If you’ve read my post on 13 harmful ingredients to avoid in cosmetics, you can understand why I am trying to make the switch over to making all my own cosmetics. I scared myself in my research about what cosmetics are made out of. Now that I know, I have a goal to know every ingredient in my cosmetics and try to make instead of buy whenever possible.
So, one of the first things I needed to make was a face wash. I found this recipe on One Good Thing by Jillee and I loved it immediately. Anything with 3 ingredients or less, especially if one of those ingredients is honey, is okay by me.
All you need for this face wash is honey, vegetable glycerin, and liquid castile soap. I recommend using a local raw organic honey if possible because they are the best quality and will be best for your skin.
Honey is full of antioxidants and it is antibacterial so it can help fight and prevent acne. Both honey and vegetable glycerin are humectants, which means they attracts moisture to the skin. Castile soap is made of plant oils and is free of the harsh cleaners and detergents in most soaps you can buy in the store. Not all soaps labeled “castile soap” are made solely of plant oils, so make sure to check the label before you buy.
Here is the recipe:
One of the complaints that people sometimes have about homemade facial cleaners is that they don’t lather- but this one does! Just see the picture!
Also- I expected it to feel sticky because the honey and vegetable glycerin both have somewhat sticky textures. It does not feel sticky at all! It feels like any other face wash I have used before. And it smells like honey- plus!
This face wash will probably take a long time to expire- honey never expires and castile soap and vegetable glycerin both take years to expire- but if it starts to smell weird or have a strange texture make sure not to use it.
One of the things I want to try in the future is adding a little lemon essential oil to combat oil. I will probably try that in the summer when my skin gets it’s oiliest and I will update this post and let you all know how it goes!
Let me know if you like switching to this face wash and how it goes for you!