I’m a face washing fool!
I’ve held a steady commitment to my twice per day routine, once in the morning and once at night, for about 40 years. I make it a part of my hygiene to remove my makeup before bed and cleanse prior to putting on my morning face!
Seriously, next to showering and brushing our teeth, a clean face is an absolute necessity!!!
That being said, I’ve tried over 100 or more different facial products in about four decades.
I’ve used bars, foams, gels and creams. I’ve spent up to $100 or more on a single product and as little as a couple of bucks. I’ve found them on tv infomercials, in boutiques, purchased from multi-level marketers and from department stores, grocery stores and drug stores alike.
I’ve used some that stink, some that break out my skin and some that I just don’t like. I’ve also found some that I love, but somehow couldn’t keep myself stocked either due to the expense or the complicated ordering process. Some are highly marketed in magazines geared towards beauty and others, unknown to the general public.
For the past 3 years, I’ve latched onto one simple brand of face wash I purchased on Amazon.com after some research on the internet. And honestly, I’ve been very pleased with it. It costs around $25 for a 2 oz container and lasts me around 3 months, or $100 a year.
The problem is that as I minimalize my life and my general spending habits, I discovered for myself that $100 a year, or $1,000 every 10 years could be better spent on other things in my life. I had focused my energy on using cleaner products, which could be better utilised doing other things.
That’s when I discovered making my own face wash!
Simple, natural, accessible!
The recipe I found from Live Simply (see recipe below) uses 4 simple ingredients, all of which I had on hand. At approximately the same cost of a cheap bar of soap, I have a 2 ounce bottle of of nourishing facial cleanser that I can use to wash my face and remove my makeup. Natural. Inexpensive. Easily accessed.
A recipe I like!
I’m not an advocate of any particular recipe, however, I am an advocate of finding your own way. I hope you enjoy this recipe or find yourself a recipe that!
DIY Face Cleanser
1/3 Cup Castile Soap
1/3 Cup RAW Honey (mine is dark)
2 Tablespoon Distilled (or boiled) Water
2 Tablespoon Nourishing Oil (Coconut, Olive, Vitamin E, Argan etc.)
Mix water first, then the other ingredients in a container (I use my old pump bottle from my previous brand of facial wash). Shake it up and wash!
If you visit her website, read the comments regarding certain add-ins and omissions. I kept To the basic recipe and used a mixture of vitamin E, coconut oil and olive oil in mine because it’s what I had on hand.