DIY Soapless Facial Cleanser With Essential Oils
Healthy skin starts with clean skin, however, many soaps and washes can strip the skin of natural oils and moisture. A common cause of dry, sensitive skin can be the overuse of conventional soaps and cleansers. Oil cleansers and soapless cleansers are growing in popularity as they do not contain ingredients that strip the skin of natural oils, but rather preserve and restore it. Soapless cleansers are also great for all skin types.
Because we believe this is one trend that has serious #SkinBenefits, our formulator’s at Edens Garden have created a recipe for a soapless facial cleanser you’re sure to love.
What you need
1 1/2 tsp Aloe vera gel
1 Tbsp Glycerin
1/2 cup Distilled water
Solubilizer (manufacturer’s recommended amount)
Preservative (manufacturer’s recommended amount)
1 ½ tsp Activated charcoal powder
1 oz Tamanu
2 drops Frankincense carterii
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Petitgrain
2 drops Rose Geranium
1 drop Palmarosa
1 drop Yarrow
1 drop Ylang Ylang
Yield: 6 oz of face wash
Shelf life: Approximately 6 months
Combine aloe vera gel, glycerin, charcoal powder and distilled water. In a separate bowl, combine all of the oil ingredients. Check with the manufacturer on how much preservative and solubilizer is to be added to this formula, and whether it should be combined with the water or oil ingredients. Then, thoroughly combine both water and oil ingredients using an immersion blender. Transfer to a clean container, and use as you would your regular cleanser.
Note: Charcoal may stain utensils and bowls. The recommended amount of preservative and solubilizer will differ depending on what type you use. For this recipe, we used Symbio Solv Clear as the solubilizer at a 1:1 ratio with the oil. We also used Liquid Germall Plus as the preservative at .2%. No preservative is necessary if you plan on making a small batch, refrigerating it and discarding it within two weeks.