My shower is the place where many of my personal care products live: face wash, shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, shaving cream, body wash…You get the picture. The majority of those products are premium brands purchased at Whole Foods or VitaCost. And as much as I love shopping for beauty products and testing out different product lines, I’m slowly transitioning to making my own items using high quality ingredients. I ran out of face wash over the weekend and it seemed like the perfect time to learn a new DIY.
DIY Castile Soap Face Wash:
- 4oz squeeze bottle
- 2oz Dr. Bronner’s Organic Mild Castile Soap
- 2oz Distilled Water
- Essential Oils (optional)
In your squirt bottle, add 2oz of Dr. Bronner’s Organic Mild Castile Soap followed by 2oz of distilled water. The order is important because if you do water before soap, you will end up with a sudsy mess. Next, add your favorite skin loving essential oils. I used 10 drops of Geranium EO, 2 drops of Chamomile EO and 5 drops of Tea Tree EO.
Cap the bottle and gently invert to mix. Mix prior to each use. You’ll only need a small amount to get a nice lather to wash your face; you might find Castile soap drying so be sure to follow your cleanse with a clean and simple moisturizer like Organic Coconut Oil.
Making face wash was surprisingly easy and cost effective. In the past, I would find myself using multiple pumps of face wash to feel like I was getting a good clean. This version works so well and is incredibly mild, even my husband loves it!
If you’d rather skip the DIY, purchase face wash in my Etsy Shop: Castile Soap Cleanser