Foaming Face Wash {5 Ways for 5 Skin Types}

This is my favorite face wash recipe.  It’s a really simple (but effective) foaming face wash recipe that can be customized for your skin type.

This is great for me because my 13 year old daughter sometimes has normal skin and sometimes (when hormones flare) she has mild acne.  And depending on the time of year, my skin can be sensitive (summer) or dry (winter).  And I’m increasingly using the aging/mature foaming face wash on a  daily basis.  It’s very moisturizing and nourishing!

 

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We’ll get into the skin-type specific recipes in just a bit, but first I want to show you how basic this recipe really is.  It’s just 3 ingredients and water.  It doesn’t get much more simple than that.

1)  To a 16 oz foaming soap container add…

1/2 cup unscented Castile soap

2 Tbsp. of a skin enhancer (such as, witch hazel, aloe vera gel, rosehip seed oil, jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil

~30 drops of essential oil

1 cup distilled water

2)  Stir well

3)  To use:

wet face, put 2-3 pumps of soap in your hand or on a wet washcloth, gently wash your face using small circular motions, and rinse clean  (note: be sure to avoid your eye area; you don’t want to get soap or essential oils in your eyes)

After I use this face wash, here’s what I do:

  1. apply a homemade essential oil toner with a cotton round, using gentle upwards motion all over face (avoiding eyes) here’s the recipe
  2. finish by moisturizing my skin with my DIY face serum (here’s the recipe – just like my foaming face wash there are customized recipes of carrier oil and essential oil blends just right for your skin type whether you have dry, oily, acne-prone, mature, or sensitive skin)

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And it’s really easy to customize this basic recipe for your skin type.  So whether you have normal, sensitive, dry, aging, or acne-prone skin, there’s a foaming face wash that’s perfect for you. Here are the recipes by skin type:

 

Foaming Face Wash for NORMAL skin

to a 16 oz foaming soap container add…

1/2 cup Castile soap

2 Tbsp. aloe vera gel

20 drops lavender essential oil

10 drops melaleuca essential oil

1 cup distilled water

 

Foaming Face Wash for ACNE-PRONE skin

to a 16 oz foaming soap container add…

1/2 cup Castile soap

2 Tbsp. witch hazel

10 drops lavender essential oil

10 drops lemongrass essential oil

10 drops melaleuca essential oil

1 cup distilled water

 

Foaming Face Wash for SENSITIVE Skin

to a 16 oz foaming soap container add…

1/2 cup Castile soap

2 Tbsp. jojoba oil

10 drops sandalwood essential oil

10 drops frankincense essential oil

10 drops helichrysum

5 drops rosemary

1 cup distilled water

 

Foaming Face Wash for DRY skin

to a 16 oz foaming soap container add…

1/2 cup Castile soap

2 Tbsp. sweet almond oil

20 drops lavender essential oil

10 drops frankincense essential oil

1 cup distilled water

 

Foaming Face Wash for AGING/MATURE skin

to a 16 oz foaming soap container add…

1/2 cup Castile soap

2 Tbsp. rosehip seed oil

10 drops lavender essential oil

5 drops frankincense essential oil

5 drops sandalwood

5 drops helichrysum

5 drops myrrh

1 cup distilled water

 

Ready to make yours?  Here’s where I get my supplies:

click here for the foaming soap dispenser in the photo   (you can also find the pump at Michaels or other craft stores and make your own)

click here for unscented Castile soap  

click here for witch hazel 

click here for aloe vera 

click here for rosehip seeed oil 

click here for jojoba oil

click here for sweet almond oil

distilled water— grocery store or Walmart by the bottled water

 

Click here for a FREE PRINTABLE with 5 foaming face wash recipes for 5 skin types {normal, acne-prone, sensitive, dry, and aging}

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If you liked this post, here are a few other essential oil posts that I think you’ll like:

calming diffuser blends for stress

essential oil relaxation rub – great for reducing stress & anxiety, improving sleep, calming, balancing, & relaxing. Plus is easy to make and only 3 ingredients.

soft & silky body butter with essential oils

DIY face serum with essential oils – customized versions for every skin type (dry, oily, acne-prone, mature, sensitive, normal)

simple, 3-ingredient DIY facial toner

lavender, oatmeal, & milk bath soak for dry skin

25+ Easy DIY Gifts Made with Essential Oils

DIY exfoliating sugar scrub cubes – easy to make, smell incredible, and leave my skin feeling silky smooth

bubbling bath salts – the perfect combination of a bubble bath AND a detox salt bath (plus all the therapeutic benefits of essential oils)

 

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