DIY Soothing Aloe Face Wash
Whether you need to soothe your wind-chapped winter skin, dry sun damaged summer skin, or you just want a gentle cleanser that leaves it healthier than before this Soothing Aloe Face Wash has your skin covered! While Castille soap gently washes away dirt, makeup and oils the aloe and coconut oil soothe and condition the skin. Lavender is one of my favorite go-to essential for its many uses and benefits.
If you love this you will love my easy lavender lotion and hair spritzers. In this instance, it is great for- acne, inflammation, sunburn, and healing scars. Give this DIY natural facial cleanser a try today. This is a great way to use up leftover aloe gel from making homemade hand sanitizer.
What you need to make your own soothing aloe face wash.
- ¼ cup distilled water
- 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
- 2 teaspoon almond castile soap
- 1 tsp. Coconut oil
- 5 drops Lavender essential oil
- 4 oz. bottle
How to make this easy soothing aloe face wash
Mix aloe and lavender essential oil to properly dilute the essential oil. I have been all about this Kashmir Lavender Essential Oil produced from lavender grown at the foothills of the Himalayas. The fragrance is almost intoxicating and the therapeutic properties are much higher than other lavender varieties.
Carefully add all ingredients into your 4 oz bottle. These can be found in the travel section at the local Wal-Mart or Dollar Tree.
Now, I typically use mild Castille when creating my face washes but I had almond on hand this time and decided to give it a try. The scent is amazing and I discovered that the almond oil in the soap is also great for soothing, softening, and balancing your skin so it will be my new homemade natural face cleanser base from here on out!
To use your amazing new aloe face wash:
- You will want to shake this little bottle before each time you use it just to be sure it is well mixed and you get the benefit of all the ingredients.
- Next apply a teaspoon or so to a pad, washcloth, or right in your hand and gently massage across your face in an upward motion.
- Rinse well with water.
- Pat gently dry.
- Follow up with toner and a light moisturizer that is right for your skin type.
- Why not try CBD face masks after this to further soothe your skin.
You need to check the ph of this. Adding water will decrease the ph of the liquid soap. If the ph falls below 10 a preservative is necessary. It can grow bacteria mold or yeast which is unsafe and could give you a serious staph infection. You can not tell by looking at something if it contaminated. Bacteria can’t be seen and if you do anything growing it has been growing before quite sometime before mold is seen.
The amount of this made at a time will not last long enough to grow bacteria.
I just made this for my daughter to use….this comment scared me. Is this safe for her to use? She’s 8.
Yes. My kids use this with no issues. Remember to keep it to small batches. This time of year storing in the refrigerator is a great way to preserve it longer and add a cooling effect to help sooth after sun exposure.
Would it help to put vit E oil in it to help preserve it? If the above comment is a concern?
Yes, vitamin e is a great preservative and great for the skin but not necessary as long as you are using the product rather quickly. A bottle this small will not last long. Ti lasts about a week in our large family to use after sun exposure so a month or so for a single person.