Homemade Face Wash, foaming cleansers

Are you a sporty spice, or someone who is always on the go?

With little down time for beautification?

The following recipes are great for someone who is low maintenance, who prefers a simple skin care routine.


Gentle Castile Liquid Face Wash

Castile soap is a simple homemade face wash recipe.

Unlike regular soaps, it does not strip the skin of its pH, instead it helps to retain the skins natural oils.

Mixing Castile Soap with lovely botanical carrier oils, helps to create a smooth, creamy nondrying lather.

  • 5 tsp Liquid Castile soap
  • 2 tsp Apricot Kernel oil
  • 20 drops Essential Oil of your choice

Clay and Geranium Face Wash

Clay is one of the most effective and versatile ingredients you can use on your skin.

This cleanser makes a great homemade face wash for acne, oily skin types:

  • 2 tsp Jojoba Oil, a lovely natural oil
  • 4 tbsp Liquid Castile soap
  • 2 tsp Green clay
  • 5 drops of Essential Oil of your choice

Add the Essential Oils and Jojoba to the Castile liquid.

Next add the Clay, sprinkling it into the mixture to prevent any lumps appearing in your formula and mix everything together thoroughly.

To make a lovely natural homemade face wash.

You may want to adapt this recipe to suit other skin types which is easy to do, simply substitute one clay for another, depending on the skin type you are treating.

The article homemade clay masks looks at the different types of clay, which will help you with your selection.

Soap Wort

If you’re planning on making a home-made face wash, Soap Wort is another useful ingredient which goes by the botanical name Saponaria officinalis.

 It can be used as a gentle herbal rinse, that offers mild foaming properties.

This recipe is great for sensitive, irritated skin such as eczema or dermatitis.

Soap Wort contains natural saponins, which help to create an impressive lather.

Naturally Nourishing Soap Wort Face Wash

  • 1 cup Calendula Infusion
  • 2 tbsp powdered Saponin Root

Pour the Calendula Officinalis infusion into a small saucepan and mix in the Soap Wort powder

Place over a low heat and bring to the boil, simmering gently for 30 minutes, remove from the heat and allow to cool, then strain and bottle.

This homemade face wash does need to be used within a few days, alternatively if you make a large batch you can freeze it.

For a bit of fun put the ingredients into ice cubes, they are great for using in the shower.


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  2. Mel says:

    Hi Sam,

    Could I please ask you a question about pink/yellow clay?

    I am considering using clay in a face wash but am a little hesitant as I read that clay shouldn’t be used on the face on a daily basis. What are your thoughts on this?

    I am mainly using the clay to thicken up the liquid castile soap and it works a treat.

    Thank you in advance!

    Kindest regards,

    • Verified Author Samantha Miller replied:

      Hi Mel

      Clay is perfectly fine,some professional companies do formulate with clay. So it will all depend on the clay you are using! for instance if its for a dry skin then magnesium carbonate is great. Calamine or a pink clay for a sensitive, irritated skin for its calming properties, kaolin is mildly drying and a disinfectant so good for combination skin and fullers earth is super absorbent so great for oily acne skin! hope that helps….

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