I really do like DIY-ing my own beauty products now, because I can totally customize them AND it’s waaaaaay more frugal than buying. Not to say that I don’t enjoy pampering myself now and then with bought beauty products (my favourite face scrub is Young Living’s Satin Facial Scrub, and I do love when people give me Rocky Mountain Soap Company gifts!). But there are so many DIY face wash recipes out there – you’re bound to find one that works for you.
Here’s a round up of 14 DIY face wash recipes with a wide variety of ingredients.
This is the recipe I use most regularly that I guest posted on The DIY Mommy. I make small batches so that it doesn’t go bad with the rose water.
2 – Easy Homemade DIY Face Wash for Any Skin Type from Overthrow Martha
Sherri from Overthrow Martha is an awesome resource for DIY beauty recipes. I used her recipe as a base to play around with for my own version in #1.
3 – Homemade Foaming Face Wash for Radiant Skin from Homemade Mommy
This is a super simple recipe that is also really frugal because it’s a foaming wash that uses less of the liquid.
4 – Clarifying & Toning Foaming Face Wash from Body Unburdened
Similar to Homemade Mommy’s recipe except it includes the cool ingredient of raw honey! I want to try this one!
5 – Natural Homemade Anti-Inflammatory Aloe Vera Face Wash from Pins and Procrastination
This is a neat recipe with aloe vera gel as the base – which is fantastic for calming inflammation.
6 – DIY Honey Homemade Face Wash for Blemish Free Skin from The Herbal Spoon
No soap in this recipe – honey, vegetable oils and essential oils are the main ingredients.
7 – 8 Natural Face Wash Recipes You Can Make at Home from DIY Natural
These recipes all have a liquid castile soap base with different essential oil combos and some with exfoliating properties. Neat!
8 – DIY Face Wash Foaming Facial Cleanser from Don’t Mess With Mama
I like the addition of chamomile tea to this recipe with liquid castile soap – I’m definitely trying this one!
9 – Homemade Facial Cleanser with Lemon & Honey from Happy Money Saver
This recipe is interesting to me because there is a much larger proportion of vegetable glycerine in it compared to liquid castile soap.
10 – 5 Homemade Face Wash Recipes from Homemade for Elle
This list of recipes includes one that uses oats and honey, and another with activated charcoal.
11 – Aloe Avocado Soap-Free Face Wash from Aromahead Blog
A soap-free recipe with aloe gel and avocado – definitely worth a try!
12 – Oil Cleansing Method for Naturally Perfect Skin from Wellness Mama
The oil cleansing method (OCM) involves no soap – just oils. Wellness Mama has some great tips on what oils to use based on your skin type. Mommypotamus also has a great post about different oils and their benefits for your skin.
13 – Clay and Honey Face Wash for Sensitive Skin from Holistic Health Herbalist
Honey and your choice of clay for a face wash – I’ve heard lots of great things about bentonite clay, and I did like trying out Moroccan Ghassoul Clay.
14 – Rice Powder Facial Wash from Look Good Naturally
Rice flour, milk powder, licorice root powder and oat flour – this is a combination I haven’t seen before! I would just want to make sure to use organic rice flour and organic milk powder.
There are so many choices for DIY face wash recipes – it’s really cool! I’m excited to hear about which ones work for you.