June 14, 2012

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Ingredients: 1 tbsp baking soda, 2 tbsp oatmeal, 1 tsp dried lavender. Directions: Ground up all the dry ingredients together. Add a bit of honey to your palm, then add some of the dry ingredients (about a tsp) and mix together in your palm. Proceed to wash face with warm water and the mix.

I doubled the mix and bottled it up in a little baby food jar, along with some honey, and I have my instant face wash. When I need it, I use a q-tip to dip in the honey and mix my merry little concoction together in my palm. 

Okay, so I am not an expert when it comes to these DIY natural facial cleaners at all. I have normal to dry skin, more dry I think, but this little mix is just what works for my skin and it may not for you. Though I must say that it does leave my skin feeling better than previous things I had been using. I didn’t even have to apply additional moisturizer after because my skin still felt moist. It’s nice. This little mix is based on a few different versions of this wash that I have seen online.  
I wanted to try a natural wash because what I was using was left my skin feeling really dry and I just didn’t like it. Plus, I have been using a DIY natural toner for over a year now, so might as well try a wash as well. I got the toner recipe here from Vanessa (Velvet Bird) and it has worked wonderfully for my skin. I tried the toner when I was breaking out really bad and after I used it, my skin cleared up. Coincidence? I think not! The toner is part water and part apple cider vinegar, so for nights I know Ben and I might get a little frisky, I don’t use it. He thinks it smells bad, while I kind of like it. 
I will definitely be experimenting some more with homemade washes and masks and will keep sharing my thoughts with you all. It just feels good to put something on my face that is clean. I am certainly not anti-store bought make-up stuff as I still love my store bought make-up products, but if I do find something that works well with my skin, by golly, I will use it. If any of you have a recipe that works, please do share!

21 comments on “DIY: A NATURAL FACE WASH”

  • HannasHörna says:

    Hi! Thank you for that.I 'm gonna try go make this… Hugs from Sweden

  • Anastasia says:

    It sure looks pretty! 🙂

  • I am a bit timid to try this wash, but wanted to thank you for mentioning the toner you use. I'm looking to try that soon. 'Love using more natural remedies for the skin. 🙂

    'Love following your blog, by the way.

  • I've been using the apple cider vinegar toner for a while now and love it. Will give this a try as well, the dried lavender sold it for me 🙂

  • Tang says:

    Hmm the toner link doesn't work for me? I really wanted to check it out. :/

  • Chika san says:

    thank you for this wonderful post! i will definitely be trying the face toner! i mean skin toner! hah! x)

  • Zoete Kers says:

    You have a lovely blog and also lovely girls!

    Love from Holland

  • Lisette says:

    I would never think to make a homemade facial scrub. Thanks for always getting the creative juices flowing.

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  • Donna says:

    I found your blog today when I followed a link from another blogger who made your cupcakes in a jar. I wanted to pin it to Pinterest so I had it for future reference. However, I do my best to pin the original source…I think it’s very important the right person gets the credit (and the traffic!)

    Anyway, I’m wondering if you still use this face wash. I have normal to dry skin….more dry in the winter months.

    Your blog is beautiful and look forward to coming back and looking around!

    Hope you have a great week!

    • rubyellen says:

      Thank you Donna! Yes, I still use this face wash. It really has been the best thing ever for my face. I have also been trying out worker B: and it works just as well. It feels creamier, but both have been amazing. I wanted to see how that would feel compared to my homemade one, so I say if you you’re up for making homemade go for it, but if you don’t want to, I’d recommend worker B. Hope this info helps!

  • Meg says:

    When you say “ground up” do you mean in a food processor?

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  • Irise says:

    Ive been using the Somaluxe Face Wash (with organic ingredients) everyday. Works amazing, makes skin clear after the first use. It smells so fresh and makes your skin feel like it just left the spa. The ingredients are not harsh nor do they test on animals. Which is a big plus. It keeps pores perfect and makes my skin even.

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