Your face wash is a vital part of your daily skincare routine. It should not only offer effective cleansing benefits but also help keep your skin radiant and healthy. Top beauty and skin care brands offer a large variety of face washes. No matter what your skin type is, you are sure to find one that’ll suit your requirements. However, can you completely trust these commercial products? After all, there is no way to be sure what goes into making them. Store-bought skin care products often contain chemicals and other harsh ingredients that may harm your skin.

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Simple recipe to make a homemade face wash with green tea and honey

It is best to be a little extra careful when it comes to selecting a face wash as you will be using it every single day. Another solution to this problem is to make your own! All you need to do is select the right ingredients, keeping in mind your skin type, tone, and requirements. The world of natural skin care remedies offers numerous beneficial and safe ingredients for you to choose from.


Here is an easy-to-make homemade face wash recipe you will love. It comes with the benefits of green tea, honey, avocado oil, and tree tea oil. It thoroughly cleans your face, brightens your complexion, protects your skin from damage, and prevents acne breakouts and infections.

How to Make Homemade Face Wash with Green Tea & Honey

Things you’ll need:

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Items needed for homemade face wash
  • Honey - 2 tablespoons
  • Avocado oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Unscented castile soap - 2 tablespoons
  • Green tea - 1 bag
  • Tea tree oil - 5 drops
  • Water (distilled) - 2 to 3 tablespoons

Step 1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl or jug

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Pour all the ingredients into a bowl or jug
  • Put 2 tablespoons unscented castile soap in a jug or bowl.
  • Add the contents of 1 bag of green tea to it.
  • Put in 2 to 3 tablespoons of distilled water.
  • Add in 2 tablespoons of honey.
Note: If you do not prefer the grainy texture of green tea in the face wash, alternatively you can use brewed green tea and add it to the other ingredients. Make sure you use only 2-3 tablespoons of water as mentioned above for brewing the tea in order to keep the tea concentrated. Also, skip adding extra distilled water if you are using brewed tea.

Step 2. Add the remaining ingredients to the mix

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Add the oils
  • Add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil with the other ingredients.
  • Put in 5 drops of tea tree oil in the jug.

Step 3. Use an electric hand blender to mix the solution

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Blend all the ingredients well and store the face wash in a pump bottle
  • With the help of a hand blender, mix the solution.
  • Pour in the solution into a dispenser.
  • Your homemade face wash is ready to be used.

Using the Homemade Green Tea Honey Face Wash

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Pamper your skin with green tea and honey face wash

Make sure your hands are clean. Wet your face. Shake the bottle well before every use and take a sufficient amount of face wash and massage it on your face in circular motions. Continue massaging for a few minutes before washing it off with water. Pat your skin dry. You may finish by applying a light moisturizer. Use this face wash regularly for healthy and glowing skin.


About the ingredients 

Honey: The antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant benefits of honey make it a beneficial ingredient for beauty and skincare purposes. It has several essential nutrients that are required to keep the skin healthy and radiant.

It also comes with a highly effective humectant property. It helps keep the skin moisturized and nourished and resolves many skin problems. Honey can be used to treat minor cuts and burns, cure acne, rejuvenate dry skin, lighten scars, soothe sunburns, and combat signs of premature aging. It is also believed to possess mild exfoliating benefits and helps cleanse skin pores. This safe and inexpensive ingredient adds a natural glow to your skin and smoothens out its texture. The best part about using honey as a natural skin care remedy is that it is very gentle on the skin and has no side effects.

Avocado oil: Rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and other important nutrients, avocado is among the most beneficial natural ingredients for health and beauty purposes. Its moisturizing and antioxidant properties are useful in preventing chapped and flaky skin. Avocado oil, extracted from the fatty flesh of this fruit, is widely used in commercial beauty and skin care products.

This oil helps in healing dry and dull skin by keeping it nourished and moisturized. It is excellent for people suffering from skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. This ingredient can accelerate the healing process and can be used in the treatment of minor wounds, sunburned skin, and more. It helps reduce the appearance of signs of aging and protect the skin from sun damage.  Some users also believe that this ingredient can help erase dark circles. It is also used as a nourishing massage oil owing to its thick consistency.

You may also include avocado oil in your nail and hair care regime.


Green tea: Green tea is excellent for your health as it comes with high levels of enzymes, amino acids, phytochemicals, and other useful minerals and vitamins. It is also an excellent source of antioxidants.

As a beverage, green tea is beneficial for your body, inside out.

This ingredient helps improve the tone and texture of your skin by flushing out the toxins, reducing inflammation, and healing scars and marks. It can also help maintain skin elasticity. Due to its antioxidants and tannins, green tea can be used for the treatment of dark circles and puffy eyes. It effectively protects the skin from harmful free radicals and delays signs of aging, keeping the skin healthy and youthful.

Green tea helps treat common skin woes such as acne and pimple. It boasts astringent properties and works as a skin toner. The mild abrasive texture of this ingredient helps rid your skin of dead skin cells, excess oil, and impurities to reveal rejuvenated and glowing skin.


This ingredient will give you a nourished, clear, and healthy skin.

Tea tree oil: The medicinal and therapeutic benefits of this essential oil have made it quite popular in the world of skin care and beauty. It has antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties. Tea tree oil is used topically for the treatment of various skin conditions. It works well for oily and acne-prone skin.

Tea tree oil is extremely useful in treating and preventing acne as it can kill acne-causing bacteria, de-clog skin pores, reduce skin inflammation, and lighten stubborn scars.  It helps treat warts, boils, infections, skin tags, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, cold sores, minor wounds, and cuts.

Castile soap: This gentle cleansing agent helps enhance the effectiveness of your face wash. It is made of natural and safe ingredients that will help cleanse the skin without clogging skin pores.

Tips to keep in mind

  • Green tea leaves help in skin exfoliation. But be careful not to scrub your skin vigorously while using this face wash.
  • You can also use matcha green tea powder instead of green tea leaves.
  • It is also recommended to use distilled water for DIY homemade products.
  • Carry out a patch test before applying the face wash to ensure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.
  • The recipe makes enough face wash to fill an 8 oz bottle.