This is the long awaited new recipe I promised a long, long time ago. It doesn’t contain any rose water to ensure a longer shelf life. But don’t worry, I snuck the roses in somewhere else!
What you’ll need:
• 1 tbsp. of grated beeswax (optional)
• 5 tbsp. of almond oil
• 1 or 2 tbsp. of honey
• 2 tbsp. of vegetable glycerine
• 1 tsp. of vitamin E oil
• 3 drops of essential oil – I used rose geranium, but if you can/want to splurge, use rose absolute!
1. Melt your beeswax
Melt 1 tablespoon of beeswax in a double boiler and wait for it to completely melt.
You can actually make this cleanser perfectly without beeswax. Honey and oil combine two powerful methods: The Oil Cleansing method and the Honey Cleansing Method. Oils remove makeup like a dream and Honey is the skin cleanser from heaven.
2. Add your almond oil
Add 5 tablespoons of almond oil and let it melt together. Take your mixture out of the double boiler. Be careful, it’s hot!
3. Add honey and glycerine
The star ingredient in this cleanser is the honey. Honey is one of nature’s most magical offsprings. It is antibacterial and at the same time balancing and moisturizing for your skin. Meaning it takes care of your skin while working on your spots at the same time.
Wait for your concoction to reach room temperature. It should look somewhat solidified. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of honey (depending how gooey you want your cleanser to be) and 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerine.
4. Add vitamin E and essential oils
I like to add vitamin E oil to all of my lotions and potions for a longer shelf life. I also added 3 drops of rose geranium essential oil.
How to use your cleanser?
This is an amazing make up remover. It removes foundation and other face makeup without as much as a sweat.
First, splash lukewarm water all over your face. Take a small (like, pea size) amount of cleanser out of the jar. I like to rub it between my hands first.
Now gently massage your face with the mixture. Feels good, right?
Take a wash cloth with lukewarm water and clean your face. You’ll be amazed how easily everything comes off. Now cleanse your face if you like and continue your nightly routine.
Avoid your eye area! The beeswax and oils can be a little too much if you get it in your eyes. I like to use my DIY eye makeup remover pads with coconut oil for this!
Enjoy your homemade face cleanser!
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