Despite all precautions, your skin accumulates dirt and grime throughout the day, especially if you have naturally oily skin.

While many commercial products are available in the market to cleanse or wash away these impurities, such products often contain harsh chemicals that can cause irritation or an allergic reaction.

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Additionally, these products are pretty expensive and can burn a hole in your pocket since you have to use a face wash or cleanser on a daily basis. You can buy the cheaper versions, but they can be extremely hard on your skin and cause more damage than good.

The solution is obvious: make your own DIY face wash or cleanser. Don’t worry if you’re clueless about how to proceed. We’ve done the groundwork for you.

In fact if you are a fan of DIY skincare products, you can also check out our very own tried and tested recipes to make DIY sunscreen and after-sun spray, DIY chemical-free shampoos, and even DIY peel-off facial masks to deep clean pores and blackheads.

No more chemical products; make and use your own DIY face wash
No more chemical products; make and use your own DIY face wash

Here are four extremely easy and hassle-free methods to make your own DIY homemade face wash for the clearest skin ever.

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Method 1: Oil Cleanser

When you use a commercial face wash to cleanse your skin, it often strips away the natural oil (sebum) that your skin produces. This leaves your skin dry and, consequently, the skin produces more oil to compensate for the loss of natural oil. This excess sebum production can lead to clogged pores, blackheads and acne.

Using an oil-based cleanser removes just the excess oil, along with dirt and impurities, from your skin. The oil dissolves the sebum present on the surface of your skin. As you wipe off the cleanser, you’ll also wipe off the excess oil without drying out your skin.

Olive oil suits all skin types, while liquid Castile soap foams easily and is especially suitable for sensitive skin. This DIY face cleansing wash also contains glycerin, which keeps your skin moist and glowing.

Things you’ll need:

Things needed to make DIY Oil Cleanser

  • Olive oil (contains vitamin E) – 2 teaspoons
  • Castile soap (gentle cleanser) – 2 tablespoons
  • Glycerin (acts as a humectant) – 1 tablespoon
  • Water – 2 tablespoons
  • Clean, empty bottle

Step 1. Combine Castile soap and olive oil

Castile soap and olive oil for DIY oil cleanser
Pour out Castile soap and olive oil into bowl
  • Put 2 tablespoons of pure Castile soap in a mixing bowl.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil.

Step 2. Add glycerin and water

Add glycerin and water to make DIY oil cleanser
Add glycerin and water into the bowl as well
  • Add 1 tablespoon of glycerin into the mix.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water as well.

Step 3. Mix well and pour into a clean bottle for use daily

Whisk the ingredients to get a smooth blend and then transfer for storage
Whisk the ingredients to get a smooth blend and then transfer for storage
  • Use a small, motorized whisk to blend all ingredients together.
  • Let the mixture settle for a few minutes in the bowl.
  • Then, transfer it via a funnel into a clean bottle for storage. You can clean and reuse an old lotion bottle for this purpose.
  • Apply some of this oil cleanser over your face and neck area. Gently massage it into your skin for about 1 minute, then wipe it off with a washcloth dipped in warm water.

You can store and use this oil cleanser for up to 1 year.

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Use your DIY oil cleanser to get spotless and blemish-free skin
Use your DIY oil cleanser to get spotless and blemish-free skin

Method 2: Honey Face Wash

Honey has been used for centuries to heal wounds and repair damaged skin. This amber liquid has moisturizing and skin-lightening properties that leave you with a soft, golden glow.

Combined with olive oil, liquid Castile soap and distilled boiled water, this face wash can be used daily for soft, supple and blemish-free skin.

Things you’ll need:

Things needed to make DIY Honey Face Wash

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  • Honey (moisturizes, promotes skin regeneration) – ⅓ cup
  • Castile soap (gentle cleanser) – ⅓ cup
  • Distilled boiled water – 3 tablespoons
  • Olive oil (contains vitamin E) – 2 tablespoons
  • Clean, empty lotion bottle

Step 1. Pour the distilled water and Castile soap into a mixing bowl

Take distilled water and Castile soap in a mixing bowl
Take distilled water and Castile soap in a mixing bowl
  • Pour 3 tablespoons of distilled boiled water in a mixing bowl.
  • Add ⅓ cup of liquid Castile soap.

