Pamper Your Skin With an All-Natural, From Scratch Cleanser

Pamper Your Skin With an All-Natural, From Scratch Cleanser

If you're like some of us here at The Apothecary, your skin might be described as "complicated." Finding a cleanser can be tricky! We particularly love our cleansers, of course, but we also LOVE to mix up all-natural concoctions from scratch, and we know many of you do as well! So with that in mind, here are a few of our favourite cleanser recipes from two great books we carry in the store: The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood and Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles. When adding essential oils to these recipes, consider especially lavender or geranium.

Cleansing Paste for All Skin Types

  • 3 oz almond oil
  • 4 oz ground almonds
  • 2 oz cider vinegar
  • 2 oz spring water
  • 6 drops essential oil of your choice

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix for a good two minutes until a smooth paste is obtained. Store in a jar.

From The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood

Multipurpose Cleansing Oil

Blend these ingredients together and then add 5 drops of the essential oil of your choice, and blend again. This can be used as a makeup remover and cleanser.

From The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood

Or, try this simple cleanser from Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles. This cleanser does not remove makeup and is best used on makeup-free days or after sports. It also doubles as a moisturizing toner for parched skin, and is very gentle and soothing.

Classic Rosewater and Glycerin Anytime Refreshing Cleanser

Combine ingredients in a storage container. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds to blend.
No refrigeration is required, but for maximum freshness and potency, use within 6-12 months.

Posted by Lindsay on 7/3/2018 to Recipes