Here's an all-natural way to wash your face – with flowers, dirt, and food. I'm not kidding. Done correctly, combining ingredients from these 3 groups will gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth, supple, glowing, and nourished.
Not only is it easy to make and fun to use, it's not even pricey!
I've been working with several different combos over the past weeks and my skin is loving this method.
Are you curious to try it? Then read on!
You Can TooIn the near future, I am going to show you how to put together your own personalised, customised, all-natural face wash. Not only will your personal face wash be long lasting, you will be able to create several versions by mixing and matching the different ingredients to suit your personal preference (and pocketbook).
Shopping ListIf you want to get a head start, you can start shopping ingredients right away. Choose 1-2 ingredients from each of the 3 groups below.
There is only one requirement: every ingredient must be dry/dried. No fresh leaves or anything containing moisture of any kind for this project!
Here's the list
PlantsLavender - dry, sensitive skin
Rose - normal, dry skin
Chamomile - all skin types
Calendula (Pot Marigold) - all skin types
Green tea - combination and normal skin
Cornflower - sensitive skin
Mallow - all skin types (note! this plant has powerful coloring properties)
Rooibos - normal skin (perhaps others as well - no available documentation on topical use)
ClaysWhite clay - all skin types
Yellow clay - sensitive and oily skin
Rhassoul (also known as Ghassoul or Moroccan Soap Clay) - oily, normal, or combination skin
Red Clay - dull, tired skin
Pink Clay - dull, tired, or sensitive skin
Green Clay - all skin types
FoodsRaw Oats - all skin types (even oily and problem skin)
Almond meal - dry and normal skin
Spirulina - all skin types
Cranberry - combination or problem skin
Don't Forget ContainersIf you want to shop containers while you're at it, look for clear bottles with narrow-ish openings at the top (without insert). Unless you are comfortable with glass bottles in the bathroom, I'd go for a recyclable PET plastic approved for cosmetics or foods. The pictured bottles are from Danish Urtegaarden. French Aroma Zone has a lovely selection of fun bottle shapes in clear PET plastic as well. (find links on the sidebar).
Have fun shopping – next time, we'll get busy!