This is my family’s favorite DIY face wash recipe. The honey and chamomile infused almond oil is perfect for sensitive skin, and leaves you feeling refreshed and moisturized, without that oily feeling.
I’ve been wanting to share my Honey Chamomile DIY Face Wash recipe for almost two weeks now. Most of the face washes I’ve tried in the past have been pretty plain. And I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m pretty tired of lavender right now.
Just saying the word “chamomile” makes me feel peaceful and relaxed. I love everything about it! The smell. The versatility. The health benefits. I really do think everyone should have dried chamomile flowers in their house at all times.
This DIY face wash recipe is great because every single ingredient is great for your skin.
Honey is naturally antibacterial, and it’s jam-packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps heal and prevent acne and mild irritations, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. It’s a great moisturizer and it leaves you with a pretty glow!
And don’t get me started on chamomile. It helps fade scars and provides temporary relief if you’re feeling a rash or skin irritation coming on. It’s antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic. You couldn’t ask for a better combo, really.
DIY Face Wash – Honey Chamomile
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Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 1/2 cup of Unscented Castile soap
- 1 3/4 cup of Filtered Water
- 2-3 tbsp Honey
- 8 tsp Almond Oil
- 1.5 tbsp Dried Chamomile Flowers
- 12 drops of Melaleuca Essential Oil
- 12 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 8 drops of Cold Pressed Rosehip Seed Oil
- 1 Glass Foaming Soap Dispenser
How To Make Honey Chamomile Face Wash:
1. Infuse your almond oil with dried chamomile flowers
It’s the same process I explained in my DIY Diaper Cream recipe. Create a double boiler, heat up the oil, then add the chamomile flowers. Allow it to infuse for at least 30 minutes by keeping it simmering and stirring occasionally. The longer you keep it simmering, the better.
2. Strain the almond oil into a jar using a cheesecloth
Or you can use an unused flat fold cloth diaper like I did. It worked perfectly!
3. Add filtered water to the glass soap dispenser
If you add the Castile soap before the water, you’re going to have a big, bubbly mess on your hands.
4. Add soap and chamomile infused almond oil to the soap dispenser
It will look strange and separated, but it’s perfectly fine.
5. Screw the lid on and shake vigorously
6. Add honey, rosehip oil, lavender essential oil, and melaleuca essential oil to the dispenser.
Tighten the lid, give it a good shake, and voila! Your DIY face wash is done!
People have asked me if they have to use the same essential oils that I do in my homemade house products, and the answer is no! Not at all. Different oils have different purposes, and of course, different scents. You can tailor this recipe to fit your needs.
I used lavender and melaleuca oil because I enjoy the scent combination. Melaleuca oil is great for mild skin irritations, and it purifies and cleanses your skin. It will also increase the shelf life of your face wash. It smells fresh and clean, which I definitely prefer for soaps and cleansers.
Lavender essential oil has many awesome benefits, from disinfecting your skin, to aiding in sleep. Like I said, I’m a little tired of lavender scented items, but it was combined with so many other ingredients that it was just the right amount.
You can even swap out the almond oil for jojoba or grapeseed. I chose almond oil because I’ve been breaking out lately, so the vitamin A has been helping me keep that under control. The cold pressed rosehip seed oil is optional, but I definitely recommend adding it.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! I can’t recommend it enough. It feels smooth as silk, and my acne has been going back down again. It’s not something I’ve ever dealt with much before, so I’m relieved that this face wash seems to have done the trick. And it never leaves my skin feeling oily!
If you try it out, I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below to let me know how it goes!
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