25 April 2014

DIY Lavender and Rose Facial Cleaser and Mask Recipe

This is one of the most different recipes that I've tried.  It's mean to be a facial cleanser, but it also makes a wonderful mask.  This is a gentle cleanser, so it's great for sensitive skin.  It won't remove heavy makeup, but it's perfect for cleansing your skin if you just use a little bit of powder or go without makeup.  You can also use a makeup remover before using this if you wear more than a hint of makeup.

White clay is a gentle clay that draws out impurities and exfoliates your skin.  Oatmeal soothes your skin while it exfoliates.

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Lavender and Rose Facial Cleanser Recipe

What You Need

  1. Place all of the ingredients except the oils in to a plastic bag.  Shake well.
  2. Add essential oils one drop at a time.  Shake to mix well.
  3. Pour in to a container.
To use as a facial cleanser, place 2 tablespoons powdered cleanser in your hand or in a bowl.  Add 2 tablespoons water or cream.  Mix well and let rest for 1 minute to thicken.  Gently wash your face using a cotton washcloth or your fingers.

To use as a facial mask, mix as directed above.  Spread all over your face and throat, avoiding the eye area. Gently massage in a circular motion and let sit for 1 minute before rinsing.

I like to use this as a cleanser every day and as a mask once a week.  You could also use your regular cleanser every day and use this as a mask once a week.  

There is no need to store this in the fridge since it doesn't have any water in it.

If you make this, please let me know in the comments.  I love to hear feedback!

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.