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Making an Herbal Face Wash

I love making my own skincare products because even fairly natural brands have preservatives and fragrances that I'd rather avoid. And since many skin care products are actually pretty simple, you can easily make them at home.

Watch Me Make An Herbal Face Wash

The Recipe I Used

This is how I made the face wash in the video above, but keep reading if you want more ideas.

Start with an herbal tea:

1/2 cup hot distilled water (or start with 3/4 cup filtered water and boil it down to 1/2 cup)

2 TBSP dried chamomile

1 TBSP dried lavender

  • Bring the water to a boil and pour over the herbs. Allow to steep for 20-30 minutes. This will make a strong herbal tea.

  • Strain the herbs out of the water.

Add the soap and extras:

1/4 cup Castile Soap

1 tsp + Jojoba oil

a little drizzle of vitamin E oil

  • To the strained tea, add the castile soap. If your skin is dry, use a little less soap.

  • Add 1 tsp jojoba oil. If your skin is dry, you can add up to 1 TBSP.

Once everything is combined, transfer it to a plastic bottle or a soap dispenser. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled if you want to make a larger quantity.

How To Use Herbal Face Wash

Simply wet your face, then add a little bit of soap to your fingers or washcloth and gently rub over your face. Rinse thoroughly.

Herb & Oil Options

I have made this facewash with just chamomile tea, but I think lavender adds a lovely smell and additional soothing qualities. Here are a few herbs I would recommend and why.

  • Chamomile - soothing and anti-inflammatory

  • Lavender - soothing and antiseptic

  • Calendula - anti-inflammatory

  • Rose Petals - anti-aging

  • Add a drop or 2 of essential oil if you like more smell. This will also up the herbal goodness. A little goes a long way though, so start with only a small amount, you can always add more. (avoid oils that will irritate your eyes, like peppermint)

  • I prefer Jojoba oil because it most closely resembles your body's natural oils. However, you can use any light oil, such as grapeseed or almond oil.

Pin It For Later

pinterest graphic showing chamomile and lavender in jars and castile soap in background



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