DIY Chocolate Cleansing Balm with Bacuri Butter

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Learn how to make a rich and decadent DIY chocolate cleansing balm with this guest post from Kim and Kyla of A Life Adjacent. This cleansing balm contains a natural emulsifier that effortlessly dissolves even the most stubborn makeup, while cocoa butter and exotic bacuri butter deeply nourish your skin. Your face will be left clean and soft while you enjoy the subtle aroma of deep, dark chocolate.

DIY Chocolate Cleansing Balm with Bacuri Butter. Learn how to make a rich and decadent DIY chocolate cleansing balm for your natural skin care routine. This cleansing balm contains a natural emulsifier that effortlessly dissolves even the most stubborn makeup, while cocoa butter and exotic bacuri butter deeply nourish your skin. Your face will be left clean and soft while you enjoy the subtle aroma of deep, dark chocolate.

When it comes to makeup removing products, there is a truly overwhelming number of options. Between the vast selection of cleansing oils, cleansing creams, makeup wipes and micellar waters, it can be difficult to choose the right product for your skin.

We believe it’s ideal to switch your skin care products with the seasons, and that also includes your choice of makeup remover. For instance, we prefer using our DIY micellar water during the summer, as it has a light and cooling skin feel that’s perfect for offsetting the heat.

However, when the temperatures fall, we gravitate towards textures that feel a little more nourishing. This makes fall or winter the perfect time to switch to a cleansing balm — or better yet, a chocolate cleansing balm.

This DIY chocolate cleansing balm has a luxurious, velvety feel that’s reminiscent of warm chocolate fudge. And thanks to the addition of cocoa butter and cocoa absolute, it smells just like dark chocolate, too.

Our DIY vanilla cleansing balm is our go-to cleansing balm, but this chocolate cleansing balm has quickly become our new favorite!

Before we get into the recipe, let’s take a look at why cleansing balms are so good for your skin.

DIY Chocolate Cleansing Balm with Bacuri Butter. Learn how to make a rich and decadent DIY chocolate cleansing balm for your natural skin care routine. This cleansing balm contains a natural emulsifier that effortlessly dissolves even the most stubborn makeup, while cocoa butter and exotic bacuri butter deeply nourish your skin. Your face will be left clean and soft while you enjoy the subtle aroma of deep, dark chocolate.

Why use a cleansing balm?

Between the many options for makeup removal, a cleansing balm is the most nourishing of them all. Not only is the rich, creamy texture of a balm perfect for emulsifying even the most stubborn waterproof makeup, but it also helps mitigate the inevitable skin dryness that comes with fall and winter weather.

Not only that, but cleansing balms are gentle. Since like dissolves like, cleansing balms are able to melt away oil and makeup effortlessly without disturbing the skin’s delicate balance. Many people are simply too rough with their skin, using abrasive scrubs and astringents that can do more harm than good.

A feeling of tightness or dryness after cleansing shouldn’t be confused with cleanliness. If your face feels tight after washing, it’s likely that your skin’s acid mantle has been disrupted. Disturbing this protective barrier raises the pH of your skin, making it too alkaline.

Our skin prefers to be slightly acidic, so a pH that is too alkaline not only leaves your complexion vulnerable to dryness, but it also makes issues such as acne and dermatitis more likely.

By creating a buffer between your skin and your cleanser, cleansing balms help protect your acid mantle and prevent your skin from being over-cleansed. Instead of feeling dry and stripped after washing, your skin will be left feeling soft and hydrated.

DIY Chocolate Cleansing Balm with Bacuri Butter. Learn how to make a rich and decadent DIY chocolate cleansing balm for your natural skin care routine. This cleansing balm contains a natural emulsifier that effortlessly dissolves even the most stubborn makeup, while cocoa butter and exotic bacuri butter deeply nourish your skin. Your face will be left clean and soft while you enjoy the subtle aroma of deep, dark chocolate.

Benefits of bacuri butter for skin.

We created this DIY cleansing balm recipe after reading Rebecca’s post on bacuri butter body balm. We knew we had to get our hands on some bacuri butter after she called it the most magical of all beauty butters!

