Monday, 25 January 2016

Homemade Foaming Facial Cleanser

This easy to make foaming cleanser is very gentle and can be tailored to suit most skin types.

Apple juice is rich in antioxidants. Naturally occurring acids in the juice help to gently remove dead skin cells.

German (or Blue) Chamomile essential oil is often used for treating inflamed or sensitive skin,

Carrot seed essential oil can help to restore elasticity to sensitive or sun damaged skin (see note below before using this oil).

Green clay acts as a very gentle exfoliant and works well with irritated skin.

White clay is suitable for use if you have sensitive, mature or damaged skin. It should not be used if you have dry skin.

Foaming Cleanser

4 tablespoons organic apple juice
25g green or white clay
10 drops carrot seed essential oil (see note)

Combine the apple juice and the soap. Stir gently so you don't get too many bubbles. Next whisk in the clay (again gently). Add the essential oils and stir to combine.

To use massage into the face. Rinse with warm water.

Stored in the fridge the cleanser will keep for one month.

A note on using carrot seed essential oil. Do not use this oil if pregnant. Geranium essential oil can be substituted. Geranium oil works well for mature, combination or sunburnt skin.

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  1. Thanks for this recipe! I always like to dry different homemade beauty treatments. Stopping by from MeetUp Monday. Have a great week!

  2. I make my own facewash too with castile soap, glycerin, essential oils and aloe vera. However, I LOVE the sound of yours and am going to have to try it!

    1. I really like the idea if using aloe vera in facewash. I have some so will have try it out. :)

  3. Thanks for sharing this! I'm attempting to switch to mostly natural, homemade cleaning solutions this year..!

  4. This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for coming to our party and sharing such an amazing masterpiece! I hope to see you next Monday @7 because we love to party with you! Happy Thursday! Lou Lou Girls

  5. Wow! Looks great! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Thanks for sharing with our Merry Monday party this week! I've never tried making my own face wash before!

  7. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  8. Another awesome recipe! I have tried making homemade face wash before but it didn't turn out so well. I'm ready to redeem myself with this one. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday.

  9. I love to make my own skin care products so I am delighted that you shared this healthy, easy to make DIY foaming facial cleanser with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party! Pinning and sharing this!

  10. I've never used apple juice before in a cleanser, but a raw apple juice does make sense! Thank you so much for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop! I hope we see you there again in the morning. :-)

  11. Thanks so much for this, I am certainly going to try it. Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  12. I would never have thought to use organic Apple juice! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

  13. Never heard of one with these ingredients. Vising from Traffic Jam linkup party.