Honey in your facial cleanser? Who does that?
You know those easy DIY cleanser recipes for home and body that are scattered throughout the internet? I am sorely addicted to them and have been for a while.
I make them. I use them, and then I share my results with you on several platforms (this blog and our second). In some cases, you try them and find them helpful too. I’m obsessed with clearing my life out of all the superficial things that keep us in a constant cycle of denial – funding companies that don’t have our best interest at heart, especially with ingredients that are not so good for our skin.
Honey is wonderful for skin – it contains some pretty amazing antibacterial, probiotic, healing properties and it’s super hydrating. Raw honey has lots of good enzymes and probiotics that are great for your skin. Even better, honey can be used on acne prone skin – it doesn’t stop the moisture from the skin and it will reduce oils and bad bacteria.
(Acne is typically an internal problem though, with a leaky gut as being the culprit for skin issues) – therefore if you struggle with acne, it’s important to look at your diet. Suggest reading “Naturally get rid of acne by fixing your gut” by Chris Kessler – it’s a great start to a path to healthier skin.
You can use honey on it’s own as a facial cleanser (preferably raw, and make sure you tie your hair up!) Let it sit for 5-7 minutes, and wash off. It’s great for getting your skin back in shape. But you can also add it to your facial cleanser in a foaming pump, too.
Honey is super gentle – it’s much more mild than using soap and is a wonderful natural facial cleanser. Many of the commercial beauty products are much more toxic on your skin than you would assume .. with questionable ingredients and fragrance that can collect in your bloodstream and wreck havoc on your body.
Moisturizing Honey Facial Cleaner
This facial cleanser has just 4 simple ingredients:
Raw Honey: Raw honey is honey that hasn’t been pasteurized – when honey hasn’t been pasteurized it is rich in probiotics and is antibacterial. Honey is wonderful for cleansing even the most sensitive skin.
Sweet Almond Oil: Added to the facial cleanser to serve as a moisturizer. Sweet almond is the best oil for even the most troubled skin.
Water: Distilled water is added to the facial cleanser, and when added to a foam pump, provides a nice gentle lather that will help extend the life of the facial cleanser.
This recipe uses a 1.7 oz foam pump, and despite the small size, the facial cleaner really does last for a few weeks – with that I would recommend using distilled water. The essential oils are totally optional – if you have them, add them – both are great for supporting healthy skin.
Homemade Honey Facial Cleanser
The measurements may seem small in comparison to the water, but they are important to stick to – any more than what is listed will cause the foaming pump to clog.
This DIY makes one, 1.7 oz foam pump – it should last you 2-3 weeks.
- 1.7 oz foam pump (pick up here on Amazon, Bulk Apothecary (in bulk) or, Abundant Health
- 1 tsp sweet almond oil
- 1 tsp raw honey, slightly warmed (see here)
- 1 tsp castile soap
- distilled water
- optional: 1-2 drops each Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oil
Step by step:
- Slightly warm the honey – just for a few seconds in the microwave.
- Combine the honey with the sweet almond oil and castile soap in the foam dispenser. Top with distilled water.
- If you are using essential oil, add a drop or two at this time.
- Place the lid on the foam dispenser and turn to combine. Use morning and evening as needed to wash your face, avoid the eye area.
We get our raw honey from a local farmer – if you are unable to find a farmer near you with raw honey, then I recommend this variety on Amazon.
Have you ever made your own foaming face wash?