We all want to put our best face forward, so using the right cleanser in our beauty regimens is crucial. At WapoBeauty, we’re fans of easy natural beauty, which is why we love this recipe for a velvety and simple face cleanser. Not only is this cleanser easy enough to make with your eyes closed, but it works amazingly well. In fact, you may wonder why you ever used anything else to cleanse your skin! Read on to find out how to make this velvety and simple face cleanser at home and give your skin the VIP treatment.
For the velvety and simple face cleanser, you’ll need:
- 1 part jojoba oil
- 1 part castor oil
This recipe is quite straightforward, so you’ll only need fifty-fifty measurements of each ingredient. Before measuring out the ingredients, decide which container you’ll be storing it in. Once you’ve got that in mind, you’ll be able to determine the necessary quantities of each oil. We recommend using a pump bottle for easy application. Select the container that works best for you and your beauty routine.
PROPERTIES OF THE INGREDIENTS
Here we’ll explore the individual benefits of each of these powerful ingredients.
Jojoba oil, pronounced ho-ho-ba, is technically a liquid wax ester, which is why it leaves your skin feeling nice and silky. This oil is suitable for all skin types because it’s very similar to our skin sebum and therefore helps control sebum production. Alongside that, jojoba is antibacterial, antioxidant, hypoallergenic, and super moisturising. It’s no wonder why jojoba oil has a reputation for being an excellent oil for cosmetic formulations. All of these properties combine to make jojoba oil wonderfully regenerative, restructuring, and toning for the skin.
This oil is perfect for cleansing skin as it doesn’t leave behind a greasy film when you use it. Jojoba oil dissolves into your skin, working with your body’s natural oils to cleanse and restore the sebum. Not to mention that it’s noncomedogenic, so you don’t have to worry about this oil clogging your pores. Both of these characteristics combine to make jojoba oil a great natural remedy for gently and effectively treating acne. There’s certainly a lot to love about this golden oil!
Although not everyone has the same opinion of castor oil, its specs are quite impressive. Castor oil has a high concentration of ricinoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid ideal for moisturising. Its naturally high concentration of ricinoleic acid makes castor oil both a scarce and unique vegetable oil. Because it’s also a relatively inexpensive ingredient, castor oil is often used in all kinds of lotions, makeup, and cleansers as it’s exceptionally great at removing dirt from pores. Beyond being moisturising, this oil is emollient and skin conditioning.
Castor oil can also help to promote faster wound healing by reducing skin dryness and stimulating tissue growth. On top of that, this oil possesses impressive anti-inflammatory properties. These properties are particularly helpful for people with skin conditions such as psoriasis because they help with reducing swelling and providing pain relief. Castor oil’s anti-inflammatory properties, coupled with its antimicrobial properties, can also improve skin health by fighting off acne. All of these properties make this oil excellent for helping naturally enhance your skin.
CRAFTING YOUR VELVETY AND SIMPLE FACE CLEANSER
After you’ve selected your container of choice, preferably dark glass to protect the oils from oxidation, measure the jojoba and castor oil out into equal proportions. Then, combine the two oils together and voilà, instant face cleanser. When you’re ready to wash your face, massage the velvety and simple face cleanser onto the skin. You can leave it on for up to one minute before removing it with a warm and moist face towel. We’d like to note that this cleanser is excellent for naturally removing makeup!
If you’ve never used either of these oils before, we recommend doing a patch test beforehand. While both of these oils have plenty of great skin benefits, not everyone may have the same reaction to them. To do a patch test, apply a small amount of the cleanser to your skin, leaving it on for anywhere between a few hours to a full day. Should you notice any irritation on the skin, avoid using the cleanser altogether. Hopefully, no irritation will crop up, but when it comes to taking care of your skin, it’s always better to be safe rather than sorry.
When life gets tough, it’s nice to know that something as important as cleansing your face can be easy. By using this velvety and simple face cleanser, you’ll be giving your skin wonderful nutrients and saving yourself a bit of extra work along the way! Please, let us know in the comments how well this face cleanser worked for you. Should you want to learn more, be sure to check out WapoBeauty’s Soapmaking eBook to make natural skincare products at home. If you’re seeking more hands-on learning to formulate and craft safe and professional skincare products, consider signing up for WapoBeauty’s Traditional Soapmaking Workshop in Dublin later this month.
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Ashuni Pérez is an American writer based in Valencia, Spain. She has a passion for natural beauty and the environment. Ashuni loves to cycle and drink smoothies in the sun. Follow her on Instagram at @ashuuuuni