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DIY Natural Face Wash + Ways to Customize it for You

DIY Natural Face Wash + Ways to Customize it for You

This DIY Natural Face Wash is fantastic. It is gentle, acne clearing, and great for you skin. With all of the new information coming out about the toxic chemicals in the cleaning products around our house, it was only a matter of time before I finally started to upgrade my beauty supplies. This natural and gentle face wash cleanser is so perfect for daily use. It leaves me feeling clean and it’s just a few simple ingredients. It’s so much better than the commercial options and way cheaper than the store bought natural lines!

I encourage you to look at your current products on the EWG website or think dirty app!

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Castile Soap

Castile Soap is a vegetable based, gentle cleanser that is really good at fighting against unwanted germs. Plus, you can pronounce all of the ingredients :) I use Dr. Bronner's brand and it is more and more readily available in stores. I see it at target and my local grocery store! It can be found on amazon too, if you’re like me and shop for everything on Amazon.

I use it for just about every cleaning product in my home! Here are some I LOVE: DIY Body Wash, Laundry Detergent, All Purpose Cleaner

Nourishing Oil

This is where the customization come in. You want to choose an oil that works best for YOUR skin. I find that Jojoba Oil is my favorite!

Jojoba Oil - Lightweight and Rich in Vitamin E. It’s ideal for oily skin because while it is hydrating, it also draws the impurities from the skin without stripping it. Bonus: it can be stored indefinitely without going bad.

Almond Oil - Full of anti-oxidants and is good for all skin types. It is fast absorbing and can really help dry skin.

Olive Oil - Known for its moisturizing properties and it can help calm skin inflammation.


Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera Gel is a moisturizing compound, good for all skin types, that can help reduce inflammation (acne control) and promote the growth of new cells


Essential Oils

There are many essential oils that have great skin properties. I personally don’t put any in my soap, but you definitely can! Add about 5 drops to this recipe and you’re good to go!

Lavender Oil - Soothing and can help reduce scarring and speed healing

Tea Tree Oil - Helps with Acne-Prone Skin and Skin Impurities

Frankincense Oil - Good for Anti-Aging and Fine Lines

DIY Natural Face Wash + Ways to Customize it For You

DIY Natural Face Wash

Author: Alison

Makes: 6 Ounces

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  • 1/2 Cup Liquid Castille Soap
  • 4 Tbsp Distilled Water
  • 2 Tbsp Oil of your Choice
  • 1 tsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • Optional: 5 Drops of your Favorite Essential Oil


  1. Pour all of the ingredients in a soap dispenser, and Mix Thoroughly.

To Use:

  1. Shake to combine before each use. Apply a small amount to face and wash. Rinse with warm water.

Note: If the soap seems drying, try diluting it with more water!


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