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Making homemade facial cleanser
Making my own homemade facial cleanser actually started when I first made my own breast milk cream. When I stopped breastfeeding, I made a cream without breast milk. Then I also learned that you can make a lip balm with almost the same base. I got a taste for it and wanted to make my own shampoo too. This is mainly because my skin was no longer happy with the shampoo from the store. I still use the shampoo bar when I wash my hair…and I don’t have to do that as often before it gets greasy.
Making my own soap is still on the agenda. I’ve already tried that, but I’m not completely satisfied yet. I want to make a soap that not only cleanses my skin but also really takes care of it. So we continue to experiment. I also thought it would be fun to make my own make-up remover and facial cleanser. And because I was already busy, I also immediately made an eye balm against wrinkles (after all, I’m not getting any younger either).
You can make a homemade facial cleanser for yourself, but it is also very nice to give as a gift. This way you can give your mother a pampering package for Mother’s Day. Or pamper a new mommy and give a package as a maternity gift. But it is also fine for a birthday present.
I gave this facial cleanser as a gift for Mother’s Day, along with homemade cotton pads, dispenser face towels… and a card that tells you what’s in each product and how to use the products.
How the ingredients work
Castor oil: Castor oil is mainly used for deeper hydration, this helps against lines and wrinkles, among other things. The oil has a cleansing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory effect and is full of antioxidants and vitamin E. Castor oil also works slightly as an emulsifier.
Jojoba Oil: Jojoba oil is packed with antioxidants and vitamin E. It has an anti-inflammatory and cleansing effect. The oil is also used to counteract wrinkles and lines.
Olive oil: Olive oil is full of vitamins A, D, and E. It also contains a lot of omega 6, which is good for the oxygen metabolism of the cells. Olive oil also helps protect against the sun.
Natural facial cleanser recipe
Chemical products make your skin red, irritate it or even dry it out. Therefore, always choose natural products. Shea butter is very good for your skin. It also cares for sensitive to dry skin. Other natural products are coconut oil, olive oil, chamomile, and green tea. Lemon and cucumber also do well. To make facial care products you will need the following:
- 1 part castor oil
- 1 part olive oil
- 1 part jojoba oil
Put the three ingredients in a bottle.
Just shake… and you’re done.
How to use
Spread a little facial cleanser on the face. Cover the face with a warm towel for at least 1 minute. Remove the facial cleanser with a warm towel.
If you have a good and tasty product to wash your face with, follow the steps below:
- Wash your hands first; without clean hands no clean face
- Use lukewarm water to moisten your face.
- Apply the cleansing product in circular motions with your fingertips.
- Rinse gently with lukewarm water. Do you use cleansing milk? Then dab with a cotton ball to remove it.
you with a damp cotton wool after which you dab a tonic or toner over your face with a cotton ball.
- Pat (rather than rub) your face dry with a clean towel.
- Your face is wonderfully fresh again! Always apply a nourishing cream after cleaning.
Save for later
The care products that do not contain water can be kept for quite a long time if you keep them tightly closed. The other care products have a shorter shelf life because bacteria and fungi like to be in the water. My tip is therefore not to make too much of this at the same time so that it can run out in 1 to 2 weeks. These products are also best kept tightly closed (and certainly not warm).