Exotic bacuri butter hails from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest and is a highly versatile butter. It has a wonderful skin feel that is intensely smooth and emollient, making it a perfect ingredient for a DIY cleansing balm.

Rather than sitting on the surface of the skin, bacuri butter sinks in readily, leaving the skin feeling like silk. Its texture is so luxurious that we might even prefer it to shea butter.

Bacuri butter’s stellar nutritional profile is another aspect of what sets it apart. It’s incredibly rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals that promote skin health. As well, it contains the important sulphur-containing amino acid methionine. Sulphur is one of the main building blocks of healthy skin, which means bacuri butter is particularly beautifying.

Bacuri butter smells very earthy in its raw form, and its deep color and rich texture immediately reminded us of chocolate fudge. For all these reasons, using bacuri butter as the base of a chocolate cleansing balm was an obvious choice.

DIY chocolate cleansing balm ingredients.

In addition to bacuri butter, cocoa butter and cocoa absolute, this DIY cleansing balm recipe also contains:

Macadamia oil

Macadamia oil has a an impressive fatty acid profile. It’s rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and low in polyunsaturated fatty acids, making it much more heat stable than other nut oils.

It’s important to use heat stable lipids when formulating a cleansing balm, as the hot water used to wash your face will oxidize unstable oils. There has been some debate, but some research has suggested that using oxidized oils on your skin can accelerate aging.

Olivem 1000

This cleansing balm’s secret ingredient is Olivem 1000, a natural olive-derived emulsifier. Olivem 1000 is what makes this balm able to effortlessly emulsify and cut through makeup, sunscreen, and sebum.

Due to Olivem 1000’s viscous texture, it’s best to remove the cleansing balm using a hot washcloth before following it up with your usual cleanser.

DIY Chocolate Cleansing Balm with Bacuri Butter. Learn how to make a rich and decadent DIY chocolate cleansing balm for your natural skin care routine. This cleansing balm contains a natural emulsifier that effortlessly dissolves even the most stubborn makeup, while cocoa butter and exotic bacuri butter deeply nourish your skin. Your face will be left clean and soft while you enjoy the subtle aroma of deep, dark chocolate.

DIY Chocolate Cleansing Balm Recipe with Bacuri Butter

Ingredients:

1/4 cup/54.5 g bacuri butter
1/4 cup/54.5 g cocoa butter
2 tbsp/26.7 g macadamia oil
1 tsp/4.8 g Olivem 1000
5-10 drops cocoa absolute

Supplies:

Double boiler
Whisk
Glass jar or stainless steel container for storage

Instructions:

Begin by melting the bacuri butter and cocoa butter in a double boiler (or makeshift double boiler) on medium heat. Whisk frequently to break any lumps.

Add the Olivem 1000 and whisk until combined. Once the Olivem 1000 has been completely incorporated, remove the mixture from heat and allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes.

Turn the heat to low and add the cocoa absolute, if desired. Leave it to infuse for at least 10 minutes, whisking frequently. Note: cocoa absolute is not soluble in oil, so it will not dissolve completely into the mixture. Allowing it to infuse ensures that its aroma will permeate the balm.

Once the cocoa absolute has infused, remove the mixture from heat and allow it to cool once again for 5-10 minutes, but do not allow it to solidify. Once cooled, add the macadamia oil and whisk again to combine.

Pour your cleansing balm into a glass or stainless steel container of your choice. Place in the refrigerator to set for at least an hour. After it sets, your balm can be kept at room temperature.

DIY Chocolate Cleansing Balm with Bacuri Butter. Learn how to make a rich and decadent DIY chocolate cleansing balm for your natural skin care routine. This cleansing balm contains a natural emulsifier that effortlessly dissolves even the most stubborn makeup, while cocoa butter and exotic bacuri butter deeply nourish your skin. Your face will be left clean and soft while you enjoy the subtle aroma of deep, dark chocolate.

Chocolate Cleansing Balm Recipe Notes:

The cocoa absolute is an optional ingredient. The cocoa butter alone will give the cleansing balm a lovely chocolate scent; but if desired, the cocoa absolute will provide an even more potent dark chocolate aroma. Please be aware that since cocoa absolute can be a sensitizing ingredient, we recommend omitting it if you have sensitive skin.

