Basic Face Wash

I have been using the oil cleansing method on my face for months now. It has really worked well for me so far. I use hemp seed oil most often as it is really nutritive and non-comedogenic.

My daughters and some of my clients have asked for a simple, organic face cleanser that isn’t drying and is nutritive to the skin. I personally use this when I need that squeaky clean feel. I follow it up with my Calendula Face Cream.

Basic Face Wash

  • 2/3 cup organic 99% pure castile soap
  • 2 T + 2 t hemp seed oil (or any other oil you prefer, almond, olive, poppy seed)
  • 2 T + 2 t rose, orange blossom or lavender hydrosol
  • 2 t vitamin E oil
  • 1 T aloe vera gel
  • a few drops of essential oil of your choice 

Mix well.

Store in a plastic pump bottle.

Shake well before each use.

Essential Oil Recommendations

Mature Skin

Lavender: anti-oxidant, antimicrobial, soothing, vulnerary, anti-stress

Geranium: regenerative, anti-inflammatory, useful for scar and wrinkle fading

Chamomile: anti-oxidant

Dry Skin

Patchouli: regulates sebum production, soothing, moisturising

Frankincense: repairs dry skin, balances skin

Acne-prone Skin

Tea tree: unblocks sebaceous glands, disinfects pores

Thyme: anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, astringent



Caution: Avoid contact with eyes. It can sting!


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