If you’ve been paying attention to new beauty trends, then you’ve probably heard about the oil cleansing method. Basically it’s where you use a combination of oils – with properties that suit your skin type – to cleanse your face instead of soap. This works fabulously for removing even waterproof makeup. Something as simple as olive oil or grapeseed oil will have that mascara gone in no time. But you can use it on the rest of your face too. Because it won’t strip your skin of the natural oils it needs, it’s less likely to overproduce oil to make up for the oils that have been stripped away.
This two-in-one cleanser and activated charcoal facial scrub recipe is sort of a catch all product that combines a gentle castile based soap with natural oils as well as activated charcoal and essential oils proven to be effective in fighting acne. Natural fine grain white sugar gently exfoliates facial skin to slough off dead skin cells while shea butter, castor and hazelnut oils clean away makeup and dirt, while the castile soap gives it a little bit of that bubbly action that you’re used to.
Natural 2-in-1 Cleanser & Activated Charcoal Facial Scrub Recipe
4 oz. white sugar
28 grams Dr. Bronner’s 2-in-1 Hemp Unscented Baby Mild Castile Soap
7 grams shea butter
4 grams castor oil
4 grams hazelnut oil
1/2 teaspoon activated charcoal
1 ml tea tree oil
1 ml lavender essential oil
1 ml rosemary essential oil
Using a digital scale weigh out the shea butter into a small glass pyrex measuring cup then heat in the microwave just until melted. Weigh out and add the castor oil, hazelnut oil, and liquid soap.
Using graduated plastic transfer pipettes, measure out add the essential oils. Mix well.
In a separate container, weigh out the sugar and the activated charcoal. Mix to incorporate then using a fork mix into the liquid mixture of soap and oils until thoroughly combined. Transfer to a 4 oz. plastic or glass jar or container and keep sealed tightly when not in use.
To use, scoop out desired amount with clean hands and gently massage onto wet face and neck until all of the sugar dissolves, then rinse and pat dry. This washes cleanly away so your skin doesn’t feel oily or greasy making it suitable for most skin types prone to occasional acne. Use daily if you’re prone to regular acne breakouts or every other day if prone to occasional acne.
Like this diy beauty recipe? Then be sure to also try my natural activated charcoal liquid soap facial cleanser recipe and my natural lavender scented activated charcoal facial soap recipe. Or try my natural lemongrass exfoliating foaming facial cleanser recipe. You can also discover more fabulous homemade bath and beauty recipes by following my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. Follow me via Blog Lovin’and never miss a post! You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google + and Instagram!
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