How to use this DIY chocolate cleansing balm.

To use your DIY chocolate cleansing balm, massage a generous amount into dry skin and allow it to emulsify your makeup. Then, soak a dark colored washcloth in hot (but not too hot) water and drape it over your face to open your pores. (We recommend using a dark colored washcloth since bacuri butter has the tendency to stain lighter fabrics.)

Gently glide the cloth over your skin to remove the balm, taking care not to tug, especially around the delicate eye area. Your skin should feel clean at this point, but you can follow it up with your usual face cleanser to remove all traces of makeup. As always, a gentle, sulfate-free cleanser is preferable.

If using the oil cleansing method, you can repeat this process until your skin feels completely clean of makeup, omitting the cleanser.

If you prefer not to use a washcloth, you can also use wet cotton pads to remove the balm. We recommend high-quality, unbleached organic cotton pads whenever possible.

Who is this DIY chocolate cleansing balm suited for?

Due to the composition of this cleansing balm, it’s best suited to normal, dry, or mature skin types that require a lot of moisture. This recipe may also work for oily skin types, but only when not accompanied by acne. Bacuri butter, cocoa butter and especially macadamia oil are all very high in oleic acid, which can exacerbate both regular and fungal acne.

If you enjoyed this DIY chocolate cleansing balm recipe, then you might also like our DIY vanilla cleansing balm, our DIY micellar water with witch hazel, and our other DIY beauty recipes on our site A Life Adjacent. For even more natural beauty ideas, follow us on Pinterest. You can also find us on Instagram.

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Vegan Face Wash Recipe for Sensitive Skin

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As someone with sensitive skin I understand how challenging it can be to find products that not only work for your skin but also don’t cause irritation. Therefore I developed a simple vegan face wash recipe for sensitive skin. Not only does it gently cleanse skin without stripping it of beneficial oils, but it’s also effective at removing makeup and deterring adult acne.

Vegan Face Wash Recipe for Sensitive Skin. This mild vegan face wash recipe gently cleanses skin without stripping it of beneficial oils, yet is also effective at removing makeup and deterring adult acne. Find this vegan face wash recipe now at Soap Deli News blog and start creating your own natural vegan skin care products!

I crafted my unscented vegan face wash recipe using Stephenson’s mild foaming bath butter for it’s gentle cleansing properties and creamy texture. Rich in natural glycerin, this base is also both paraben and MPG free.

I then added skin soothing colloidal oatmeal, oat butter and French green clay to this base to calm inflammation. In addition, I also used rosehip seed oil to hydrate skin and target aging without clogging pores. Jojoba beads and cranberry seeds are then used to offer gentle exfoliation.

Vegan Face Wash Recipe for Sensitive Skin. This mild vegan face wash recipe gently cleanses skin without stripping it of beneficial oils, yet is also effective at removing makeup and deterring adult acne. Find this vegan face wash recipe now at Soap Deli News blog and start creating your own natural vegan skin care products!

Vegan Face Wash Recipe

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

Ingredients:

8 oz. Stephenson Foaming Bath Butter Base
1 oz. medium 40/60 white jojoba beads
.75 oz. oat butter (or another hydrogenated butter)
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.2 oz. French green clay
.2 oz. colloidal oatmeal
.15 oz cranberry seeds

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients for my vegan face wash recipe. In addition you will also need a hand mixer.

Begin by weighing out 8 oz. of foaming bath butter. Cut into chunks and place in a large glass bowl or 8-cup Pyrex measuring cup.

Next, weigh out and add the remaining ingredients to your container.

Starting with the lowest setting, use a hand mixer to mix the ingredients until combined with the foaming bath butter.

Once mixed, increase the speed of your hand mixer to high and beat until light and fluffy or to desired consistency.

Spoon the vegan face wash into your containers of choice. (I used these 2.3 oz. clear glass thick wall cosmetic jars with black lined caps from from SKS Bottle & Packaging here.)

Vegan Face Wash Recipe for Sensitive Skin. This mild vegan face wash recipe gently cleanses skin without stripping it of beneficial oils, yet is also effective at removing makeup and deterring adult acne. Find this vegan face wash recipe now at Soap Deli News blog and start creating your own natural vegan skin care products!

