I’ve learned the error of my way, and in fact, I’ve gone through periods of time where my skin care routine consisted of nothing more than splashing water on my face in the morning.
I guess I might be an extremist.
I’ve learned the error of that too though. It just doesn’t work in the summer when you’re sweating a lot. <— acne. Bleh.
So I need something that will cleanse, but also, that is gentle enough that I can wash with it several times a day if I need to, and this gentle homemade face wash fits the bill.
As you probably know, I’m a huge fan of aloe vera gel, and use it in my homemade body products every chance I get. Aloe acts as a non-greasy moisturizer treating dry, flaky skin. It also helps treat acne, and fights aging. (source)
That’s why this face wash uses aloe vera as half the ingredient volume. It’s good stuff!
The other half is made up of either liquid castile soap, or homemade liquid soap, which is super easy to make – I like to use homemade soap made with goat milk for even more skin nourishing benefits.
Add a few essential oils that support skin health, and it’s basically super food for your face!
And after you finish washing, you can follow up with more aloe vera infused lotion via this homemade baby lotion – yes, baby lotion. It’s perfect!
- ¼ cup aloe vera gel
- ¼ cups liquid castille soap
- 4 drops frankincense essential oil
- 4 drops lavender essential oil
- Mix all ingredients together and store in a tight-lidded 4 oz. container.
- To Use: Wet face, gently rub a nickel-sized amount of face wash into your skin.
- Rinse with lukewarm water.
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