Say goodbye to blemishes with this natural beauty recipe for creating your own homemade activated charcoal facial cleanser recipe! The organic liquid castile soap base gently cleans delicate facial skin while cocoa butter, shea butter and rose hip seed oil nourish and moisturize. Birch tar essential oil and activated charcoal help to balance skin and clear up acne so you’re always blemish free. Plus it’s perfect for all skin types!
Natural Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe
.5 oz. cocoa butter
.25 oz. shea butter
3.5 oz. organic liquid castile soap
1 teaspoon liquid soy lecithin
2 ml rosehip seed oil
15 drops birch tar essential oil
15 drops rose absolute blend
5 drops non-GMO vitamin E
5 drops rosemary extract
1 teaspoon activated charcoal powder
To create this activated charcoal facial cleanser recipe you’ll begin by using a digital kitchen scale to weigh out the cocoa and shea butters. Melt in either a double boiler or at reduced power in a glass Pyrex Prepware Measuring Cup. Then using a measuring spoon, measure out the soy lecithin and stir into the melted butters until it is thoroughly combined.
Next, weigh out the organic castile soap (Mountain Rose Herbs carries a good one or you can use Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby Mild Castile Liquid Soap) and gently stir into the butters and soy lecithin. Now measure out the rosehip seed oil using a Plastic Transfer Pipettes or a glass dropper and stir in. Follow with the essential oils, vitamin E and rosemary extract using a clean dropper for each ingredient.
Finally measure out the activated charcoal powder and whisk into the cleanser. Then using a funnel, pour the facial cleanser into one 4 oz. amber glass bottle with a lotion pump – or use small 1 oz. or 2 oz. amber bottles with screw tops or glass droppers for travel friendly facial cleansers – and allow to cool completely. It will thicken some as it cools.
To use simply apply to face and massage onto skin, rinse and pat dry. If you prefer a scrub, simple mix with a small amount of sugar in your hand before use. Use daily for best results and to help keep skin clear of acne.
Like this activated charcoal facial cleanser recipe? Then also be sure to try out my natural lavender scented activated charcoal facial soap recipe! It’s a palm free soap bar that, in addition to activated charcoal, also contains natural antibacterial tea tree essential oil, natural Spirulina Powder (or blue/green algae) which is rich in vitamins and minerals that help to nourish skin and Natural Red Moroccan Clay to help draw out impurities and toxins. There’s also rosehips powder for its natural anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties, chamomile powder to help soothe skin, coconut oil to cleanse and a combination of shea butter and jojoba, grapeseed, olive squalane and evening primrose oils for their skin conditioning properties. You’ll find the recipe here. Also follow me on Pinterest for more great DIY bath & beauty recipes every week!