Sunday, February 2, 2014

How To Make a Face Wash With Flowers, Dirt, and Food 2


In the last face wash with dry ingredients, we combined lavender and cornflower with oats to make a cleanser for all skin types (link below). This time we're doing a super mild mixture for sensitive, dry, and mature skin. This will also work well with combination skin. If you like chamomile, this mixture is for you.

Let's get started, shall we?




The ingredients for this mixture


  • Ground Oats
  • White Clay
  • Yellow Clay
  • Chamomile
  • Calendula


The Equipment You'll Need


  • Handy dandy whizzing apparatus
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Container for your finished product



Begin by whizzing each of your dried plants and food ingredients separately until they are as close to powder as you can get them. (Clays don't need whizzing). Above is 2 tablespoons of raw oats along with calendula in the big bowl. The whizzing machine has a spoonful of chamomile waiting to be pulverized.



Here are the ingredients in the bowl, ready to be mixed. Even though this recipe doesn't require do-or-die amounts, it's always a good idea to keep notes on how much you use of each ingredient. This recipe was measured by heaping tablespoons.

Tip: You can use either white clay or yellow clay for this mixture. I used both because I wanted to create a light yellow mixture that was pleasing to the eye. The cleansing effect is the same with either white or yellow clay.



Mix your ingredients together and fill into your container.

Voilá!  A lovely face wash all ready to cleanse and gently exfoliate your lovely face.

Visit this post for the washing method.

Important Storage Tip

Be sure to cap the bottle immediately after measuring out a portion when you use this product. Keep the cap and opening of your container completely dry at all times. If ANY moisture comes into contact with your product while it is in the container, you will have created the perfect environment for mold, fungus, bacteria and all kinds of other beasties.

There is no preservative in this product, so it is essential that it is kept 100% dry. (did I mention how important it is that the mixture is kept dry?)

More DIY Face Wash Fun

Wash Your Face With Flowers, Dirt and Food
How to Make a Dry Face Wash With Lavender and Cornflower
The How To Page 

4 comments:

Beth said...

Hi Lise!

I have a question about the clays. I have Bentonite, French Green and Kaolin clay. I find them all different in colour and texture, however when I look them up, the names are used very interchangebly - for instance a site may speak of Green clay and then say it is also called Bentonite etc. Could you please help me with more information about these clays? I have found that my skin has a very violent reaction to my French Green clay (my skin turns violently red, literally in streaks where the clay went on and stays that way for several hours) but it seems fine with Bentonite. Kind regards and much love!
(Oh PS I made the flower cleanser with bentonite, oat, chamomile, hybiscus and calendula. Works like a dream)

Lise M Andersen said...

HI Beth - this is great input! Thanks for sharing your combination of ingredients. You are absolutely correct in pointing out the use of the clay names, and it is indeed confusing. I have come across this many times (even with my suppliers). The reason: classifying bentonite is something even experts can't agree on. This from wikipedia: ".. the term bentonite, as well as a similar clay called tonstein, has been used to describe clay beds of uncertain origin."

Beth said...

Hello again Lise!

I have been enjoying my flower face wash immensely, but today I got a bit of an idea. While doing my natural products online shopping I came across some soap nut powder. What do you think, will adding a bit of that to the mix work? Soap nuts are apparently low in ph which should be skin loving, yes? I am rather exited to try :)

Lise M Andersen said...

HI Beth - Great idea! I have added soap nut deconcoctions to some of my water-based face washes, and it is a lovely mild soap. I'm anxious to hear how it works for you! :)