Scroll down to learn how to make homemade face wash to provide a natural, organic and safe treatment to your skin. This natural counterpart would be effective as well as budget-friendly.

Natural Face Wash

Due to industrialisation, development and other similar reasons the pollution levels have increased greatly, causing a number of new health problems. Our skin is one body part that gets most affected by the exposure of our body to the pollution. Come back from the traffic, wipe your face with a wet towel and you will see layers of dirt and dust on your face. Only soap is not enough to get rid of all the dust and to get back clear skin. Face wash can be a good substitute for regular soaps. Face wash helps in cleaning the face by removing dirt from the pores and also by moisturizing the skin, which soap is incapable of doing. However, though less, face wash also contain some amount of chemicals that might prove to be harmful for your skin if used regularly. The face wash you choose should not only contain minimum amount of harmful chemical contents but should also fight back various skin problems that you confront. It is a better idea to make a face wash for you at home using organic ingredients. Mentioned below are some of the recipes for homemade face wash.
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Homemade Face Wash
Gentle Oatmeal Facial Cleanser
  • 2 tbsp plain Yogurt
  • ½ cup of oatmeal or cornmeal
  • Mix the ingredients together till blended properly.
  • Apply the mixture all over the face, avoiding the eyes.
  • Allow it to sit for 10 minutes and then rinse it.
Coconut Cleanser
  • 1 tsp Glycerine
  • 3 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Water
  • Melt all the ingredients together in a double boiler.
  • Once melted, remove from heat and beat with a whisk for 5 minutes. Transfer it to a jar when cooled. 
Face Wash For Oily Skin
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 7 oz Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice 
  • Add in lemon juice and honey to yogurt and mix it well. Apply it over the face once the mixture is well blended.
  • Apply the mixture evenly to the entire face including the ‘T’ zone. Massage the face wash in a circular motion and then rinse it with warm water. 
Face Wash For Sensitive Skin
  • 2 parts ground Oatmeal
  • 1 part Baking Soda
  • Mix together oatmeal and baking soda and add in ½ tsp warm water.
  • Rub the mixture gently over the face in a circular motion and then rinse off with warm water.
  • You can refrigerate the mixture for further use. Add water to it before apply it on your face for the next time. 
Face Wash For Dry Skin
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp Almond Oil 
  • Pour in milk, honey and oil in a bowl and mix them together well.
  • Once properly mixed, apply it properly all over your face, massaging in a circular motion for about 2 minutes.
  • Rinse off after 2 minutes with the help of warm damp cloth. 
Face Wash For Acne
  • 3 drops of Geranium Essential Oil
  • 3 drops of Vitamin E Oil
  • 3 tbsp Jojoba Oil
  • 8 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 7 drops of Lavender Essential Oil 
  • Mix all the ingredients together and place them in a 2 oz glass bottle.
  • Apply the face wash evenly and wash off with warm water. Make sure to shake the bottle well before apply the face wash.
  • This recipe not only treats acne but also makes the skin healthy. 
Savory Cranberry Facial Wash
  • ½ cup Boiling Water
  • 1 tbsp Savory Leaves (Dried and Crushed)
  • ½ cup Cranberries 
  • Steep dried savory in boiling water for 15 minutes and then strain out the liquid.
  • Puree the cranberries in a blender and then strain and save the juice. Now combine all the ingredients together.
  • Soak cotton pads with the liquid and press against your face for 5 minutes, avoiding the eye area.
  • Remove the pads and then rinse your face with warm water. 
Almond Milk Dry Skin Cleanser
  • 2 tbsp Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp Almond Oil 
  • Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and then apply it to your skin in a circular motion for 2 minutes.
  • After 2 minutes of massaging, rinse your face with warm water.

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