Then screw on the lids and label your jars of vegan face wash as desired for gifting or personal use. I decorated my jars using washi tape and scrapbooking supplies.

Vegan Face Wash Recipe for Sensitive Skin. This mild vegan face wash recipe gently cleanses skin without stripping it of beneficial oils, yet is also effective at removing makeup and deterring adult acne. Find this vegan face wash recipe now at Soap Deli News blog and start creating your own natural vegan skin care products!

If you’d like to make my vegan face wash recipe to sell, then you’ll need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. You can find the information you need to do so in the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

This vegan solid lotion bar recipe is made with soothing oat butter, plantain infused olive oil and lavender essential oil. It's the perfect treat for sunburned skin this summer. Also try this vegan friendly moisturizer DIY on dry or rough feet, hands and elbows!

If you like my recipe for creating a vegan face wash, then you may enjoy some of my other vegan skin care recipes. These recipes include my natural vegan bath bombs with lavender & chamomile, my vegan solid lotion bars with soothing oat butter & lavender, my vegan friendly rose body butter moisturizer, my coconut milk facial cleanser with bamboo extract, and my foaming oat body scrub with frankincense & tamanu oil.

For even more vegan skin care recipes, visit Soap Deli News blog here. Or check out my Vegan Skin Care Recipes board on Pinterest.

Not quite ready to make your own vegan face wash? Then I encourage you to check out the Organic Facial Wash by Christina Moss Naturals. This all natural vegan face wash gently and thoroughly cleanses your skin without stripping, drying or leaving build-up. And it’s suitable for all skin types – even those with super sensitive skin! You can buy it online here.

For more great vegan skin care recipes as well as my other homemade soap, bath and beauty recipes, be sure to follow me on your favorite social media platforms! You can find me on PinterestG+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Alternately, you can also sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Also be sure to share photos of your finished products you’ve made with the hashtag #soapdelishowoff on instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with!

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Coconut Milk Facial Cleanser Recipe with Bamboo Extract

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Looking for a vegan facial cleanser that’s both gentle on skin and easy to customize? Then give my new chamomile & coconut milk facial cleanser recipe a try!

Coconut Milk Facial Cleanser Recipe! Looking for a vegan facial cleanser that's both gentle on skin and easy to customize? Then give my new chamomile & coconut milk facial cleanser recipe a try! Made with soothing chamomile, coconut milk and colloidal oatmeal, this easy facial cleanser and scrub gently exfoliates with bamboo extract for a healthy looking complexion!

Made with soothing chamomile, coconut milk and colloidal oatmeal, this easy facial cleanser and scrub gently exfoliates with bamboo extract and tones with French green clay for a healthy looking complexion!

Simply combine this dry facial cleanser with a small amount of water or argan oil in the palm of your hand to form a paste, then massage onto wet skin in a circular motion. Dirt is dissolved away leaving skin with a revitalized appearance.

Coconut Milk Facial Cleanser Recipe! Looking for a vegan facial cleanser that's both gentle on skin and easy to customize? Then give my new chamomile & coconut milk facial cleanser recipe a try! Made with soothing chamomile, coconut milk and colloidal oatmeal, this easy facial cleanser and scrub gently exfoliates with bamboo extract for a healthy looking complexion!

Coconut Milk Facial Cleanser Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.25 oz. vegan coconut milk powder
.25 oz. colloidal oatmeal
.5 oz. bamboo extract powder
.5 oz. French green clay
.1 oz. ground chamomile flowers
12 drops chamomile essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the coconut milk powder, colloidal oatmeal, bamboo extract, French green clay and ground chamomile flowers. Combine a medium glass bowl and mix well until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Coconut Milk Facial Cleanser Recipe! Looking for a vegan facial cleanser that's both gentle on skin and easy to customize? Then give my new chamomile & coconut milk facial cleanser recipe a try! Made with soothing chamomile, coconut milk and colloidal oatmeal, this easy facial cleanser and scrub gently exfoliates with bamboo extract for a healthy looking complexion!

Add the essential oil, if desired, then mix in a food processor until there are no more clumps.

Put your chamomile & coconut milk facial cleanser in a 4 oz. jar of your choice. (I used a 4 oz. double wall plastic jar.) Label if desired.

