My blog has been more skincare focused recently and that is because I have become more and more passionate about clean skincare and what ingredients are in the products that we use on a daily basis. With this in mind, I have been trying out a lot of my own DIY recipes to see if I could make some of my staple skincare products myself and so far so good.
My main success was my DIY essence that I still love and use to this day ( Read More Here) but I have been giving the recipe a Little tweaking so I may write an updated version soon. Also, I have been having some success with some other formulas the main one being this cleanser.
This is a Natural DIY cleanser using all Cruelty-Free and Organic ingredients. I have been using it for over a month and I just had to share the formula and my thoughts on it.
The ingredients are simple to get your hands on and are all from Amazon which I will leave in the buy here section at the end of this.
You only need an amber 100ml glass bottle with a dropper, a bowl and a whisk. So minimal tools and stuff you already have in your kitchen.
– The Recipe Is …
5 tablespoons of Castile Soap
3 tablespoons of Jojoba Oil
3 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Gel
1 teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil
6 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
6 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
Put all of this in a bowl, whisk it up and pour it into your amber glass bottle. It is that simple, no fuss minimal cleanup and easy to follow.
This cleanser foams perfectly with no offensive smell and you only need a drop to use it on your entire face.
I have been using this for over a month and it has really helped my skin, I find it very gentle and soothing on my spots but it still gets off the grime of everyday life. It is not that great at removing makeup for that I use an oil cleanser ( recipe coming soon) but it’s not terrible and the oils in this help to break down dirt and most makeup while keeping your face moisturised. The essential Lavender and Tea Tree Oil helps soothe my redness and acne in general plus it helps the formula stay antibacterial for longer.
My skin is visibly less red and angry when I use this cleanser and because of the Great ingredients, I find it very calming on the skin making it softer and brighter.
My skin type combination, acne prone and sensitive so it takes a lot to actually help my skin but the balance of these ingredients just really works for me.
If you have dryer skin I would add extra oil but for oily to combination, this is amazing for your skin. if you have any other skin problems put a couple of drops of your desired essential oil into the recipe and you can tailor make it for yourself.
To use this cleanser simply shake the bottle to mix the ingredients, wet your hands and face, put one drop of cleanser in your palm, then rub together until it starts to foam and lather it on your face. See I said it was simple.
As I’ve been using this for over a month, morning and night, it has about just above half left but I would recommend making a new batch every 3-4 months just too be on the safe side. There is no added water in this formula so it won’t go rancid quickly and because the Tea Tree and Lavender Oil is antibacterial it will keep the cleanser fresh for longer, plus if you are using an amber bottle it should protect the product from UV rays that would make it go off faster.
Overall I am obsessed with this cleanser and will be using it for the foreseeable future and I HIGHLY recommend giving this a go. Once you buy all of the ingredients you can make this multiple times without having to buy more so it is more cost effective in my opinion. Also, I like that I know EXACTLY what is in my skincare. If you do try this cleanser tell me in the comments or on my Twitter or Instagram id love to know your thoughts or what you did to tweak the formula to make it better for your skin type. Thanks for reading Xxx
Amber Bottle And Dropper
Aloe Vera Gel
Vitamin E Oil
Lavender And Tea Tree Essential Oil
( Disclaimer, I am not skincare expert So please do your own research and before trying this product please do a patch test the night before to see if you have an allergic reaction)Share this post: