Homemade Face Wash: Foaming Cleansers

When it comes to finding the right facial cleanser, there is no miracle cure, we are all metabolically different.

Especially when you consider your skin type, age, pollution exposure and the amount of makeup you wear daily.

Fortunately, you can create the perfect daily routine with these quick and easy homemade face wash recipes.

So whether you are sporty spice or someone who is always on the go, chances are the following recipes will be great for you.

Homemade Face Wash

Homemade face wash recipes

Gentle Castile liquid face wash

Castile soap is a simple homemade face wash, and unlike regular soaps, it won’t strip the skin of its pH; instead, it helps to retain your skin’s natural oils.

Mixing castile soap with lovely botanical carrier oils helps to create a smooth, creamy non-drying 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 castle liquid.
Next add the clay, sprinkling it into the mixture to prevent any lumps appearing in your formula and mix everything thoroughly.

To make a lovely natural homemade face wash, you may want to adapt this recipe to suit other skin types that are easy to do, substitute one clay for another, depending on the skin type you are treating.

The article homemade clay masks look at the different types of clay, which will help you select.

Natural honey face wash

  • 2 tbsp castile soap
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp warm water to dissolve the honey
  • 2 tbs jojoba oil or similar skin-nourishing oil

A note on Soap Wort

If you’re planning on making a home-made face wash, soapwort is another useful ingredient which goes by the botanical name Saponaria officinalis, it contains natural saponins, which help to create an impressive lather, it can be used as a gentle herbal rinse, that offers mild foaming properties and is great for sensitive, irritated skin such as eczema or dermatitis,

Soothing 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 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 putting the ingredients into ice cubes, they are great for the shower.

If you need more inspiration, check out this great DIY homemade honey face wash recipe on live well.

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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,

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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