How To Make a Face Cleanser With Milk
The secret of today's how-to is in the milk.
Introducing milk to a cleanser is absolute skin-loving magic that not only cleanses gently and thoroughly, but does not even come close to leaving the skin feeling dry.
Ladies and gents, whether you are vegan-milk-minded or animal-milk-minded, we're going to get busy with milk today!
This is a super-easy formula that can be adapted to your preferences.
Admittedly, it may not be the least expensive thing you make this year, but it will definitely be one of the most skin-loving cleansers you make.
LisaLise's Milky Face Cleanser and Instant Mask Formula
|Coconut Milk Powder||10|
|Almond Milk Powder||10|
|Donkey Milk Powder||2|
|Mare's Milk Powder||2|
Ingredient SubstitutionsVegan Option: If you prefer nothing sourced from animals, simply replace the donkey and mare's milk powders with coconut milk and/or almond milk and you're all set to go with a vegan version.
Almond Milk vs Almond Meal: There is a difference between almond meal/flour and almond milk powder. If you decide to use almond meal instead of milk, there will be a bit of gentle exfoliation to this mixture.
Powdered Herbs: Feel free to replace the powdered lavender and rose with powdered herbs of your choice.
No Preservative?No need.
This cleanser is water free and activated just before use by the addition of the liquid of your choice.
If stored properly and kept dry, there is no need of a preservative.
- Weigh ingredients
- Place in bowl (or plastic bag)
- Mix throughly and transfer to container
How To Use a Cleansing Powder
- Approx 1 tablespoon of liquid in hand (water, hydrosol, milk, infusion, etc)
- Add approx 1 teaspoon of powder
- Mix (with finger) to desired texture
- Apply mixture to face and neck massaging gently
- Let sit for 2 minutes (optional, but perfect as an instant mask)
- Rinse thoroughly
- Pat dry
Shelf LifeI label my powdered cleansers to be used within 3 months, but to be quite honest, I have had powdered cleasners standing around in the bathroom for up to 2 years with no issues. The key to a longer shelf life is being diligent about keeping moisture out of the container.
The shelf life of this product is equivalent to the ingredient in the formula with the shortest shelf life.
Is the cleansing power enough to remove dirt if we don’t use any surfactants?
My personal experience is my skin feels so much softer and brightens my skin. I also use a very simple powder cleanser for a hair wash, betonite clay and pink clay mixed with any liquid. Massage paste into wet hair and scalp. Leave a few minutes, add more water and continue to gently massage scalp and throughout hair. Result is so soft hair and bouncy.
I may have to try this. Would I just grind up dried lavender buds or dried rose petals in a coffee bean grinder until it makes a powder? Thank you.
Thanks for sharing!
@Deaon Varonos - I love the hair wash idea! I have been a long time user of rhassoul, but perhaps it's time to try another clay. Thanks for sharing!
@A Dobs - You can grind up the dried buds or petals in a (dedicated) coffee grinder or with a mortar and pestle. Enjoy!
@ Lucia Mencarelli - You are most welcome and thanks for your kind comment
@shybasics - I hope your skin rejoices several times over when you've given it a try. Enjoy!
@Anon - Hey there Anon. I sourced these 2 milk powders at Aroma Zone but I think you will find many cosmetics ingredients suppliers carry them as well.