I have been using this recipe for almost 2 years now and I am loving it. I have never had a face product work so well consistently with fighting acne as well as keeping my skin moist and young looking.
2 years ago at Christmas my husband got me Natural Beauty at Home: More Than 250 Easy-to-Use Recipes for Body, Bath, and Hairand it has been one of the best/most used gifts he has given me (if you are married… you understand this :)).
I have tried out lots of the recipes and recommend the whole book, but I wanted to share with you the one that I use the most for face wash.
- 1 tsp liquid soap
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp glycerine or honey (I use honey)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
Mix and use about 1-2 tsps as a face wash once a day.
What I didn’t realise and this book pointed out is that olive oil was used to clean and protect the skin long ago. It is an oil that cleans! This is super exciting to the skin on any face.
Using this mixture leaves the face feeling a bit oily at first but the oil helps moisturizer and soaks in quick. It doesn’t lead to breakouts.
Depending on your skin type (mine is mostly dry) this book is full of lots more good, natural recipes for masks, scrubs, and toners. It also has stuff for hair, nails and whole body. A rough estimate would be over 300 recipes and they are all natural.
When we simplified and moved I got rid of most of my book collection, but this one made the cut. I love it for everyday as well as special spa, pampering evenings on a budget.
Another fun, natural recipe I found lately but haven’t tried yet is natural deodorant at Passionate Homemaking.
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