Along with making my own soap, I’m now making my own cleansers.
Honey Facial Cleanser is a recipe from the book Bodyworks: Restoring Wellbeing with Homemade Lotions, Potions and Balms (Murdoch Books): Restoring Wellbeing with Homemade Lotions, Potions and Balms (Murdoch Books)
60ml runny honey
125ml vegetable glycerine
40 ml liquid castile soap
Mix all together and pour into a clean pump type bottle. Keeps in the shower without needing refrigeration.
To use, simply rub over wet face and rinse off with water.
Note: Liquid Castile Soap is true soap, not the liquid detergent you buy in the supermarket. You may need to order it online from a Soap Making shop or might possibly be available from a Health Food Shop or organic supermarket.
Almond Scrub is a recipe I made up myself. It’s very loosely based on a product from Lush. Works brilliantly!
2 Tblspn ground almonds
2 Tblspn clay (Kaolin, Bentonite, or similar cosmetic clay)
1 Tblspn vegetable glycerine
1 tspn sweet almond oil
5 drops lavender essential oil (leave out if you’re allergic, or you can substitute another essential oil)
Mix all together well and store in a plastic container (for safety reasons, you don’t want to risk dropping a glass jar in the shower!). Leave for 24 hours before using.
To use, wet face, break off a small piece and scrub skin gently. Wash off with water.
To be honest, the colour of this scrub reminds me of baby poop! It ends up a yellowish khaki colour and the texture is, well, chunky…. LOLOL!