There is a common misconception that applies to virtually all products and it says that the more expensive ones are better all-around. Face wash products make no exception and those who are starting from this premise will naturally focus on identifying the most expensive ones.
There are so many out there that you can’t possibly put them all to the test, but they have another thing in common besides the price tag.
Commercial face wash products are the result of chemists working together to address multiple issues and these are known to be result oriented people. While they generally get things right eventually and the products are tested to make sure that they are not toxic, they are hardly 100% safe to use.
Those who have a sensitive skin or are allergic to various substances can have the unpleasant surprise of facing the unintended consequences, including some that are no written in the prescription.
This brings us to homemade face wash products and their unique benefits, with the absence of harmful chemicals towering high above other perks. You know exactly what ingredients are added and if you are aware of any allergies, you can safely remove the hazardous ones.
There are multiple recipes out there to choose from so even if you have a highly sensitive skin, there is a good chance to find the perfect brew.
When you compound all the expenses resulting from the acquisition of active ingredients, you will discover that the homemade face wash product costs only a fraction of its commercial counterpart.
What You’ll Need:
- 1/4 cup liquid castile soap (you can find this at the market, Trader’s Joe or Whole Foods)
- 1/4 cup organic chamomile tea (for its anti-inflammatory properties)
- 3/4 teaspoon of your favorite oil like sweet almond, grapeseed, avocado, hazelnut or olive oil
- 8 drops essential oils of your choice (optional)
① Prepare and brew a cup of chamomile tea and set aside 1/4 cup to cool down.
② Using a small bowl, grab the remaining ingredients and mix them well before adding the tea.
③ Pour the mixture in a small pump bottle or squirt bottle after mixing thoroughly and remember to label your container.
How To Use:
Squirt facial cleanser into hands or washcloth and gently wash face. Rinse well. Follow with your regular toner and/or moisturizing routine.
This can be stored for several weeks and in order to extend its shelf life, try adding Vitamin E oil as preservative or keep it refrigerated to maintain its freshness.