Monday, 5 October 2015

Calendula Cleanser recipe

This simple two ingredient cleanser can be used with any skin type, but is best suited to dry skin.

I've used calendula for it's anti-inflammatory and skin healing properties. Cocoa butter is a great moisturiser, particularly for extremely dry skin, plus it's high in antioxidants.

Calendula Cleanser

In a double boiler combine the following: 
  • 175g calendula oil (see below)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa butter

Gently heat until the cocoa butter has melted. Transfer to a non-metallic bowl. Beat until the mixture has cooled and has begun to thicken a little - you want it to be still be pourable. Transfer to a clean pot or jar with a good lid.

To use massage into skin in a circular motion. Remove with a damp cotton pad. Follow with your usual toner and moisturiser.

The cleanser will keep for about 3 months when stored in the refrigerator.

Note: If the mixture thickens too much to be pourable (this can happen in cold temperatures) it can be spooned into the pot or you could soften it a little over a very gentle heat before pouring.

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  1. Just perfect for my skin and it looks easy to make. Thanks for sharing another natural skincare product with us at #AnythingGoes.

    1. It really is easy. The trick is not to beat it for too long - it can become solid quite quickly as I found out the hard way ;)

  2. This looks lovely. Definitely keen to give it a go :)

  3. [ Smiles ] Lovely! An easy to make cleanser!

  4. I've never heard of calendular oil sounds interesting. I always enjoy your natural products. Thanks for sharing at #WednesdaysWisdom

  5. This sounds easy to make and I'd really like to try it! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  6. This looks easy to make, and I'm looking forward to trying it! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night!

  7. This looks absolutely amazing! Pinned and tweeted. You brought the most amazing creations to our party. Thank you! I hope to see you again, this Monday at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

  8. What a great recipe. I've never tried home made cleansers before. Thanks for sharing with the #BlogFair. This was our most popular post of the week! Hope you can party with us again this week, starting in just under 12 hours!

  9. I love calendula and this is such an easy recipe. Will have to give it a try!

  10. Love easy to follow recipes. Especially when they are only a few ingredients! This sounds perfect for my skin :) Thanks for sharing on the #SundayBlogHop

  11. I love how simple this is! And calendula has been on my list of things to grow. Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!