My Facial Cleaners

As part of my ongoing changes to become healthier and rid my house of Toxins I have learned so much, and hope to keep learning more!

Face Cleaning Oil

Something I have testing on my own skin is that sometimes you need to use oil to remove oil.

For really bad oily days or when I am having a breakout, I have a routine that seems to really help. First I rinse my face using really warm water. This opens the pores and helps remove some of the oily buildups from a hot summer day. Then I use a little Argan oil on a cleaning pad, with a drop of Frankincense and use that on my face. You can also premix this in a bottle, and use a mix of good oils for skin.

Fill about half of 15 ml bottle with a good skin friendly carrier oil: (Good examples are Jojoba, sweet almond, and Argon)

Mix up to 5 drops of any of these oils. I would not use more than 2 drops of each oil. This is listed in the order I would use them myself:

  • Rose
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Jasmin
  • Ylang-Ylang
  • Lavender
  • Lemon (Warning do not use if going to be in sunlight, better for before bed. I would only use 1 drop at most)

A lot of people suggest tea tree, this can be used but I recommend using it differently. It can irritate skin and also mess up the PH. This is better if you are having a fungal (or Skin yeast) or PH issue that needs to be balanced out. If you are having a fungal or yeast skin issue it may help to seek a Dr too. I admit that is not an issue I have had to deal with directly so I can not be sure how good it works.

Fill the bottle up the rest of the way with the carrier or even a second carrier oil.  Use this on a cleaning pad, let it set about 5 minutes, then clean your face with witch hazel and rinse with cool water.

As part of my Zero Wast efforts, I now use reusable ones I have made! DIY Cotton Face Scrubs

Don’t want to make any but want to reduce waste? Contact me about making some for you!

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Facial Cleansing Pads

Cotton rounds or reusable ones
A container with a tight-fitting lid
2 cups distilled water (or you can boil tap water for 10 minutes, and allow to cool)
1 Tablespoon Dr. Bonners castile soap unscented
1 Tablespoon witch hazel
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar (Recipe to make your own)
3-5 drops of your favorite cleansing oils. (Stay away from citrus in the summer!)

I do this before bed on the days I feel very gross. Most nights I use just a bar of soap and warm water with a cold water rinse.

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