This vegan solid lotion bar recipe is made with soothing oat butter, plantain infused olive oil and lavender essential oil. It's the perfect treat for sunburned skin this summer. Also try this vegan friendly moisturizer DIY on dry or rough feet, hands and elbows!

If you like my chamomile & coconut milk facial cleanser recipe, then you may also like my vegan solid lotion bar recipe with soothing oat butter & lavender, my natural 3-ingredient vegan rose body balm recipe with tea seed oil and my foaming oat body scrub recipe with frankincense & tamanu oil.

For more of my natural skin care recipes, be sure to follow my Pinterest boards here. You can also follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts directly to your email via FeedBurner.

And, if you make your own bath & body products, be sure to add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram posts for a chance to have your homemade products featured! I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my (semi-regular) weekend wrap up posts!

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Orange & Chamomile Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser Recipe

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Inspired by Suki's Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser, my exfoliating foaming cleanser recipe gently exfoliates your face with natural sugar while also helping to purify pores, remove dry skin, even skin tone and smooth and soften your complexion.

Inspired by Suki’s Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser, my orange & chamomile exfoliating foaming cleanser recipe gently exfoliates your face with natural sugar while also helping to purify pores, remove dry skin, even skin tone and smooth and soften your complexion.

This all natural foaming facial cleanser lathers as you massage it onto damp or wet skin to wash away excess dirt and makeup, while sweet almond oil – a mild, hypoallergenic oil – helps to protect skin against UV radiation damage as well as aid in keeping skin soft and supple.

Sweet almond oil is especially suited for sensitive skin and is easily absorbed by skin. Due to its high vitamin A content, it can also help to prevent acne. In addition it aids in relieving inflammation, itchiness and redness that may be caused by eczema or psoriasis. (If you suffer from eczema or psoriasis, be sure to also check out my homemade pine tar soap recipe.)

Blood orange essential oil is also wonderful for helping to reduce skin inflammation as well as flushing out toxins, while chamomile has also long been praised for its anti-inflammatory properties in skin care.

Inspired by Suki's Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser, my exfoliating foaming cleanser recipe gently exfoliates your face with natural sugar while also helping to purify pores, remove dry skin, even skin tone and smooth and soften your complexion.

Orange & Chamomile Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

7 oz. white granulated sugar
.8 oz. Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild Unscented Hemp Liquid Castile Soap
.25 oz. sweet almond oil
.05 oz. castor oil
1 Tablespoon chamomile flowers, ground or chamomile flower powder
1 mL blood orange essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the liquid Castile soap, sweet almond oil and castor oil into a glass container.

Using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out the blood orange essential oil and add to the soap and oil mixture.

How to make an exfoliating foaming cleanser recipe for your face!

Whisk well to combine thoroughly. The mixture will kind of resemble scrambled eggs with a bit of butter. (Weird, right?)

Weigh out the sugar into a separate container.

Then measure out the ground chamomile flowers using a measuring spoon and whisk into the sugar.

Slowly pour the sugar and chamomile flower mixture into the container with the liquid mixture, stirring as you go.

Continue mixing until all of the ingredients for your exfoliating foaming cleanser are thoroughly combined.

Inspired by Suki's Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser, my orange & chamomile exfoliating foaming cleanser recipe gently exfoliates your face with natural sugar while also helping to purify pores, remove dry skin, even skin tone and smooth and soften your complexion.

Now spoon your orange & chamomile exfoliating foaming cleanser into two 4 oz. glass salve jars. I used the glass jars from Container and Packaging for this project. Screw on the lids of your choice, then label as desired for personal use or gifting.

If you are making this exfoliating foaming cleanser to sell, you’ll need to label appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale. You may also want to consider a natural preservative.

To use your orange & chamomile exfoliating foaming cleanser, simply scoop out the desired amount then massage onto your wet face in circular motion. Rinse, then pat dry and follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

If you like my recipe for my orange & chamomile exfoliating foaming cleanser, then you may also like my orange & coconut coffee scrub recipe. Inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub, my coffee scrub recipe is scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom and also contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin.

