Essential oils have become a part of my every day life.  As I am continually looking for ways to remove harsh chemicals from my life, I keep running into products that I need to replace.   One of those is facial wash!

Making a DIY essential oil facial cleanser can be a challenge.

Some recipes are too watery. 

Others are too drying.  

Yet others are too oily.  

Finding a balance that actually cleans your skin but also leaves it feeling nice is a bit of a challenge.

That is why this recipe just makes me happy, it is the perfect balance of all worlds.  At least in my humble opinion!

Here is what you need for a simple DIY Essential Oil Facial Cleanser


How to:

  • Combine all ingredients in the foaming soap bottle and shake to combine.   When desired, pump out and wash face!

So, why these particular ingredients?

Every single ingredient has a purpose, and that is to make sure your skin is clean, soft and radiant!

  • Unscented castile soap is a chemical-freee gentle cleanser.
  • Jojoba oil is very close in composition to the natural oils of your skin, which makes it a non-greasy super absorbent moisturizing agent for your skin!
  • Lavender essential oil is known to calm and soothe skin.
  • Frankincense essential oil is also a very famous oil for its skin beautifying abilities.  It also can smooth the appearance of healthy skin and aging skin.

How to get the most out of your facial cleanser

In my reading I came across a few helpful tips that will help your cleanser to work best.

  1.   Remove your makeup before you cleanse.   Using a makeup remover will allow your cleanser to clean your skin, instead of just removing your makeup.
  2.  Don’t try to open your pores with hot water, and then close them with cold water.   According to dermatologists, this is an urban myth that will only cause you unnecessary skin irritation.
  3.  Cleanse in the shower!   The steam and warmth can help your skin release hardened oils and other pore clogging debris.

Have you ever made your own facial cleanser?   How did you like it?

Would you try other oils in this facial cleanser recipe? Please share which ones!