Did you know you can adjust the essential oils in any of my foaming wash recipes to create new formulas for face, hands, body etc.? I personally like using geranium, lavender, and rosemary in my face wash (with a few drops of frankincense to give it a potent boost of amazing-ness) but if you struggle with spots, tea tree and lavender is great for acne prone skin.

So I encourage you to give this foaming face wash a whirl and replace another commercial product with a safer, cheaper, homemade alternative!!

FOAMING FACE WASH

Makes: 200 g Prep time: < 5 min.

Ingredients

• 65 g liquid castile soap
• 15-20 drops of essential oils
• 135 g water (see recipe notes)

MY CHOICE OF ESSENTIAL OILS

My favourite essential oils in this recipe are geranium, lavender and rosemary but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information.

SPECIAL CONTAINER required

Foaming pump bottle

Method

1. Add castile soap and essential oils to a bowl and mix until combined.
2. Wait a few minutes (this gives the essential oils time to disperse within the castile soap), add water and mix until combined.
3. Transfer into foaming pump bottle.

To Use

Massage 1-2 pumps of foam over face and neck. Rinse with warm water.

Recipe Notes

Water should be distilled, purified or pre-boiled and cooled to extend shelf life.
You might find it easier to add ingredients directly into your soap dispenser (a foaming pump bottle must be used for this recipe).

Krissy Ballinger

Krissy Ballinger

AUTHOR & ADVOCATE FOR NATURAL LIVING

Krissy wants to see a world where people make conscious choices that honour both humans and habitat. It is her mission to gently guide people towards this beautiful way of life. With a background in education and health promotion, she devotes her time to increasing awareness on common and avoidable toxins, as well as educating individuals on simple ways they can adjust their lifestyles to better serve themselves, and the planet. Natural DIY is Krissy’s speciality, and she has sold over 50,000 copies of her recipe books, including her latest book, The Lifestyle Edit, the award-winning, Naturally Inspired - Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning, and her kids book, Make & Play - Natural DIY Recipes for Kids. She offers honest and gentle guidance, education and 100+ free natural DIY recipes on her website.

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