For more of my homemade natural skin care recipes, be sure to follow me on PinterestG+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

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Facial Cleansing Grains Recipes

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These organic facial cleansing grains recipes are an excellent natural alternative to soap and water that are not only kinder to your skin but are also incredibly easy to make!

These organic facial cleansing grains recipes are an excellent natural alternative to soap and water that are not only kinder to your skin but are also incredibly easy to make! Because they don’t strip your skin of necessary oils that can over dry your face and lead to worsening break outs or simply dry, flaky skin you’ll have healthier glowing skin to look forward to! In addition, you can also use these organic facial cleansing grains as a face mask when you find your skin needs a little extra love.

These organic facial cleansing grains recipes are an excellent natural alternative to soap and water that are not only kinder to your skin but are also incredibly easy to make!

Following are three organic facial cleansing grains recipes to get you started. However, feel free to customize these facial cleansing grains recipes so they cater perfectly to your own skin type by choosing or substituting ingredients that work best for you.

These organic facial cleansing grains recipes are an excellent natural alternative to soap and water that are not only kinder to your skin but are also incredibly easy to make!

Herbal Facial Cleansing Grains Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon lavender flower powder
2 teaspoons French green clay
1 teaspoon chamomile flower powder
1 teaspoon marshmallow root powder
1 teaspoon calendula flower powder
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder, cornmeal or fine ground oats
2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Instructions:

Measure out all of the ingredients for your facial cleansing grains and combine in a glass bowl. Mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Using a small funnel, fill two 8-dram glass vials – I got mine from SKS Bottle & Packaging here – and cap.

To use combine 1-2 teaspoons with a small amount of water, coconut milk, milk, rosewater honey or aloe until it forms a paste. Massage onto skin then rinse with water and pat dry. Follow with your favorite natural facial serum or facial oil.

Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.

Fruit & Veggie Facial Cleansing Grains Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon carrot powder or cranberry powder
1 teaspoon orange peel powder
1 teaspoon basil powder
2 teaspoons Rhassoul clay
2 teaspoons sugar
1 Tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder, cornmeal or fine ground oats

Instructions:

Measure out all of the ingredients for your facial cleansing grains and combine in a glass bowl. Mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Using a small funnel, fill two 8-dram glass vials and cap.

To use combine 1-2 teaspoons with a small amount of water, coconut milk, milk, rosewater honey or aloe until it forms a paste. Massage onto skin then rinse with water and pat dry. Follow with your favorite natural facial serum or facial oil.

Suitable for normal, combination and oily skin.

Detox Facial Cleansing Grains Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons bentonite clay
1 teaspoon spirulina powder
1 teaspoon sea clay
2 teaspoons activated charcoal
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Dead Sea salt, fine ground
1 Tablespoon  arrowroot powder, cornmeal or fine ground oats

Instructions:

Measure out all of the ingredients for your facial cleansing grains and combine in a glass bowl. Mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Using a small funnel, fill two 8-dram glass vials and cap.

To use combine 1-2 teaspoons with a small amount of water, coconut milk, milk, rosewater honey or aloe until it forms a paste. Massage onto skin then rinse with water and pat dry. Follow with your favorite natural facial serum or facial oil.

Suitable for combination, oily and acne prone skin.

Love these facial cleansing grains recipes but want more ingredients to play with? Other fun ingredients you can incorporate into your recipes include aloe vera leaf powderchlorella powder, healing comfrey root powder, Echinacea flower powder, frankincense powder or anything else you dream up.

These organic facial cleansing grains recipes are an excellent natural alternative to soap and water that are not only kinder to your skin but are also incredibly easy to make!

In addition, these floral cleansing grains also make wonderful DIY wedding favors or bridesmaid gifts as well as homemade stocking stuffers. Or you can pair them with products made from some of my other homemade beauty recipes such as my mineral bath soak recipes, argan and rosemary facial cleansing oil recipe, and DIY herbal facial steam for a homemade beauty gift set.

Don’t have time to make your own facial cleansing grains? You can purchase pre-made facial cleansing grains from Mountain Rose Herbs here.

To discover even more of my homemade bath and beauty recipes as well as some of my favorite beauty recipes from around the web, be sure to follow me on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’ and TumblrFacebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.

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