Step 2. Add honey and olive oil into the container

Add honey and olive oil
Add honey and olive oil
  • Pour ⅓ cup of honey into the bowl.
  • Finally, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Step 3. Transfer it to a recycled lotion bottle and use daily

Mix well and store in a clean bottle for use
Mix well and store in a clean bottle for use
  • Whisk all the ingredients together to blend them thoroughly.
  • Transfer the mixture into a clean lotion bottle. If needed, use a funnel to prevent spills.
  • Gently rub this cleanser into your skin for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Rinse it off with warm water, then pat dry your face with a soft towel.
  • Use it daily to wash your face, while also keeping your skin supple and soft.

You can safely store this homemade face wash in your refrigerator and use it for up to 2 months. So, then what are you waiting for, get hold of these ingredients to make your own DIY homemade face wash for the clearest skin ever.

Use DIY Honey Face wash for glowing skin
Use DIY Honey Face wash for glowing skin

Method 3: Charcoal Cleanser

Activated charcoal absorbs and removes impurities from the skin. It’s particularly effective at removing excess oil and extracting the grime and gunk out of blackheads. You can also use activated charcoal to make homemade makeup, and even consume it to get rid of food poisoning.

Mixed with coconut oil, baking soda and essential oils, this scrub gently removes all the grime and dead skin cells, giving your face a flawless appearance.

Things you’ll need:

Things needed to make DIY Charcoal Cleanser

  • Activated charcoal powder (absorbs excess oil and impurities) – 1 tablespoon
  • Organic coconut oil (moisturizes skin and clears dark spots) – ½ cup
  • Baking soda (exfoliates) – 1 tablespoon
  • Rosemary essential oil (reduces inflammation) – 2 or 3 drops
  • Lavender essential oil (controls acne) – 2 or 3 drops

Step 1. Put activated charcoal and coconut oil in a bowl

Take activated charcoal and coconut oil in a bowl
Take activated charcoal and coconut oil in a bowl
  • Put 1 tablespoon of activated charcoal powder in a mixing bowl.
  • Pour in ½ cup of organic coconut oil.

Step 2. Add baking soda and essential oils

Add baking soda and essential oils as well
Add baking soda and essential oils as well
  • Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda into the bowl.
  • Carefully add 2 or 3 drops of lavender essential oil.
  • Add 2 or 3 drops of rosemary essential oil as well.

Step 3. Blend well, pour it into a bottle and use 2 or 3 times a week

Mix well, pour it into a bottle and use
Mix well, pour it into a bottle and use
  • Use a tiny, motorized hand blender or whisk to thoroughly mix all the ingredients.
  • Transfer it via a funnel into a clean lotion bottle.
  • Use the scrub to gently exfoliate your skin, then softly pat dry your face with a linen towel.

You can easily store this cleanser for up to 6 months and use it 2 or 3 times a week for clear and smooth skin.

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Use charcoal cleanser for oily and acne-prone skin
Use charcoal cleanser for oily and acne-prone skin

Method 4: Aloe Face Wash

Fresh aloe vera gel naturally soothes and cools your skin, and helps you get rid of a sunburn. It also reduces acne and acne scars and helps you get clear, glowing and blemish-free skin.

Things you’ll need:

Things needed to make DIY Aloe Face Wash

  • Aloe vera gel (soothes and repairs skin, controls acne) – ¼ cup
  • Almond oil (moisturizes and lightens skin) – 2 tablespoons
  • Castile soap (gentle cleanser) – 1 tablespoon
  • Rose water (hydrates, tightens and tones skin) – 2 tablespoons
  • Lavender essential oil (controls acne) – 4 or 5 drops
  • Vitamin E oil (improves skin elasticity) – 1 capsule

Step 1. Put aloe vera gel and almond oil in a bowl

Take aloe vera gel and almond oil in a bowl
Take aloe vera gel and almond oil in a bowl
  • Pour ¼ cup of fresh aloe vera gel into a mixing bowl.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of almond oil.

Step 2. Add rose water and Castile soap

 Add rose water and Castile soap
Add rose water and Castile soap as well

Step 3. Add the lavender and vitamin E oil

Add the lavender and vitamin E oil
Add the lavender and vitamin E oil
  • Add 4 or 5 drops of lavender essential oil as well.
  • Pierce and empty a vitamin E capsule into the mix.

Step 4. Whisk everything together and store in a bottle for daily use

Mix well and transfer into a pump bottle for daily use
Mix well and transfer into a pump bottle for daily use
  • Whisk it until all the ingredients are completely blended together.
  • Transfer the prepared blend into a pump bottle for easy use.
  • Use it daily to wash away all the dirt and impurities from your face.

This DIY face wash when stored in a refrigerator stays good for 2 to 3 weeks. You can now make your own DIY homemade face wash for the clearest skin ever.

Use aloe vera face wash for clear skin
Use aloe vera face wash for clear skin

 

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