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I have been on a quest to find Do It Yourself (DIY) products that are easy to make and that I would like enough to add into my self-care routine. For over twenty years I have been a devoted Mary Kay customer and it has been a wonderful relationship. My skin had been clear and received compliments up until last year when I was placed on some medicine that, (gasp) gave me adult acne. Excuse me, but I didn’t have acne as a teenager and I for sure don’t want it as an adult.
With my new found acne problem and my new mission of doing things as healthy as possible I decided to look for a recipe for an all-natural face wash. During my search I found a great site called Live Simply that included a number of DIY products that I’m interested in trying.
First up to bat is the much needed face wash, the DIY Homemade Honey Face Wash recipe had only four ingredients (Castile soap, raw honey, jojoba oil and distilled water). I used the Baby Mild Castile Soap, one of the two recommended (Tea Tree was the other), Y.S. Eco Bee Farms Raw Honey and Desert Essence jojoba oil. I had to double the recipe to fill my soap dispenser (7.5 fl ounces) to about ¾ full.
Below is the Live Simple Recipe:
DIY Homemade Honey Face Wash
- ⅓ cup liquid castile soap, Baby Mild or Tea Tree
- ⅓ cup raw honey
- 3 TB distilled water (boiled water will also work)
- 2 TB nourishing oil, I use jojoba(Other options include: almond, avocado, olive, apricot, argan
- 1 liquid soap dispenser
- In a soap dispenser, add the water first (to prevent bubbles) then the liquid castile soap, honey, and oil. Shake the ingredients together until the honey is fully dissolved.
- Shake the soap dispenser every few days in between uses.
To Use: Wet your face with water. Massage a small amount of homemade honey face wash on your face. Rinse with water.
It took less than ten minutes to put it together. However, the “shake the ingredients together until the honey fully dissolves”, part of the instructions took a lot longer. In fact, I found it was better to shake from time to time while I went about my activities. Even with that method it wasn’t all dissolved by the time I went to bed two hours later. Not a big problem, because it was ready to go the next morning.
The soap dispenser I repurposed for my face wash was for a foaming hand wash (not currently DIY) and I lucked out because my face wash came out in this thick foam that felt good as I spread it over my face.
After the first use I found my skin to feel soft and smooth. I waited to put on my moisturizer to see if my skin would become dry and tight, which thankfully it did not.
It’s impossible to judge a product until you use it for a while, but after the first few uses I’m thinking it’s going to end up in the winner’s circle. I’ll have to give an update after using it for a while.
Here is to our best Health, Home and Self