You only need 3 ingredients to make this All-natural cleanser. With honey, ground almonds and clay you gently exfoliate, moisturize and cleanse your face. Every morning and evening will feel like a trip to the spa!
A few weeks ago I shared a recipe for an All-natural Cleanser. I briefly mentioned Lush Angels on bare skin and with very few changes (swap 1 ingredient) you can make a very similar cleanser. The original contains water and glycerin, but I’m using another one of nature’s magical ingredients: honey!
What you’ll need:
- 2/3 cup of finely Ground almonds
- 1/3 cup of Kaolin clay
- 2 tbsp. raw Honey
- essential oils – I used 3 drops of lavender and 3 drops of rose geranium
- 1 tsp. vitamin e oil – for an even longer shelf life, but this recipe doesn’t contain water
- lavender flower buds – because it looks very pretty
1. Measure your ground almonds and clay
Don’t use metal utensils (like spoons) when handling cosmetic clay! Apparently clay loses its effectiveness when it comes in contact with metal. Use plastic, glass or wooden tools instead.
2. Add your honey
Take half of your dry ingredients and add two heaping tablespoons of honey.
At this point you can also add a teaspoon of vitamin E oil and your essential oils.
Start stirring it all together. You can get your (very clean!!) hands in there if you want. Actually it’s the absolute best method for this.
Keep adding more of your dry ingredients to the mixture and ‘knead’ it together until it starts to look like dough. After a while the mixture should no longer stick to your fingers.
3. Roll and serve
Now you can roll it out, if you so choose, on a (very clean!!) countertop. Sprinkle your lavender flowers all over the ‘dough’. Roll it up and sprinkle more lavender buds on top.
It’s ready for use!
Recently I rediscovered coconut oil as a makeup remover.
After I take all of my makeup off, I take a pinch of cleanser and add a little water in the palm of my hand.
I ‘knead’ it until it forms some sort of paste (see picture above). Keep the ‘almond milk’ that’s forming and rub it all together on your face.
Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Enjoy your soft, angelic skin!